Among the various local markets, the most characteristic is certainly the Flea Market in the port area, which represents the true antiques markets. It is certainly one of the oldest markets in Catania, becoming a real symbol of the city itself, joined not only by people interested in buying, but also by those who simply want to enjoy a pleasant walk in a place that releases folklore in every corner. At the Flea Market you can find any antiques, from furniture to jewelry, from vinyls to collectibles. Often, among the various stalls it is also possible to find very rare relics.
The Flea Market has a long tradition behind it. Over time it has seen its headquarters change several times, starting from the historic Flea Market in Piazza Carlo Alberto, passing through Corso Martiri della Libertà, up to the present day, where it takes place behind Piazza del Duomo in Catania, precisely in Via Cardinale Dusmet, in the suggestive scenery of the Arches of the Marina, a few steps from the Fish Market and from the central Via Etnea, the main city street.
The Catania Flea Market, as per tradition, takes place every Sunday morning until about lunchtime, although the soul of the market itself begins already during the night between Saturday and Sunday, where traders begin to prepare their stalls and many visitors looking for some particular item begin to populate the marketsearching for some interesting items to grab.
The Catania Flea Market is currently held in an area characterized by the presence of the Archi della Marina, a nineteenth-century viaduct where once it surmounted the sea waters.
The tracks of the Catania - Syracuse railway are installed on the surface of the Archi della Marina, also given the proximity to the Catania Centrale railway station, which is just a few meters away.