Vuccirìa is a historic Palermitan market situated inside the Castellammare district. It dates back to the mid-1200s, when the Angevin Age was flourishing and started as a meat market, initially under the French influence of the Anjou, taking the name Bucciria Grande, from the name boucherie - butchery. Thanks to its proximity to the port, it had been a stopping point for merchants from Genoa, Pisa, Venice and Amalfi since the dawning of the Arab age. Over the years, the Bucciria Grande became the fish, fruit and vegetable market and the metamorphosis of its name completed the transformation in what has become the present day Vuccirìa. Vuccirìa in the Palermitan dialect means “commotion” or the typical racket and shouting of vendors, of the so called “abbanniati”, that characterise this historic Palermitan Market.