Many of them are named for the location that they are in - for example the Pozzuoli fish and produce market is located in Pozzuoli. Others are named for what they mainly sell, like "Shoe Alley" or "Christmas Alley". "Thieves Alley" got its nickname because it seems to sell many items, like electronics, that have fallen off of the back of a truck. There are high end markets and low end markets, markets that are known for having the best fish, and markets known for having a high amount of gypsies asking for money. We've found it best to just go and see the markets for ourselves.
|"Shoe Alley" is one of the bigger markets.|
|Checking out some boots during the summer.|
|La Pignasecca's food market. Taken from lonelyplanet.com|
|Porta Nolana seafood market. Taken from lonelyplanet.com|
|A lot of buffalo mozzarella at a food market! Taken from telegraph.uk.co|
|A clothing market.|