I have read here that the street markets are usually closed on Sundays in Palermo...I am posting the info I got from the Tourist Office of Palermo about the markets.According to them..they do open!! I hope this is true!!????
What they said:
All the historical markets of Palermo are open every day ( Sunday included) from early morning to evening ( but it’s better to go in the morning ). here's to you a list of all the markets ( you can find spices in all markets who sells foods- in particular, Ballaro Market and Vucciria Market):
The oldest and most popular market in Palermo stands in Piazza Caracciolo and surrounding area, was born as store of the flesh, once closed between arches now completely open in which the goods (meat, fish, fruit) is exposed in typical stalls on special marble slabs calls "balate"
Along with Ballarò market is the most popular in the city. Starts from Porta Carini, adjacent to the Court and extends throughout the area that goes to the cathedral and the pawnshop. Features are the streets decorated of any merchandise conceivable
Nearly next to to Il CAPO , this area called from the Arabic "Suk-el-attarin" extends from Piazza Borsa over Via Maqueda to Via Roma leads to the Piazza San Domenico, where almost in contact with the "Vucciria". Here you could find clothes or shoes.
The popular market for excellence. Starts from Corso Tukory, near the central station, it penetrates inside the area parallel of Via Maqueda to Piazza Casa Professa where there is a market for used clothing
MERCATO DELLE PULCI
Ancient antiques market and antique furniture. It 'a short stretch of road behind the Cathedral in Piazza Peranni. Is open from morning to evening, except on holidays when it is only open in the morning ( so on Sunday you must go in the morning)
Only Saturday and Sunday welcomed around the Giardino Garibaldi merchants of antiquities and antiques. (Particularly furniture and antiques of various kinds, but sometimes you can also find clothes, shoes, bags)