Fonte Aretusa, Syracuse

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The sort of place that drives English poets to grab their paper, pen, and ink, Fonte Aretusa has legends galore. A nymph of the same name became the fountain itself, or so they say. The spring itself feeds the Cyane River; the image of freshwater emerging from the ground and soon feeding into the sea fascinated writers like Milton, Pope, and Wordsworth. Papyrus plants grow abundantly in the pond here. Grab an ice cream and spend some time watching the ducks. Arrange to visit Fonte Aretusa and other attractions in Syracuse using our Syracuse trip planner .
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  • It is a fountain located on the coast near the tip on Ortigia Island, Papyrus grows. Area was crowded with tourists.
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  • Lovely broadwalk below the town of oritagia. Lots of vendors in the tourist season but in Feb/March enjoyed by the locals and tourists. Runs to the coast guard station and then to the aquarium and the...  more »
  • Located in Ortigia Island the Aretusa is a mirror of water situated in the most historic and ancient of Syracuse and in my opinion one of the most beautiful moments Syracusans and affascinane to see how you form a source of fresh water that reaches up to the underground path the island then pouring its waters into the sea
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