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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  • The site is beautiful, both the source that the coast of the peninsula and the Gulf. Even more important is his historical and mythological significance.
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  • Charming, timeless the Aretusa fountain, with its mythological references. But at night there is really too much crowd. The crowd won't allow you to see anything! Frequentatela in the morning, and don't miss a ride in ronchi (small blind alleys). Admire the view of the sea from the balustrade. Go to the Maniace Castle. Avoid it like the plague on Saturday night, unless you want an authentic Walkabout ...
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  • The aretusa fountain combines the allure of Mythology set in the beauty of Ortigia. Definitely to see and admire. Shame about the lack of cleanliness and lack of accommodation, too much dirt in the source where you can see the mice
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If you're looking for a budget-friendly option in Syracuse, take a peek at what's available by the train station. Many of the most luxurious hotels cluster in Ortigia, the historical center of town. The most exclusive options sit along the pleasant waterfront, with residents enjoying dining terraces and private beaches.
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