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Fonte Aretusa, Syracuse
(3.1/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Fonte Aretusa and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Syracuse attractions using our Syracuse tourist route planner.
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  • I would have put three bullets but my wife insisted on the four. Okay that is full of history but in fact is a puddle with four ducks swimming ... In any case you have to put it in the context of its history otherwise it loses some meaning.
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  • Anonymous source and careless, is known only for the papyri. Could be better exploited as many attractions in Syracuse.
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  • Even evening view is charming, beautiful legend that surrounds and beautiful the context where it is located
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