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Fonte Aretusa

| Il dio innamorato è ALFEO e non Orfeo, inoltre c'è un errore di battitura nel nome di Artemide., Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Legend has it that a nymph named Aretusa, who was one of the Nereids of Greece, fled to Sicily after the river-god Alpheus fell in love with her, but was then changed into a fountain (the Fonte Aretusa) by Artemis.
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| Il dio innamorato è ALFEO e non Orfeo, inoltre c'è un errore di battitura nel nome di Artemide., Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Fonte Aretusa in September 2017. It is an ancient, storied fountain next to the sea with many papyrus plants and resident waterfowl. According to Greek mythology, the fresh water fountain is the place where the nymph Arethusa, the patron figure of ancient Syracuse,...More

Thank TimWandMelG
Reviewed October 19, 2017

There is a nice story about this well situated just next to the harbour. Situated at the western side of Ortigia.

Thank Bertil B
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Worth visiting for the views of the ocean adjacent and the cafes opposite. Otherwise, without any historical understanding, not much to look at.

Thank alan h
Reviewed October 7, 2017

My wife and I were having a walk along the edge of the seafront one evening when we came across the Fonte Aretusa (Fountain of Aretusa). It was not a planned visit, we were simply walking along and couldn't understand why so many people were...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

The water is fresh and clear at this fine fountain right on the harbor in Ortygia. It is a nice spot to search for fish. It is also a prominent spot to meet friends.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and beautiful site located on the sea waterfront. Great photo opportunities. Near the Piazza Duomo.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

I didn't really get what this was until we walked through the winding roads and came out to this vista.

Thank SKD73
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Fonte Aretusa is truly amazing place to visit in Ortigia. It is a beautiful place in a beautiful city with a beautiful sea view.

Thank Marijana P
Reviewed July 20, 2017

The place is having a great sea view, but there is nothing great to see about the particular place. I don´t know if it is good to see in evening? The fountain has few fishes.

Thank Nikit_Deshmukh
Reviewed July 4, 2017

It's a nice fountain in the middle of the old city, but the area is marred by traffic, one of the few places in the old city where you will find any amount of traffic. Still it's pleasant.

Thank Thomas V
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