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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 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 25 August 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 21 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 19 August 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 29 July 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 20 July 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 5 July 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
Reviewed 9 June 2017

In the photograph, behind the curved wall on the sea front is a deep pool and natural freshwater spring - so unusual so close to the sea. Extremely useful to sailors watering their ships - Nelson watered his entire fleet from this small spring before...More

Thank AlexandraKP
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