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 Fountain is not that amazing to justify going there specially for it, however since you'll be strolling all around Ortigia, I believe you'll pass by there. But stopping at the adjoining Largo...  more »
  • It is good to have a guide who will explain you about the fountain symbols. Fonte Aretusa is the place where Arethusa returned to Earth after escape from the undersea in Arcadia . Herman Melville...  more »
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