Fonte Aretusa

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About Fonte Aretusa , Syracuse

Located in the historic centre of Syracuse, the Fonte Aretusa is the place where, according to Greek Mythology, Aretusa returned to the earth after she escaped Arcadia.  The fountain dates back to the ancient times when it was the only source of water to what is currently known as Ortigia. Even though there are many stories that shape around the fountain, what truly pulls visitors here is the sheer romantic sight of the sunken pond surrounded by the historic buildings and the gorgeous ducks and fishes that have made this pond their home.

Some people say if you throw a goblet in the Arcadia spring in Greece, it will end up right here! 

How To Get To Fonte Aretusa by Public Transport

  • Bus: at Interbus Spa (4.5 kilometers away)
  • Train: Siracusa Train station (4.5 kilometers away)
  • On Foot
  • By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car

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Address: Largo Arethusa, Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

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Exclusive Naturalistic Tour of Vendicari and Visit of Noto
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Exclusive excursion to the Wildlife Oasis of Vendicari, a beautiful paradise in the South-East cost of Sicily, led by an expert naturalistic guide. Afterwards, visit the little charmed town of Noto, known for its Baroque façades, so typical of the Val di Noto. You will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Siracusa, or nearby, by private luxury car and English speaking driver.

Ragusa and Modica Day Trip from Syracuse Including Lunch
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A tour to discover two wonderful Baroque towns that belong to the 'Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto' Unesco Heritage site. Light lunch based on typical Sicilian food is included. The tour will be operated as a full day tour from Syracuse.

Siracusa Food and Wine Tour
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Siracusa small group food and wine tour: taste a cooked fresh fish, typical sicilian appetizers, homemade Sicilian pastries, fragrant Siracusa wine and liquors.

Share your experience - Rate Fonte Aretusa , Syracuse

  • Great spot anytime of the day or night. At night the water is illuminated so you can see fish and sleeping geese and ducks.

  • Fountain wasn't working when we visited - but interesting feature - shame there was almost no info - fortunately guidebook gave useful insight into it's history

  • Nice for the history. Restaurants around seem like a bit of a tourist trap.

  • Well. The Font is nothing special to looking forward to. But the area around is quite neat. Strolling the quai down is a well worth thing to do. Then you pass the font and take a look at it.

  • Beautiful freshwater spring on the edge of the island outflowing into the Ionian sea. Lovely myth to go along with the beauty of the spring.

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