Fonte Aretusa

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  • Address: Largo Arethusa, Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily, Syracuse, Italy
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Fountain

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 Reach Fonte Aretusa

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

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  • Fonte Aretusa Address: Largo Arethusa, Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily, Syracuse, Italy
  • Fonte Aretusa Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Fonte Aretusa(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fonte Aretusa: 00:30 Mins
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  • 60.06% of people who visit Syracuse include Fonte Aretusa in their plan

  • 40% of people start their Fonte Aretusa visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Fonte Aretusa

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

82.05% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fonte Aretusa

People normally club together Chiesa Di Santa Lucia Alla Badia and Palazzo Bellomo while planning their visit to Fonte Aretusa.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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