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Arethusa Spring

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Chiara
Chiara
December 27, 2019
Locals call this also "Fontana delle papere" because you can see a lot of ducks strolling there. Indeed it is a fountain with combined sweet and salty water...but before going there ask us for the lovely legend of Aretusa and you will appreciate this place even more.
Vincenzo
Vincenzo
March 8, 2019
Fontana naturale a Ortigia The Fountain of Arethusa (Italian: Fonte Aretusa) is a natural fountain on the island of Ortygia in the historical centre of the city of Syracuse in Sicily. According to Greek mythology, the fresh water fountain is the place where the nymph Arethusa, the patron figure of…
Liliana
Liliana
August 17, 2016
The myth tells that Arethusa begged the godess Athena to be trasformed into a fountain in order to escape Alfeo, who - terribly in love - was following her. Now the waters of the river Alfeo flow into the fountain Arethusa, which is commonly known as "Fontana delle Papere" (Ducks' Fountain). Here,…
Gabri
Gabri
August 19, 2015
the Fonte Aretusa (on the western shore) is a fresh-water spring whose history goes back to the earliest Greek colonists.
Antonio
Antonio
May 30, 2014
Only place in the world in whick it grows papiro plant naturally

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. Via Pompeo Picherali
Siracusa, Sicily