Fonte Aretusa - Ortigia

Largo Aretusa, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

Phone: +39 0931 451111

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According to the legend, the nymph Arethusa was transformed in a fountain by the goddess Artemide to protect her from the god river, Alfeo that was trying to seduce her. Alfeo did not give up however and went underground to resurface in the harbour next to his beloved. Today the fountain is a meeting place for local Siracusans and its waters are home to papyrus plants.

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