I do not know why people find the fountain a nice spot. It's busy, there too much traffic around and it's just a pond with some water in it. The story in my guide book was nice, but I do not know why people keep...More
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This is worth seeing for the historical significance as the fountain is mentioned in ancient Greek texts. There are papyrus growing in the fountain as well as fish and birds. Nice location-- very scenic view of the harbor.
This is a busy area of Ortigia. We enjoyed stopping to watch the huge fish and unusual birds flying around the trees and papyrus
This spring is located in a very nice place, just next to the sea. In the pond, there are many fish and also some papyrus plants growing. The latter give this pond a very unique look. But it is worth reading also the story of...More
It not really fountain but rather spring of natural water with nice sculpture of Aretusa and chased her Alpheus ,comfortable place to rest near seafront and remind Greek mythology.
Located next to the seafront and at the end of the Ortigia marina area, this is a freshwater fountain apparently fed by tunnels and pipes that run under the town. There is a very nice vantage point in a plaza above the fountain and there...More
There are several cafes adjacent to the spot, it's a bit of a landmark as it's easy to find when you get lost in Ortigia. Comes with all,the mythology and is near the aquarium and the waterfront
Legend has it if you throw flowers into the Alfeios River in Greece, they will eventually emerge here at the Fonte Aretusa in Sicily - visitors throw a range of items into the Spring fed fountain - and there are a number of large fish...More