Fontana Aretusa

Fontana Aretusa information

Location
Syracuse , Italy
Address
Largo Aretusa
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Down the winding main street from the cathedral is this ancient spring, where fresh water still bubbles up just as it did in ancient times when it was the city's main water supply. Legend has it that the goddess Artemis transformed her beautiful handmaiden Aretusa into the spring to protect her from the unwelcome attention of the river god Alpheus.