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Cathedral of Syracuse

Cathedral of Syracuse

0.27km from Fonte Aretusa

The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands on the highest part of the ' island of Ortigia, incorporating what was the main temple sacred in style Doric of the polis of Syrakousai, dedicated to Athena and converted into a church with the advent of Christianity. Considered the most important church in the city of Syracuse, it has become part of the heritage protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Island of Ortigia

Island of Ortigia

0.42km from Fonte Aretusa

Ortigia is the toponym of the island which constitutes the oldest part of the city of Syracuse. Ortygia, being an island just off the coast, was easily transformed into a natural fortress with harbors and was big enough that it could hold a significant population in ancient times. Therefore, the history of Ortygia is synonymous with the early history of Syracuse.

Castello Maniace

Castello Maniace

0.45km from Fonte Aretusa

The Castello di Maniace is a manor house built on the site of a former ancient monastery 1 km east of the centre of the small village of Maniace. Originally, one could only enter the castle over a bridge spanning a moat. A feature of the castle is the decorated portal. Today the castle is open to the public and is a local tourist attraction in Syracuse.

Temple of Apollo

Temple of Apollo

0.74km from Fonte Aretusa

The Temple of Apollo on the island of Ortygia in Siracusa is a Greek temple dating from the 6th century BC. This is the oldest known Doric temple in Western Europe. An inscription says that the temple honors Apollo, but after Cicero came to Syracuse, he wrote that the temple was dedicated to Artemis. is dated to the beginning of the 6th century B.C. and is, therefore, the most ancient Doric temple in Sicily.

Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

The Regional Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi in Syracuse is one of the major archaeological museums d ' Europe. The new museum space, entrusted to the architect Franco Minissi who applied modern architectural criteria of museumization. The Museum was inaugurated in January 1988 at Villa Landolina on two exhibition floors of 9,000 m 2, of which initially only one of the floors was open to the public, and a basement of 3,000 m 2, where an auditorium and offices are located.

Syracuse Roman Amphitheater

Syracuse Roman Amphitheater

2.25km from Fonte Aretusa

The Roman amphitheater of Syracuse is one of the most representative buildings of the early Roman imperial age. It is located in the archaeological area, which includes the Greek Theater and the altar of Hieron II; its orientation differs from that of the buildings of Neapolis and the theater and probably follows that of the urban plan built in the late classical age and known from the road discovered in the area of ​​the demetriac sanctuary in Piazza Della Vittoria in Acadiana.

Ear of Dionysius

Ear of Dionysius

2.62km from Fonte Aretusa

The Ear of Dionysius is an artificial cave located in the ancient stone quarry called latomia del Paradiso, under the Greek Theater of Syracuse. Dugout of the limestone, it is about 23 m high, 5 to 11 m wide, and 65 m deep, with an S-shaped pattern that also makes it a place for acoustic amplification of sounds.

Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande

21.93km from Fonte Aretusa

The Cavagrande del Cassibile nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipalities of Avola, Noto, and Syracuse, in the province of Syracuse. The reserve was established in 1990, managed by the State Forests of the Sicilian Region; it is expected to be included in the Iblei National Park area, currently under development. The huge reserve covers 2700 hectares of lush green mountains, caves and ponds in the towns of Noto, Syracuse and Avola and was established to preserve not

Necropolis of Pantalica

Necropolis of Pantalica

25.15km from Fonte Aretusa

Rock necropolis of Pantalica, are a naturalistic-archaeological site in the province of Syracuse. The name of the site seems to derive from the Arabic Buntarigah, which means 'caves', due to the obvious presence of multiple natural and artificial caves. It is one of the most important Sicilian proto-historic sites, useful for understanding the moment of transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age on the island.

Noto Cathedral

Noto Cathedral

26.99km from Fonte Aretusa

The Cathedral of San Nicolò is the most important Catholic place of worship in the city of Noto, as well as the bishop's seat of the diocese of the same name, in Sicily. It is located on the top of a large staircase, on the north side of Piazza Municipio, and is dedicated to San Nicolò, bishop of Mira. The interior, with three naves, houses numerous works of art, some of which come from Noto Antica, including the silver urn containing the mortal remains of St. Corrado Confalonieri.

Calamosche Beach

Calamosche Beach

30.77km from Fonte Aretusa

The Calamosche beach is located between the archaeological remains of Eloro and the ' wildlife oasis of Vendicari. The charm of the beach is due to the variety of vegetation and the presence of an equally varied landscape: the small beach is in fact located between two rocky promontories which, in addition to ensuring that the sea is almost always calm, offer the visitor an unexpected beauty. Another feature of the beach is the presence of numerous ravines, caves, and caves in the two promontor

Riserva naturale orientata Oasi Faunistica di Vendicari

The Vendicari Wildlife Reserve is a protected natural area located within the free municipal consortium of Syracuse, precisely between Noto and Marzamemi. Particularly important for the presence of marshes that serve as a stopping place in the migration of birds. Provided by a law of the Sicilian Region of 1981, the reserve was officially established with the DA of March 14, 1984, and was effectively made available in 1989. It is managed by the Regional State Forestry Company.

Isola delle Correnti

Isola delle Correnti

49.62km from Fonte Aretusa

The island of the Correnti is a small rounded island in Sicily, on the Ionian coast, located in the territory of the municipality of Portopalo, extended for about10 000 m² with a maximum height of4 m above sea ​​level. It is connected to the mainland by an artificial arm, destroyed several times by the waves of the sea. When the low tide turns the island into a peninsula, it represents the southernmost tip of the Sicilian island, geographically further south of Tunis and further north of Hamm

Cathedral of San Giorgio

Cathedral of San Giorgio

51.87km from Fonte Aretusa

The Cathedral of San Giorgio is the mother church of the city of Modica, in the Free Municipal Consortium of Ragusa, and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is often indicated and reported as a symbolic monument of Sicilian Baroque, of which it represents the most scenic and monumental architecture. The art historian Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco declared that this church "should perhaps be included among the seven wonders of the Baroque world".

Castello Ursino

Castello Ursino

52.47km from Fonte Aretusa

The Ursino Castle in Catania was built by Frederick II of Swabia in the XIII century. The manor had certain visibility during the Sicilian Vespers, as the seat of the parliament and, later, the residence of the Aragonese kings including Frederick III. Today it houses the Civic Museum of the Etnean city, formed mainly by the Biscari and Benedictine collections.

Palazzo Biscari

Palazzo Biscari

52.63km from Fonte Aretusa

Palazzo Biscari is the most important private palace in Catania. It was built at the behest of the Paternò Castello family of the Biscari princes starting from the end of the seventeenth century and for most of the following century, following the catastrophic earthquake of 11 January 1693. The palace is accessed through a large portal facing via Museo Biscari, leading to the inner courtyard, which features a large double staircase. In the interior is the "Feasts Hall", in Roccoco style.

Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo

52.71km from Fonte Aretusa

Piazza del Duomo in Catania is the main square of the city. Three roads merge into it, namely via Etnea, the historic city axis, via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and via Vittorio Emanuele II which crosses it from east to west. On the eastern side of the square stands the Duomo, dedicated to the patron saint of the city celebrated on February 5th. Three streets enter the square: the via Etnea, the historical city axis; the via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and the via Vittorio Emanuele II that crosses it from east

Cathedral of Saint Agatha

Cathedral of Saint Agatha

52.72km from Fonte Aretusa

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Sant'Agata is the main place of Catholic worship in Catania, the mother church of the homonymous metropolitan archdiocese and the seat of the parish of the same name. The cathedral is dedicated to the virgin and martyr Sant'Agata, patroness of the city of Catania, and is located in the historic center of the city in the south-east side of Piazza del Duomo, in the Duomo district of Catania or Terme Achilliane - Piano di San Filippo.

Teatro Massimo Bellini

Teatro Massimo Bellini

52.84km from Fonte Aretusa

The Teatro Massimo Bellini is the representation center of the ' work of Catania. It was inaugurated on 31 May 1890 with a performance of the composer's masterwork, Norma. It seats 1,200. The neo-baroque style façade of the theater is inspired by the Sansovinian classic of the Marciana National Library in Venice. The rest of the building, however, is detached from it in the lateral development, assuming the form of a theater.

Roman Amphitheater of Catania

Roman Amphitheater of Catania

53.31km from Fonte Aretusa

The Amphitheatre of Catania is a Roman amphitheatre in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy, built in the Roman Imperial period, probably in the 2nd century AD, on the northern edge of the ancient city at the base of the Montevergine hill. Only a small section of the structure is now visible, below ground level, to the north of Piazza Stesicoro. This area is now the historic centre of the city, but was then on the outskirts of the ancient town and also occupied by the necropoleis of Catania.

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Fonte Aretusa

Fonte Aretusa

Fonte Aretusa, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

The Fonte Aretusa is a mirror of water on the island of Ortigia , in the oldest part of the Sicilian city of Syracuse . Its origin is the development of one of the many outlets of the water table located in the Syracusan area, the aquifer that also feeds the Ciane river on the opposite side of the port. It has a double circular shape, with a circular structure inside, that is a double concentric circle.