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Fontane Bianche

Fontane Bianche, Sicily

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Only fifteen kilometres away from the centre of Siracusa, Fontane Bianche, the main seaside resort of Siracusa, stands for summer and fun.

Fontane Bianche is called after the many freshwater springs of the old town just outside the walls of Siracusa. Today it one of the best known and most popular seaside resorts of the region, land of holiday homes and hotels. A vibrant, young resort with a great many pubs, restaurants and clubs, Fontane Bianche means summer beach and night life.

And it’s not lacking in natural attractions either. The Cassibile Nature Reserve, a large country area surrounding the Cassibile river, is right behind the town with its old quarries and unusual landscapes. For a dip in very different waters follow the river upstream to the many natural pools it has dug into the rocks as far as the spectacular canyon. The Pantalica necropolis, medieval city of the dead and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also inside the park and its hundreds of cave tombs are definitely worth a visit.

Beaches

The beach at Fontane Bianche is a long stretch of fine sand surrounded by the luxuriant vegetation around Siracusa. It is a very popular tourist hotspot so hardly an inch of the beach is free of beach umbrellas and deck chairs. There are well looked after free access beaches too though such as the Camomila and Spiaggetta areas. Those who love cliffs will find a few highly unusual ones too. The bright white, highly stratified rocks of the area stretch out in reefs towards Siracusa forming sea beds which are the delight of snorkelling and diving fans.

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