Avola is a hospitable town of approximately 30,000 inhabitants in the province of Siracusa in Sicily. The three bees on the town’s coat of arms indicate the industriousness of its citizens.

With its characteristic hexagonal plan, the town of Avola began to take its present form around the end of the 17th century, after the earthquake of 1693, when the surviving inhabitants of Avola Antica, in the Iblee hills a few kilometres away, moved to the coast and reconstructed their tow

The territory of Avola, between the Ionian Sea and the Hyblaean mountains, boasts a rich coastline of beaches of fine golden sand. Cool perfumed breezes fromthe hills to the north-west ofthe city reduce the temperature during summer nights.

From the large Piazza Umberto I, in the heart of the famous hexagonal centre of the old town, the Baroque streets of Avola, typical of the nearby city of Noto, radiate outwards.

Avola’s location provides access to an exceptional cultural and environmental heritage for visitors to explore.

Architecture, Art, Culture, Nature, Local products, Excursions, Activities. 

Avola is located in an area rich in natural and architectural beauty, culture and art. The sea is about 800m from the house, with wonderful beaches within walking and cycling distance. Surrounded by nature reserves, the territory of Avola is an ideal place for an outdoor holiday – including excursions in to the countryside, climbing the surrounding hills, hiking in the mountains, diving in the clear waters of the lakes that lie in the caves carved out by rivers, bird watching and luxuriating in the abundant flora and fauna of the Mediterranean. 

The town of Avola and surrounding areas provide various sporting facilities: for tennis, golf, soccer, water sports and scuba diving, wind surfing, rafting, diving, snorkeling and fishing, as well as indoor and outdoor (summer) cinemas In the Porto Vecchio area to the south of the town, you can buy fresh local fish and eat delicious typical Sicilian dishes in seaside restaurants. For wine lovers, visiting the many local wineries and wine cellars, or taking wine tasting tours, will introduce you to the typical products of Avola and Sicily.

A few kilometers away fromEsagonello Monello , there are numerous attractions of great historical, cultural and natural significance:The lakes of “Cava Grande del Cassibile” Nature Reserve.

  • The Nature Reserve of Vendicari with pristine beaches.

  • Syracuse, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus and the spring of Arethusa in Ortygia.

  • Noto, the beautiful baroque city with its municipal theatre, the old town perched high above and the famous cathedral, which collapsed in 1990 and is now restored.

  • The old fishing village of Marzamemi.

  • The reserve of Pantalica and other nature reserves in the vicinity of Avola

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