Province of Siracusa

Avola is an ancient village offers a wonderful landscape since it’s nested between Ionio sea and Ibleo mountains. 

Avola stretches out along the coast, in Siracusa’s southern territory, along one of the most ancient Greek roads in Sicily: Via Elorina. Its area is an extraordinary receptacle of cultural and natural resources and the city is a gate for them. Avola is located in a wonderful landscape since it’s nested between Ionio sea and Ibleo mountains, that is between a coast with warm, fine sandy beaches on one side and the smells and cool air of Ibleo mountains surrounding it on the other. This charming town has many must-see masterpieces like the San Giovanni Battista Church, the most important church of the town. The town’s churches are interestingly varied and they feature a unique style, being part of this village’s picturesque atmosphere.
The most relevant ones are: Chiesa Madre, San Nicolò e San Sebastiano, Chiesa di Santa Venera, Chiesa di S. Antonio Abate, Chiesa della Santa Croce,  Chiesa di S. Maria del Gesù, Chiesa della Madonna Delle Grazie, Chiesa dell’Immacolata, and finally the Chiesa della SS. Annunziata, characterized by its convex face that became one of the most representative of the Baroque style.
Museums enthusiasts will have the chance to discover numerous ancient finds from the ancient part of town in its Museo Civico. Avila is famous all over the world for its “perfectly oval” almonds, as Leonardo Sciascia wrote, and for Nero d’Avola, from the namesake vineyard.

People live here:

It is famous for:

Nero D’Avola Red Wine;
The Almond called Pizzuta d’Avola;
A big variety of honey, the most important are Zagara, di Carrubbo e di Timo honeys;
The architect Salvatore Rizza 
The writers Gaetano Apollo Gubernale, Giuseppe Bianca,Pietro Nigro;
The poet Alessandro Caia;
The general Antonio Cappello;
The Musician Salvatore Falbo;
The artist Angelo Rullini. 


Cinema Avola: Film Festival
Sagra del Nero d’Avola: First week of August. This festival promotes the famous Nero D’Avola red wine with wine tasting, concerts and performances.
Sagra del Tonno (Tuna Festival): 15th of August
Sagra della Mandorla: This Festival promotes the traditional local production of almonds.
Sagra del Pesce Spada (Swordfish Festival): last week of August.

How to get there:

By Car:
From Messina and Catania
A 18 Messina – Catania, follow the Tangenziale di Catania until it is possible to take A 18 Catania – Siracusa – Gela sexit Avola
From Palermo, Caltanissetta, Enna, Agrigento and Trapani
A 19 Palermo – Catania exit A 18 Tangenziale di Catania – Ragusa – Siracusa then prima A 18 Catania – Siracusa exit Avola
From Gela and Ragusa take SS 115 to Rosolini and then A 18 Siracusa – Gela exit Avola

By Plane:
The nearest airport is Fontanarossa Catania airport

By Bus:
AST Company

Sais Trasporti

B&B Nonna Nina

Hotel Don Giovanni 3*

Agriturismo Le Mangiatoie Agritourism

Locanda Santa Marta B&B

Masserie sul Mare (Manor Farm)

Country house Agri Val di Noto

La Casa della Bouganville B&B

L’Abbiocco B&B

B&B Parco delle fontane

La terrazza sul mare B&B

U’ Lazzu B&B

La Casa di Elena
Cortile Carpano, 19, Avola SR, Italy
Mobile phone: +39 333 609 6948

Morfeo Casa Vacanza B&B

Villa Tonnara – 2 bedroom apartment
Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 96017 Noto SR, Italy
Phone:+39 0931 188 1693

Casa Gialla in Centro – 2 bedroom apartment
Via Pasquale Calvi, 96012 Avola, Italia

Hotel Portico Del Cavaliere 3*

Mare Azzurro – 2 bedroom apartment
Address: Via Mario Rapisardi Travesa V N° 2, Avola, Italy
Mobile phone: +39 345 917 8366

Vespri Siciliani -2 bedroom apartment
Address: Via Vespri, 2, Avola SR, Italy
Phone:+39 320 971 1032

Villa Sabbie apartaments
Address: Via Aldo Moro, 79, Avola SR, Italy
Phone:+39 349 455 2482

Holiday Home Pantanello 3*

B&B Costa Sicula
Address: Via Enrico de Nicola, 12, 96012 Avola SR, Italy
Phone:+39 345 023 4630

Terra di Sicilia 1/2 bedrooms apartments
Address: Contrada Pantanello, Avola, Italy
Phone:+39 393 675 0432

Mansarda Romantica – 2 bedroom apartment
Address: Viale Paolo VI snc, Avola, Italy
Phone:+39 345 917 8366

Nel Cuore di Avola- 2 bedroom apartment
Address: Via Cirenaica, Avola, Italy
Phone:+39 338 702 9531

Esagono Monello B&B

Morfeo casa vacanze e B&B
Address: Vico Palma, Noto SR, Italy
Phone:+39 328 191 0097

Plaza Rooms B&B


Ristorante Déjà Vù
piazza Vittorio Veneto n° 29 Avola
Tel: +39 0931 834511;

Osteria i Malavoglia

Morrison’s Pub
c.da Nicolella- Baglio Avola
Tel: +39 389 447 5972

La Prua Restaurant

Porto Matto

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