Avola is still an undiscovered beauty in this exciting corner of Sicily. Some may recognize the name of the Sicilian excellent blue grape Nero d'Avola that is believed to originate from here.
Originally the town was built on a small hill, but the extensive and devastating earthquake in 1693 meant that the city had to be reconstructed on another site. Therefore it was relocated on a plain not far from the sea.
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As several of the other beautiful towns in this corner of Sicily, Avola's main attraction is its architectural appearance which is dominated by the ubiquitous baroque design. Avola is also known for its beautiful surrounding nature which is primarily dominated by almond trees.
A worthwhile place to visit in Avola is the wonder of Cava Grande which is a natural gorge that you can climb into. From the gorge there are a number of crystal clear lakes that you can swim in.