Avola: South East Sicily
Like much of Eloro District, Avola was destroyed by the big earthquake of 1693. It was rebuilt in an exact hexagonal shape, at the center of which is a square crossed by four vertices, each anchored by a church.
Avola is the largest town in the district, situated on the coast with beaches and a small port where you can also visit the ruins of the old “tonnara”, the tuna factory. Historically, tuna and agriculture were the mainstays of the economy.