Avola is a pretty town, in the province of SIRACUSA, overlooking the Gulf of Noto and about 82 km from the city of Catania. The beauty of Avola is linked not only to its landscape and historical heritage, but also to its food and wine products such as the tasty Pizzuta d'Avola almond and the fine wine Nero d'Avola.
Discovering Avola with a rental car
As soon as you land at Catania Airport and have collected therental car previously booked thanks to the Acarent service, you will have the opportunity to reach Avola, discovering its beauties in total freedom.
The origins of Avola are doubtful: it is thought to be ancient Hybla, a place that has seen continuous struggles between Sicans and Sicilians for the dominion of Sicily.
Avola was reborn from the ashes following the destructive 1693 earthquake: the reconstruction has seen the birth of elegant noble buildings such as the Lutri Palace from the beautiful portal of the '700, the former Ducal Palace and above all the iconic Modica Palace, on the façade of which a wrought iron balcony stands out, supported by a remarkable portal and in whose sumptuous internal halls events and cultural exhibitions are hosted.
Il Old Town of Avola is rich in religious buildings such as the Mother Church of San Sebastiano, built in late Baroque style and guardian of a valuable wooden crucifix of the '600. The greatest examples of Sicilian Baroque are then churches of the Santissima Annunziata and Sant'Antonio Abate, rich inside of paintings and five marble altars.
Acarent, through its service of car hire in Avola, thus allows you to visit the Sicilian city and its surroundings in comfort.
The Cava Grande del Cassibile
Avola is fortunate to be surrounded by a rich and luxuriant nature, which flows into the spectacular Cava Grande del Cassibile, today a protected oasis. With the service of car hire in Avola it can be reached in complete tranquility.
The Cava Grande del Cassibile is a white rock canyon that welcomes the flow of the Cassibile river. You can go down to the base of the gorge through a path that is not very easy, but that will repay the effort made with truly unforgettable views, and those that the Sicilians call the Avola lakes, set among oleanders, plane trees, ferns and very rare orchids.
Since prehistoric times this canyon has been inhabited by peoples who settled there by building rock villages, partly still visible: a visit to the Grotto of the Brigands, dug into the rock and, as the name suggests, became a refuge for criminals in the following centuries.
Finally, of considerable importance from the archaeological point of view are the village of the Dieri, a system of natural caves connected to each other through tunnels and passages, and the Protohistoric necropolis of Cassibile.
Car rental in Avola without credit card
Thanks to the Acarent service you can book and collect acar rental in Avola even without a credit card.
We accept any method of payment (excluding checks). The customer can pay in cash, prepaid cards (Postepay, Paypal, etc ...) or even with PagoBancomat, Vpay, Maestro and Debit Cards.
In any case the car rental without credit card in Avola it's easy and intuitive.