Avola is a pretty town, in the province of Syracuse, overlooking the Gulf of Noto and about 82 km far from Catania city. The beauty of Avola is related not only to its landscape and historic heritage, but also to its food and wine products, such as the delicious almond “pizzuta” of Avola and the precious wine Nero d’Avola.
Discovering Avola with a rental car
Once landed in Catania Airport and picked the rental car up, previously booked thanks to the service offered by Acarent, you will have the opportunity to reach Avola, discovering its beauty in complete freedom.
The origins of Avola are dubious: it is believed that it is the ancient Hybla, where continuous fights between Sicani and Sicels took place for the dominion of Sicily.
Avola rose from the ashes after the destroying earthquake of 1693: the reconstruction saw the birth of elegant noble residences, such as Palazzo Lutri with its beautiful XVIII century gate, the former Ducal Palace and, overall, the iconic Palazzo Modica, on whose façade a wrought-iron balcony, supported by an important portal, displays and in whose sumptuous interior rooms events and cultural festivals are hosted.
Avola old town is rich in worship places, such as the Mother Church of San Sebastiano. Built in Late Baroque style and preserving a precious XVII century wooden crucifix. The best examples of Sicilian Baroque are the churches of Santissima Annunziata and of Sant’Antonio Abate, rich, inside, in paintings and five marble altars.
Acarent, with its car rental service in Avola, will allow you to comfortably visit the Sicilian city and the surroundings.
The Cava Grande del Cassibile
Avola is lucky to be surrounded by a rich and lush nature, which flows in the spectacular Cava Grande del Cassibile, today protected oasis. With the car rental service in Avola, you can easily reach it.
The Cava Grande del Cassibile is a canyon of white rock that embraces the flowing of river cassibile. You can go down to the foot of the canyon through a difficult path, that will repay your efforts with really unforgettable panoramas, and the ponds called “Laghetti di Avola” by the Sicilians, nestled within oleanders, plane trees, ferns and rare orchids.
This canyon has been inhabited since the Prehistory by populations who settled here, constructing rupestrian villages, partly still visible: you cannot miss a visit to the rock-hewn Grotta dei Briganti, which became a refuge of criminals in the following centuries.
Lastly, the village of the Dieri, a set of natural caves connected one to another trough tunnels and galleries, and the protohistoric Necropolis of Cassibile are very important sites from an archaeological point of view.
Car Rental in Avola with no credit card
Thanks to the service of Acarent.it, you can rent a car in Avola with no credit card.
We accept any method of payment (except check). You can pay by cash, with a prepaid card, Paypal, bancomat, Vpay, Maestro and debit card.
Anyway, the car rental with no credit card in Avola is easy and intuitive.