The town of of Avola
Tourism in Avola
Avola is one of the many towns come back to life after being destroyed by the 1693 earthquake.
It was reconstructed in another spot, on a flat land, closer to the coast and the road to Siracusa.
The town has a hexagonal layout and five squares.
Close to the larger one, named after Umberto I, there is the Mother Church, with a widening in the front.
Photo © Luigi Nifosì
The church was built in the 18th century according to the taste of that period, which loved the scenographic and monumental effects.
The facade is delimited by towers and there is a beautiful immense portal.
The interior has a basilical structure, that is a rectangular layout divided in three naves by rows of columns.
The church keeps a splendid 18th century pipe organ and an original choir for choristers.
The painting representing the Nuptials of the Holy Virgin, by Olivio Sozzi (1690-1765), is really marvelous