Lat: 36° 56' 3.817925" N - Long: 15° 6' 27.25643" E
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The ancient town of Avola stood on a hill in a higher location than the current position.
In this area there are traces that show the presence of man starting from the 10th century BC.
There was also the presence of Christian-Byzantine communities, with troglodyte caves and catacombs.
In medieval times the town became a Spanish stronghold, with surrounding walls and medieval layout, full of churches and convents.
The town was totally destroyed by the earthquake of 1693 and has been abandoned, remaining as a ghost town, covered with vegetation.
It is still possible to see the remains of the sixteenth-century walls and of a convent of Capuchin friars.
On the top of the hill there are the remains of rock houses and necropolis.
An underground oil mill is preserved in a nineteenth-century millstone.
The Byzantine catacombs are located near the Romano houses, a couple of kilometers away.
It is possible to see a small Sicilian necropolis with cave tombs to the south-west of the current monastery.
What happened in Sicily: 24 June
Today we discover...
Dionigian walls of Syracuse
The most extensive boundary walls of the classical world
Mura Dionigiane di Siracusa
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One of the most representative sites of Sambuca di Sicilia comes-back from the waters
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