A very short walk to a long sandy beach so you can begin or end your day with a swim, as well as a ten-minute walk to restaurants and the lovely Genesis shop with its local, artisan treats (wine, marmalade, olive oil, etc.). Avola itself is fairly convenient to Modica, Cava Grande, Siracusa, wildlife refuge, and other beaches. Your hosts at Casa Vacanza are welcoming and helpful, and although they live right upstairs (useful when we couldn't figure out the condo door lock!) give you plenty of privacy. Sitting in their lush garden in the evening after a long day of hiking or touristing was perfect.