Avola is a magical town, thanks to the surrounding nature, to its ancient history reflected in its architecture, to its flavors, and particularly to the sea. Wild orchids still bloom here and the air smells of thyme, rosemary and heather. The center of the village is graceful and elegant and one way or another you'll end up sampling local wine named after the town: Nero d'Avola, a luscious red that's famous the world over. Then we have the sea, the bustling port, the ancient seaside town where fresh fish is sold and ancient fishing traditions live on. In the tiny harbor of Marina d'Avola, an ancient tuna-fishing practice called Tonnara–once the core of the local economy and diet–is still used.