The Mediterranean Sea dominates the climate of Sicily. The ocean has a balancing effect. Therefore, temperatures in summer are warm, but not too hot – and winters are cold but never freezing.
The summers are dry and sunny. Only long after the harvest the rainy season sets in. This winter-rain is eagerly awaited because it brings the water for the next year.
In Avola, the microclimate is even more pronounced. In the very south of the island, the sun is particularly strong. The Hyblaean Mountains protect Avola from the clouds, making Avola the sunniest town in all of Italy. The fresh breeze from the sea keeps the temperatures at bearable levels.