Explore life in Sicily
Cummari is a stylish Sicilian house designed for for solo female travellers.
House - Art Gallery - Office - Community
Cummari Catania has been lovingly transformed from an abandoned home into a living work of art. In each room you will encounter a unique theme and feeling.
Cummari is a bispoke design that combines classic Sicilian elements with thoughtful & modern design to create a luxurious accommodation space.
At the centre of the house is the Cummari coworking room - a space to create, work or relax. There are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a shared kitchen, laundry and a large terrace. Our quiet room and/or private office is for women who thrive in community but also need time to focus.
Photograph of the original owners of the house (sisters Pasqua and Rosa) hanging out with their Cummari
What is Cummari?
Cummari is a place for solo female travellers, artists and digital nomads to find inspiration and have a cultural immersion experience in Sicily.
You can read more about the Sicilian meaning of Cummari where we are featured in Italy Segreta here.
Cummari is for experienced travellers that appreciate elements of luxury and want something new. They enjoy their private space but also love to socialize with other interesting international women.
A 10+ year international correspondent & digital nomad partnered with a Sicilian architect to redesign a traditional (1800s) house in the historic district of Catania, Sicily to become the first Cummari.
A place to rest
We have designed our rooms to provide ultimate luxury and comfort while Cummari is your home.
There are two large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, original murals, air conditioning, private balcony and two new shared bathrooms. The third bedroom is a more private space on the mezzanine floor and has its own bathroom and air conditioning.
The entire house is available as a private rental, to host an event in Catania, or for group retreats.
Let it flow...
Cummari provides comfortable and creative coworking & private working spaces. We host four private desks and one main coworking space (or feel free to work on our terrace!).
Cummari has excellent, reliable wifi and offers endless supplies of free coffee, tea and pasta.
This space is for female travellers and digital nomads who bring their work or personal projects with them, as they travel Italy, Europe or around the world. The house is also perfect for artists seeking a creative residency space or for writers seeking inspiration.
Cummari guest Yvi a Meditation Mentor (learn more)
Heart of Sicily
Cummari is located in the historic district of Catania. Our location easily connects you to all of Sicily as Catania has the most direct connections to other cities and small villages around the island. The exact location of Cummari is kept private until the time of booking confirmation.
Catania International Airport
- 10 minutes by car or bus
Catania Central Train Station
- 5 minutes on foot
Catania Central Bus Station
- 5 minutes on foot
Catania Historical Sights
- 5 minutes on foot
Miche with guests Nicole & Nikki at Etna Urban Winery
Sharing success and joy
"I worked remotely with Michelle (Cummari's founder) at a boutique, remote, international company run by 21 women. She was Co-Founder and CEO and an incredible example of work/life balance. Creating a million-dollar business is never easy, but she always made time to enjoy her hard work. I remember when she told the team our annual meeting would be held in Croatia, not much work was done on yacht day, but it's still the best meeting I've ever had in my life! Productivity is inevitable when you create an environment of trust and fun, both of those were present at BBR, led by a great leader." ~ Stephanie bka "Just A Vessel"
Stephanie is an International Poet and Digital Nomad who has visited 38 countries and counting. In addition, she works at a remote tech company. justavesselpoetry.com
Shift the paradigm...
Cummari is an inclusive environment. All genders and identities are welcomed and are vital to supporting Cummari's vision and existence. Historically women have not always been/felt safe when travelling solo and for this reason we prioritize guests who identify as female.
We ask those staying with us to respect our ethos, to help us create a welcome and safe place for all, regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities or gender.
In memory of Aunt Bertie...finally a place where your often rejected,
wild and big love heart would have belonged.