A Sicilian Experience...
A stylish accommodation in Sicily for female travellers, creatives, and digital nomads to thrive.
Created by a Sicilian architect and a 15 year international correspondent (digital nomad) team. After working around the world, we are now focused on creating holistic design concepts in Sicily.
Learn about the "Cummari Concept" below.
The Cummari Concept
There is no other place in the world comparable to living in Catania - a city built 9,000+ years ago by the Greek Empire, at the base of Mount Etna (Europe's most active and largest volcano). It is where water, fire, air and earth all converge here at the heart of the Mediterranean. For anyone seeking inspiration, it is easy to find, here in Sicily.
Cummari is a home away from home, where explorers can find inspiration and thrive in community. It is a place for solo female travellers to feed their cultural passions, businesses, adventures, or simply to rest in good company.
Cummari is unlike any other accommodation in Europe. It is a house that has been curated to include the comforts and design of a boutique hotel while still retaining the original sensations of a historic Sicilian home.
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, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, abilities or gender.
*Please note that the exact address of Cummari will be shared upon booking to keep our high safety standards.
Born in New York - Michelle (Miche) has worked as an international correspondent and CEO/Founder of female led publishing companies in 18 countries. She is an original digital nomad since 2006 (before smart phones!).
When not at Cummari, Michelle continues her studies of feminine history, yoga/therapy and olive oil. She is also very involved in bringing together different groups of women in Sicily to strengthen our communities.
Born in Sicily - Igor is an architect and construction engineer. Before moving back to Sicily he worked in Buenos Aires, Panama City, Vienna, Madrid and Milan.
When not at Cummari, Igor designs retreat spaces and holiday homes at his studio GV Architetti in Sicily. With GV Architetti, he is currently renovating Cummari's 1800s olive tree farm and palmento (former winery) located on the eastern side of Etna - www.thesicilianretreat.com