Cummari on the Etna Bio Farm
November 2023 - SOLD OUT
February 2023 dates TO BE ANNOUNCED
You asked...we delivered.
Many women who have visited Cummari in Catania have wanted to get to know Sicily beyond the bit city, my favourite Sicily. That is why I am bringing Cummari to a female owned bio farm this fall. We will gather together for two weeks on the farm.
Your opportunity to slow down to the rural Sicilian pace and enjoy local experiences in good company. Included in your stay is an in house chef that will be cooking nutritious vegetarian lunch and dinner for you. There will be morning, evening and weekend activities (see here) - as your schedule allows or your heart desires. If you ever wanted to see how olive oil is made or taste Etna wines with a female wine maker - this will be your chance!
As per the Cummari norm, our community of women thrives when we are diverse in our interests and backgrounds and so all are welcome!
The entire farm (see photos) will be dedicated to Cummari for two weeks.
Your own private room + shared bathroom (shared with 1 to 2 other women maximum).
Two large dedicated Coworking Spaces and another farmhouse will be dedicated to non-computer living/working.
Fresh ingredients for breakfast, seasonal fruit, coffee, tea as you need stocked in all 3 kitchens.
Prepared by in house Sicilian cook (this will be something you can always help yourself to when your lunch break allows).
Dinner (vegetarian) + local wine
Prepared by an in house Sicilian cook (this will be a sit down meal together around 7:30pm every evening).
Myself (Miche, founder of Cummari) as your hostess, alongside the wonderful Siciliana owner of the farm.
Transfer from Fiumefreddo di Sicilia train station to the farm
Lots of eating, relaxing and rural Sicilian experiences brought to you on the farm.
When you are not at work there will be optional activities planned for you such as....
Visit to the olive oil mill to witness olive oil being made
Olive oil tasting
Visit to the local village's market
Wine Tasting provided by female winemaker (and former Cummari guest)
Visits to the local beach (10 minutes away)
Hike on Volcano Etna
Hike in Nebrodi Mountain to the "Stonehenge of Sicily"
Italian Classic Movie Night
Sicilian cooking class
Wine Tasting at an Etna Vineyard
Morning meditations with Miche
Women's circles hosted by Miche & partners (maybe one of you!)
Evening Tibetan Bowl - sound bath by Desiree
Morning walk on the beach
Morning Yoga sessions
*Please note that some excursions or partner experiences will have a participation fee
The space: The farm consists of three traditional Sicilian farmhouses, each with a living room and kitchen. We will dedicate the larger of the houses with 6 bedrooms as the main coworking laptop space. A second house will be dedicated to a US hour workspace and has 2 bedrooms. The third house will be a wifi free house ideal for writers and artists and has 2 bedrooms. The farm will be yours to explore if you want to have a picnic or read a book under the orange trees. You will have access to the pool at any time. See more images of the farm which is often used for women's retreats here - @borgo_degli_aranci
Location: The farm is located on the eastern facing slope of Volcano Etna. 10 minutes by car from Fiumefreddo di Sicilia train station, 15 minutes from Taormina, 30 minutes from Catania, one hour from Messina and 3 hours from Palermo.