Your Sicilian Life
Plan you stay in Catania by exploring our hand picked partners offering unique & immersive Sicilian experiences. At Cummari, we have currated a home and experiences that allow solo travellers to easily immerse themselves in the Sicilian culture, relaxation and community.
Private Italian Language Lessons
The best way to have a culturally immersive experience is to be able to connect with the locals. Cummari offers private Italian language lessons in partnership with the The Melting Pot language school in Catania to help you making the most of living in Sicily. The lessons are perfect for guests starting from zero to guests wanting to perfect their Italian language skills.
10 hours of private Italian lessons - €200
*Lessons can be in 1-2 hours at a time
*Special rate only applies for Cummari guests
Massage & Sound Therapy
Compliment your stay with some TLC at Cummari by booking a massage or music therapy with our masseuse, Desire. Massages are available in the comfort of your own room at Cummari.
Types of Massages:
Relaxation, Lymphatic drainage, Decontracting or Bamboo
60 minute massage - €60
60 minute massage + 30 minute sound & vibrational therapy - €75
Etna Volcano Hike Experience
One of the best ways to experience the beauty and energy of our part of Sicily is to go on a tour of Volcano Etna with our expert local guide Saro.
Saro customizes tours and hikes on Etna to suit your interests and hiking pace. You can also combine a hike with a visit to a local winery or exploring the Alcantara river.
Tours start at 65 euro (half day tour)
(including pick up and drop off at Cummari)
Sailing to the Ionian Coast of Sicily
One of the most relaxing and beautiful ways to enjoy Sicily is on the Ionian sea. Join our friend, Captain Angelo of the sailboat Didi to sail from Riposto to Taormina. In the summer be sure to pack your bathing suit so that you can dive into the clear turquoise water under the cliffs of Taormina.
On board you can enjoy homemade Sicilian treats, wine and locally brewed Kombucha by Cristina the other amazing crew member of Didi.
80 euro per person for half day sailing trip + lunch/or dinner
Etna Winery Tour & Tasting
Tour a 1700s family winery just on the outskirts of Catania. At Etna Urban Winery you will learn the Greek method for making wine in a Palmento, tour the new vineyard, and taste wine from the Etna region complimented by a food pairing of Sicilian classics with a modern twist.
Tours begin every Tuesday - Saturday at 9:30am.
55 euro per person including tour & tasting.
*Ask for our special Cummari code to receive a complimentary 5th tasting of wine. When booking make sure to note dietary restrictions.
Treat yourself to the once in a lifetime experience of having a professional female photographer and artist, Katrina Eglite bring to life your inner goddess. Katrina customizes your photoshoot in gorgeous Ortigia, the former head of the Greek empire and where the Temple of Athena stands at the center of the island.
Find your own divine feminine energy while creating one of the best souvenirs to take with you.
20 edited photos included
1.5 hour session
Scicli, Food & Wine Tour with cooking class, lunch & wine
(Scicli is a day trip by train or bus from Cummari)
*10:00 – Meet & Greet in Piazza Italia
*A visit to the local fruit & veg stall to meet the tradesman
*A stroll through the historic center to the local Bakery to select your bread for lunch
*Watch how to make the classic “Cialde” the sweet shell for Cannoli Siciliani
*A coffee with the locals at the Chiosco
*Visit the local wine shop to introduce you to some incredible Biodynamic Sicilian wines
*11:45 – Arrival to a traditional Sicilian Dammuso home, just like where Emilia’s Nonni lived
*12:00 – Fresh pasta making using Sicilian ancient grain semola rimachinata flour
*13:00 – Lunch
*15:00 – End of the experience
Minimum 2 persons
75 euro per person
One on One Yoga with Pola
(in English at Cummari)
A 60 minute yoga class consists of breath work, meditation, practice of asana (the postures) followed by relaxation.
Pola strongly believes in the healing properties of yoga, that are affecting not only the body, but more importantly our mental health.
Pola is originally from Poland and is she is currently living in Catania to continue her studies in psychology. She completed her yoga teacher training (200 YTT) with Yoga Union school in Greece.
1 hour session