Casa La Carrubbazza: ancient residence in San Gregorio di Catania
Casa La Carrubbazza is an ancient historical residence of the 800th century located in San Gregorio di Catania. Formerly it was a farm that produced wine, today it is a farmhouse surrounded by the greenery of a typical Sicilian garden.
Following a recent renovation, the old mansion becomes a 4-star charming hotel: the rooms once used as a cellar now contain 3 rooms per floor. The millstone has become a lounge and common area; some old warehouses host 3 comfortable suites; the building once used for storing grapes has been rebuilt exactly as it was and 4 rooms have been allocated to it; the cistern, formerly used as a water reserve for the farm, was rebuilt to contain the restaurant.
From the panoramic terrace you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Gulf of Catania and the Etna volcano. Part of the cultivated citrus grove was explanted to make room for an ornamental Mediterranean garden that.
Relaxation, hospitality and attention to detail are perfectly integrated with an intimate and familiar atmosphere to offer a unique and unforgettable quality stay.
La Carrubbazza, two Rs, two Bs and two Zs contrary to the right Italian nomenclature (but we are in Sicily, a generous, immense, exuberant land), is an ancient 800th century house immersed in the greenery of a typical Sicilian garden.
Historic property of an ancient and noble family from Catania, La Carrubbazza was initially a profitable and extensive vineyard to then be transformed into a citrus grove over the years and finally into a hotel today.
Annetta and Maria, respectively born in 1836 and 1839, inherited the estate from their maternal aunt when, going against the wishes of the parents who had destined them for monastic life, they married two handsome young men.
The family decided that they would have had nothing more than what was foreseen for the ecclesial community and the aunt, without children, considering this decision offensive, decided to provide with her belongings.
The property was divided between the sisters. The left side of the entrance to the millstone still reads "First harvest 20 September 1887", probable date of completion of the renovation works.
The descendants of Annetta and Maria have definitively marked the boundary of the properties with dry stone walls, however leaving a gap that would allow the free passage of family members.
Charming hotel: unforgettable stays in Catania
Inside the ancient residence a refined charming hotel has been created; there are 20 bedrooms all furnished with period furniture of the family. Staying at the Carrubbazza will allow you to immerse yourself in an authentic atmosphere of a Sicily of yesteryear, surrounded by Mediterranean colors, scents and essences.
The 20 rooms, distributed in 3 complexes, are all different in detail and in the type of reception:
3 suites double/double - 3 double rooms/double de luxe - 3 superior rooms double / twin - 11 classic double / twin rooms
All rooms are equipped with double and / or double bed, air conditioning, wi-fi, private window and / or terrace, LCD TV, safe, minibar and direct dial telephone; the bathrooms are in lava stone with large shower cubicle, hairdryer, heated towel rails and courtesy line.
• Wifi connection.
• Non smoking hotel.
• FREE UNGUARDED parking
• Laundry, ironing and dry cleaning service.
• Safety deposit boxes in the room.
• Pets Allowed.
• Organization of tours and guided visits.
• Information and booking for car rental.
• Transfer to and from the airport.
• Direct telephone line.
• Credit cards accepted.