The B&B “Cocus Inn” takes its name from the centuries-old trees planted in the liberty Villa.
“Cocus Inn” is the ideal solution for those who want to find a family atmosphere and a cheerful and pleasant stay in the city of Catania.
“Cocus Inn” is centrally located in the heart of Catania and consists of a villa of 400 square meters, which was built in 1928 in a unique Art Nouveau style.
“Cocus Inn” has four floors, has wide open spaces, and four solariums, where you can relax and fully enjoy the beautiful weather of Sicily. Large living room available for guests to chat, listen to music or read books. Possibility to use the barbecue area for pleasant outdoor grilling, having happy hour in the garden area, and playing table tennis and table football.
The strong point of the initiative of the family, who decided to pursue new experiences and realize the dream of hosting people interested to discover the smells and tastes of Sicily, is the typical Sicilian warmth and hospitality, courtesy, comfort, tranquility, hospitality and the unfailing warmth of your own home. The “B&B COCUS INN” is in a well-situated area of the city. “Via Etnea”, located at just 300 meters away, is the main street of the city centre, where you will find the main public transports -metro, bus (all destinations), fast bus, and taxi. The distance from the main motorway connection to the rest of Sicily is just 1 km away, in “Via Vincenzo Giuffrida”.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES ON REQUEST:
- Excursions to Mount Etna, Taormina, Syracuse and Ragusa
- Transfer from and to the airport “Vincenzo Bellini”
- Transfer from and to the central railway station
- Transfer from and to the harbour
In order to ensure a high quality of the services offered, cleaning and linen change of the rooms is done daily.
Historical notes on “liberty style”
The “liberty” or “art nouveau” was an art movement spread over during 1880-1910 and represented an impulse of aesthetic innovation in reaction to the decorations of the old style.
The movement was marked by various exuberant floral decorations, and it became popular, not only in architecture, but also in painting and the creation of items, furniture and the large statue of honour. Sinuous, elegant, curved lines decorated with flowers and fronds were applied to furniture, iron items and ceramics, and already in the first decade of the twentieth century, imposed themselves as work worthy of honour and interest.
In architecture, the liberty style was mainly a private and suburban art, ideal for private vacation villas for the rich and the middle-class. Only at the end of 1800, the style exploded in Palermo, which together with Torino and Milano became one of the capitals of the movement. Catania was not a breeding ground for the liberty movement since architecture conservatives strongly defended the baroque style of the previous century. Soon villas and small buildings with peculiar and delicate decorations of the liberty style appeared, characterised by games of colour and details, which adorn the facades.