Entrepreneurship, courage and confidence are the basis for realising dreams, and Florina and Marian, owners of Casa Valcellina, know this well. The couple started dreaming in 2008 after their arrival in Italy, cultivating the desire to have their own business that would become a point of reference in the area and make them feel ‘at home’.
Casa Valcellina is a dream come true. In the heart of Friuli Venezia Giulia rises a structure whose wish is to tell the story of the territory through hospitality and that demonstrates the importance of believing in one’s dreams.
Florina and Marian fell in love with the area, the cuisine and the people. This gave shape to their commitment to always do their best work through a new accommodation facility that encompasses a restaurant and a family-run hotel.
Casa Valcellina will pamper your palate with delicacies from land and sea while making you feel at home with its nine rooms and one suite.
‘Home is where the heart is. We’ve found that heart here, in Friuli Venezia Giulia.’
Florina and Marian Enache
Florina and Marian Enache arrived in Italy in 2008, and after a series of experiences as employees, they felt the need to start their own project. In 2015, they took a big step – they took the helm of the Alla Casasola Restaurant in Maniago, seizing the opportunity to relaunch it. Over the years, they'd succeeded in making a name for themselves in the area, creating an identity for themselves and gaining a series of domestic and international awards.
It wasn’t until 2020 that the great dream of an environment ‘just their size’ came true with the purchase of the former Grizzino, now Casa Valcellina in Montereale Valcellina. It was inaugurated on 16 December 2021 after a renovation that saw the couple’s friends and relatives involved in the work.
‘In our opinion, the key to our success was our decision to enhance the territory we’d come to know by amplifying its identity. We have continuously sought out local products and their uniqueness. Everything we discover we share with the customers, we tell them things that make visitors fall in love, and make them come back. With our dishes and wines, we also help many people of a certain age evoke memories of their childhood. This is what we like to do.’
Florina and Marian Enache
Discover the delightful sustainable experience of Casa Valcellina: where culinary passion and commitment to a better future merge into a unique union.
In a world where sustainability is key to preserving our planet for future generations, Casa Valcellina stands up for a better future for our children and our precious environment.
Florina and Marian, owners of this restaurant with a hotel, have proudly embarked on the ETGG2030 project, a path dedicated to companies that want to undertake a transformation towards sustainability, with certification of the international ecological quality mark. Through targeted training programs and collaboration with industry experts, they have gained in-depth knowledge about sustainable practices and have learned how their reality can actively contribute to a greener future.
This journey has made them even more aware of their commitment to the territory, to small local realities, and to the community, just as the motto "hospitality and taste in Friuli Venezia Giulia" reminds.