Monaci delle Terre Nere

Monaci delle Terre Nere
Sicily, Italy

Nestled in the heart of Mount Etna’s wondrous natural landscape, an undeniable energy takes hold at this estate. Feel time melt away as you fall under the enchanting spell of this unique place. With a large baroque-style manor house and various villas scattered across 62 acres, Monaci delle Terre Nere is a celebration of Sicily’s architectural charm. The property has adopted an eco-responsible approach, which extends to its restaurant Locanda Nerello, whose dishes, complemented by wines produced at the estate’s own vineyard, strike a meticulous balance between authenticity and taste.

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Monaci Delle Terre Nere has been built with the features of a unique country boutique hotel with design elements. It has several rooms and suites, some in the main building – a noble dwelling of the 18th century – and others scattered around our organic farm.

It is surrounded by a Sicilian estate at the slopes of Mt. Etna, the biggest active volcano of Europe. It has the soul of a discreet and unpretentious hideaway, far from the hurly burly of urban life, in a place of special energy.

The noble dwelling dates back to 18th century and is listed among historic buildings. The scattered Suites are independent buildings within the estate, where you can enjoy Monaci’s silence and true identity. Here, the traditional Sicilian architecture is combined with contemporary art. In the process of restoring the buildings, the principles of Bio-architecture have been applied and part of the energy supply comes from renewable resources.

Sustainability Focuses

Education
  • Suggest guests to switch off the lights and air conditioning when they are out of the room, and using water sparingly.

  • Help and encourage guests to recycle as far as possible by using the separate waste disposals in all rooms and suites and by the reception.

Natural Design
  • Chose to use a natural, non toxic plasters and paints.

  • Select furniture with or low or zero COV and FORMALDEHIDE emission.
Wellness Products
  • All room cleaning products are all biodegradable.

Accommodation

8 Double Rooms
19 Suites and Villas

Facilities

Swimming Pool
Restaurant & Bar
Herb Garden
62 acres of gardens, groves and vineyards
Playground for children (unsupervised)

Activities

Sicilian cooking classes run by the Chef
Wine tasting with the hotel’s sommelier
Cocktail Master Class with the barman
Your private Barman in the room
Yoga private classes
Visit of local wineries
Horse riding
Sailing
Private guides
Biking and hiking
City tours (Catania, Taormina, Syracuse)
Excursions to Mount Etna and nearby villages

Directions

You can fly to Catania Airport (CTA) and you will reach the property after a short 40-minute drive.

Climate

The summers are short, hot, humid, dry, and clear and the winters are  cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 5°C to 32°C.

Good to Know

Take a stroll in the organic herb garden and pick the herbs you love the most, or that capture your imagination. They’ll turn these scented leaves and flowers into a freshly-made tea. 

Wellness

Much more than pampering, massage at Monaci delle Terre Nere is a moment of regeneration you can enjoy in the privacy of your room. The expert practitioners offer a range of Shiatsu, Thai and Swedish massage, by following the most ancient philosophies and traditions of each technique.

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