The historic estate of Monaci delle Terre Nere is located on the slopes of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. With dramatic views over the volcano and the Mediterranean, this countryside boutique hotel is a very special place. Full of extraordinary charm and natural beauty, this spot was originally chosen by the monks of St Anne’s order in the 18th Century, and the estate was restored with great care.
Explore the romantic, terraced gardens, stroll through the 25-hectare estate, visit the farm and vineyards, relax by the pretty pool, and discover its unique atmosphere for yourself.
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Fill your soul with authentic experiences and new emotions: get back to nature, make deep connections and create lasting memories.

Etna & Area

Discover Mount Etna, a UNESCO heritage site, and experience the adventure in the surroundings of Monaci delle Terre Nere
Monaci delle Terre Nere is perfectly located with views over the sea, the hills and mountains where so many 'worlds' meet. Beyond the grassy gardens and tranquil terraces of the estate, there is much to explore in and around Etna: from dramatic climbs, hikes and skiing to swimming and snorkelling, and the diverse cultures of Sicily's towns and cities.

Organic Estate and Wines of Etna

Monaci delle Terre Nere cultivates its vineyards to produce its own wine, with native varieties of the Etna region. Mount Etna is the third most important wine producing area in Italy, for the great diversity of its land and its microclimates, and the extraordinary finesse of its wines. Taking advantage of the richness of Etna’s terroir.
Locanda Nerello Monaci delle Terre Nere
Authentic and refined taste of Sicily
Slow food, seasonality, and Sicilian-origins are the cornerstones of the cuisine at the restaurant Locanda Nerello. Whether it’s served on the scenic summer terrace overlooking the sea, or in the cosy, fireside dining room, zero-km farm to fork cooking takes centre stage. Produce is sourced from our own organic farm and hand-picked local suppliers.


A return to the roots, the true quality of life, a discreet luxury. Monaci delle Terre Nere is flavors and colors, but also intense aromas and silence. A stay with countless implications, always in the name of class and with all the charm of the land of Etna.

Convivium Bar

This is the meeting place for guests staying at Monaci delle Terre Nere. You can have a chat, enjoy an aperitif together and listen to music. Enjoy a moment of relaxation and pleasure.



Monaci delle Terre Nere’s unique setting and romantic style makes it the perfect wedding venue. Our dedicated in-house team are on hand to make your day unforgettable.


Slow Living

Monaci delle Terre Nere is deeply committed to the Slow Food Movement.



Monaci delle Tere Nere cultivates its own organic vineyards to produce wine using Etna’s native grape varieties.