Monaci proposes various experiences available on the estate. Such as Aperitif, Wine and traditional cousine courses, holistic massage, bike rides, etc.
Monaci has spacious outdoors: wear your most comfortable shoes to walk easily through the fields and roads of the estate and better enjoy its sceneries.
A nice and relaxing walk through our 62 hectares estate, visiting our farm, could help you appreciate this place. During your stay at Monaci, make sure you go on a tour around the estate, to fully understand Monaci’s identity and philosophy.
The chef's secrets
Learn the culinary secrets and specialities of Sicily; an experience of food heaven! For example, you can attend a "Pasta-making" class, guided by our wonderful chef, using organic eggs from our own chickens.
Tasting wine and olive oil with Monaci’s own sommelier
Guests of Monaci delle Terre Nere have a unique opportunity to learn about the world of wines through the lens of winegrowing and winemaking traditions from Mount Etna. Using the estate’s vineyards and ancient winemaking facility (palmento) as the venue, this private wine tasting course is designed and taught by our own Sommelier. During the session, guests go on an educational vineyard walk and a palmento tour followed by an expert-led tasting of wines from the Monaci delle Terre Nere estate and the best producers on the volcano.
The herb route
Take a stroll in our organic herb garden and pick the herbs you love the most, or that capture your imagination. We'll turn these scented leaves and flowers into a freshly-made tea. Then you can simply find a private place, surrounded by the greenery of our estate, to enjoy your brew.
Did you know... Ancient yogis believed that we only have a limited number of breaths in each life? Hence, it made sense to stretch your life out a bit longer by taking slow and deep breaths. Take a private yoga lesson in the unforgettable setting of Monaci delle Terre Nere and master ancient breathing techniques for a long and balanced life!
Ayurveda is a holistic approach of medical science that's almost 5,000 years old. Book an Ayurvedic massage with one of our skillful practitioners to repair mind, body and soul.
Explore the Sicilian countryside in the most characterful way and immerse yourself in the unforgettable atmosphere of mysterious Mount Etna. Ride a local horse, slow your pace, reconnect with nature: savour a moment of inner harmony and freedom.
Cycle through the 60-acre estate and discover the Sicilian countryside on two wheels. Monaci delle Terre Nere has mountain bikes and electric Smart bikes which are free for guests to use.
Sicilian music and sundowners
Three times a week, sample cocktails and bitters whilst listening to smooth Sicilian jazz in the Convivium Bar. Experience the culture and soul of Sicily through its music..
Private hillside dining
There is nothing more romantic than a breathtaking view. For special anniversaries, proposals and memorable moments, choose a private candlelit dinner for two on the hillside above the main house.