Monaci delle Terre Nere
THE STORY OF MONACI DELLE TERRE NERE TOLD BY GUIDO COFFA
From the Augustinian Monks of the 17th century
“It was this place which chose me! I ‘ve only brought its hidden beauty to light.”
"I wanted a home on Mount Etna, a place where I could enjoy the "third slice" of my life in the company of good wine and an amazing countryside. On my very first day of “quest, I came across an old run-down villa immersed in pure beauty and lots of brambles. We definitely hit it off!"
"Back home, I kept thinking about that old villa and how I could bring it back to life. Since imagination is creative thought, I set off to buy that estate which eventually became Monaci delle Terre Nere. So far, I’ve devoted my life to its rebirth: the former project of a group of Augustinian Monks from Valverde who had previously chosen this place because of its extraordinary energy. The Estate is located at the foot of the largest volcano in Europe, bordered by Etna’s National Park, at 500mt’s altitude. My innermost desire has been that of protecting its historical and natural identity; rather than simply a wineresort, Monaci is a Home, whose intimacy I’ve been enduring to preserve."
ARRIVAL AT “ MONACI”
sicilian Identity, international charme
Monaci delle Terre Nere is Guido's project, halfway between destiny and dream. Still, from Guido's own words, it seems rather a matter of "love at first sight!"
IN THE NAME OF NATURE
bio-architecture at Monaci
Monaci's project is based on the restoration of pre-existing buildings, thus reducing its environmental impact.
We’ve turned to bio-architecture to restore both the central villa and the independent side buildings. Respect and sustainability have been at the core of any demolition or rebuilding we’ve implemented, therefore Monaci’s project has resulted in an authentic example of respect for both tradition and environment. It mingles traditional Sicilian Architecture with Contemporary Art. All premises have been preciously furnished and gifted with such comforts as whirlpool baths, fireplaces and glass walls which create a full immersion effect in the natural surroundings.
Monaci today: Guido and Federica’s project
Guido and Federica fell in love on the Eolian Islands and got married two years later at Monaci delle Terre Nere
Together they’ve been developing the Resort and the Farm project in the name of their love for Nature and for genuine hospitality. You’ll feel at home here at Monaci!
Over the last few years the estate has grown consistently and so have its premises, which are at present 27 lodges, 7 of which have a private swimming pool. In its developmental path which has proudly led Monaci into Relais&Chateaux, it still preserves its original vision, one of respect and love for the territory. Future projects concern a second swimming pool, a wine cellar, a Spa and a solar grid. The couple’s own passion for good wine and fresh food is reflected in their culinary suggestions. Monaci is a unique experience, accompanied by gorgeous music and great vibes.
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