The chef's secrets
Guests will learn the secrets of making our homemade pasta and gnocchi, prepared with old Sicilian wheat and filled with wild herbs collected on our farm. The lesson takes place in the Hotel’s own bakery, where the homemade bread, pasta and pastries we offer our guests are made every day.
Our much-loved, generous and fully organic breakfast buffet is a favourite of guests, and perfectly demonstrates our commitment to sustainable, local produce carefully sourced from our own estate and immediate surroundings. Choose homemade breakfast biscuits, pastries, cakes and wood-fired bread made daily in our kitchens
Etna wine tastings
Volcanic Etna is one of the most exciting emerging wine territories in the world, with indigenous grape varieties and rare terroir. Here you have a unique opportunity to learn about these special wines through the lens of winegrowing and winemaking traditions. Using the estate's vineyards and ancient winemaking facility (palmento) as the venue, this private wine-tasting tour is designed and taught by our expert Sommelier. Join him for a guided walk through the vineyards, and private tour of the palmento where you'll sample wines from the Monaci delle Terre Nere estate and other acclaimed local producers.
Sicilian cooking lessons
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