The estate is made up of the main house, with its white, Baroque-carved stone frames, and various scattered outbuildings which house the guest rooms, including a renovated barn, stables and the original 18th century wine press, which were restored with exquisite care and charm. Locally-sourced lava stone, Etna-grown chestnutwood, chemical-free paints and plaster have been used to provide the backdrop to contemporary Italian furnishings (B&B Italia, Lago, Gervasoni, Fabio Novembre, Philippe Starck), designer lighting (Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Ingo Maurer) and salvaged pieces. An enviable collection of original art from Matisse-like Olivier Mourao, and vibrant Maiolica ceramics from nearby Caltagirone and Santo Stefano di Camastra add a dash of quirky panache to the hotel’s sleek looks.

Rooms and suites, which are named using the descriptive language of wine-tasting, are each uniquely designed and decorated. Many of the rooms feature fireplaces - Monaci is one of Sicily’s rare, year-round hotels - and either look over Etna and the farm, or towards the sea. Televisions have been intentionally left out of bedrooms (though there is free WIFI across the estate), and you are warmly encouraged to take in the scents, sights and sounds of their surroundings.

Superior

Superior

Suite Dependance

Suite Dependance

Deluxe

Deluxe

Suite Dependance Deluxe

Suite Dependance Deluxe

Suite two bedroom

Suite two bedroom

Suite

Suite

Suite Royal

Suite Royal