“In 2007, by chance, I stumbled upon this place, I fell in love with it and decided to devote my life to its resurrection, which means bringing this place, previously chosen by the monks of Saint Anne’s order for its special energy and extraordinary charm, back to life.
The estate Monaci delle Terre Nere is located at the slopes of Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe, on the border of the Etna National Park, at 500mt above sea level.
My wish has been to preserve the historic identity of the territory, hence more than being a boutique hotel in Sicily, it is a home which I hope retains its intimacy”
Life at Monaci
Back to the roots –
a true quality of life and a delicate luxury.
There is no TV in the rooms.
It is a place where you can completely relax and unwind.
Monaci has spacious outdoors:
we suggest you to wear comfortable shoes to walk easily through the fields and roads of the estate and to better enjoy its sceneries.
Monaci means flavors and colors, but also intense scents and silence.
A walk through the alleys of the estate is a journey through the fragrances of the herbs and plants and the calm of its surroundings.
Monaci is an Eco-bio certified estate.
That’s why during the meals and in the rooms there are not monodose products.
All cleansers are handmade and they do not contain additives and chemicals.
A nice and relaxing walk through our 24 hectares estate, visiting our farm, could help you in appreciating this place.
During your stay at Monaci, make sure to profit by a tour around the estate, in order to fully understand Monaci’s identity and philosophy.
Enjoy the place, the Sicilian cuisine and the refined wines of this generous land.
Monaci delle Terre Nere believes in the attitude of slowness and is deeply committed in the cause of the Slow Food Movement. We are passionate about food as an element of authenticity and as an experience itself. We are fully involved in the production of what we serve to our guests and we strive for a self-sustenance supply for our restaurant and the recovery of the territory, starting from farming. Monaci’s farm produces a Slow Food Presidium which is the Aci trunzu Kohlrabi.
From the sunrise drinks at the terrace, to the herbe route where guests can take a stroll in our herb garden, the slow pace of each experience at Monaci is thought to give you a precious gift: your time.
Your Eco-Bio stay
Monaci is one of the three Eco-Bio certified accommodation in Sicily.
Here, everything is focused on nature and respect for the environment. That’s why during meals and within rooms, guests won’t find mono-dose products. All cleansers are handmade and they do not contain additives and chemicals. The shower gel is provided through dispensers in the en-suite shower.
The organic farming is the cornerstone of the Restaurant on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The Menu and the traditional cuisine are based on fresh and 0 Km products of the organic farm. During breakfast, a full buffet is served in the ancient wine press or outside, in the sea-view terrace, with cakes, bread and homemade jams, cold cuts, cheese, organic eggs, fruits and freshly squeezed juices.
The estate covers an area of 24 hectares. Our reception will provide you with maps of the estate for you to move easily throughout the outdoor areas and to fully enjoy its landscape.
At Monaci our guests
- ◆ Organic Breakfast
- ◆ Restaurant Locanda Nerello
- ◆ Free Wifi in rooms and common areas
- ◆ Outdoor Pool, surrounded by the green of the estate and with an amazing sea-view and Poolside bar
- ◆ Convivium Lounge bar, in the main building, proposes cold drinks and a great selection of wines every day, to enjoy before the fireplace, in the old press or at the poolside
- ◆ Children playground
- ◆ Garden, terrace with solarium
- ◆ Old wine press, where breakfast is served during winter
- ◆ Organic Farm