Monaci is a well run property that has been beautifully restored through the vision of its passionate owner Guido, who is an exceptionally friendly and insightful host not to mention their lovely and smiley staff.
As soon as you arrive you feel "at home" and part of the "family".
The surroundings are breathtaking with hectares of fruit trees, vegetable gardens and vineyards, all on the Etna slope for you to walk around and see. The place is run with respect to nature, so you get the best of both words: a beautiful and comfortable place while being close and respectful of nature.
The food is exceptional. From the frugal breakfast with local honey and yogurt, homemade/local jams, bread, fruit and vegg from the gardens, not to forget their fresh pressed orange juice!
Dinner consists of a daily set menu with 4 mouth watering courses consisting of local seasonal produce, tasty with a grand choice of wine in a cosy in a homely but very chic setting.
We didn't use the pool due to time of year but it looked inviting with panoramic view of the surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In 2007, by chance, I stumbled upon this place, fell in love with it and decided to devote my life to its resurrection.To bring this place, previously chosen by the monks of Saint Anna’s order for his special energy and extraordinary charm, back to life. It has become the second great project of my life. The estate Monaci delle Terre Nere is situated along the slopes of Mount Etna, the biggest 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 and local traditions, more than a Boutique Hotel it is a home which I hope retains its intimacy. The house which dates from 1800 is listed as one of historical importance. It is now a place where traditional Sicilian Architecture is combined with contemporary art and living. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monaci Delle Terre Nere Sicily/Zafferana Etnea, Italy