We had a fantastic and restful 8 day stay at Monaci and ate in at the hotel on 7 nights as the food included genuine Sicilian specialties and was very good. This really is the place for you IF you are passionate about Sicily and are interested in talking to real Sicilian people; IF you are interested in Etna, its wine making history (the palmento & terraces) and its unique wines (go to Benanti); IF you care about seasonality and where your food comes from; IF you are interested in a tastefully restored (not over restored) character property; IF you want a very comfortable bed and cool nights; IF you respect the planet and the environment and want to reuse your towels over a couple of days (our room towels were changed three times, pool ones twice, perfectly adequate)
IF you want a *****L international hotel where you can get a "Bloody Mary", room service, pool service and as many towels as you wish to use and a heated swimming pool then I suggest that you go somewhere else. We will be returning to Monaci. Thank you Guido, you are a charming host and you have gathered together a charming and helpful team. You all made us feel welcome. You really do deserve guests who appreciate what you are trying to achieve here - it is very clearly stated on your website, if people take the trouble to read it.
Speriamo di rivedervi tutti presto
- 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