A chic countryside estate nestled along the majestic foothills of Mt. Etna, Monaci delle Terre Nere embodies quintessential rural Sicilian charm combined with an artfully contemporary design sensibility. The property’s 20 independent guest rooms are dispersed across the 16 hectare estate, a lush landscape of terraced vineyards, olive groves, blooming flora, and citrus trees. At the center of the property lies its original 19th century noble house, a historic treasure that has been expertly restored into the divine heart of the estate.
Each of Monaci delle Terre Nere’s unique guest rooms combine the elements of a typical Sicilian farmhouse with posh, minimalist touches. Meant to be a haven for appreciating the serenity of the surroundings, the owners of the estate have by design omitted the presence of televisions in all rooms, allowing guests to unplug and rejuvenate with the beautiful allure of nature. An oasis of quietude, guest rooms feature soothing natural elements like stone and wood, while incorporating ambient lighting installations, thoughtful art pieces, and stylish furnishings.
Superior property highlights include a stunning garden pool and poolside bar offering magnificent views of the sea and country landscape. A polished lounge bar and reading room are sophisticated spots to relax with an aperitif, while the hotel’s gourmet restaurant is an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Offering lunch, dinner and a superb Sicilian wine list, the restaurant’s traditionally inspired menu is prepared fresh daily using 0 Km products from the organic farm, and served with ingenuity and elegance.