Nestled in over 40 acres of terraced vineyards, the Monaci delle Terre Nere is an idyllic countryside retreat, simply perfect for those looking for a quiet getaway or as a base for exploring this magical island. The charming owners, Guido and Ada have lovingly transformed this old estate into a stylish and comfortable boutique hotel with a superb organic restaurant, and unsurprisingly, a selection of wonderful Sicilian wines, many of which are produced on site.
The spacious rooms are scattered all over the grounds giving guests more privacy and space than many hotels offer, whether you stay in the main building or one of the various outbuildings, all of the rooms are unique, yet share many common features, such as the chestnut-wood beams, lava-stone walls and organic cotton linen.
A pre-dinner drink in the Convivium bar is a must, part of the original wine cellar, this elegant bar with its high ceilings and lava-stone walls offers a selection of Etnian wines as well as some wonderful cocktails, created by the hotel’s own excellent mixologist.
Locanda Nerello restaurant offers organic Sicilian dishes, and the majority of the produce, including the delicious olive oil is grown or produced on the estate. Whether dining in the cosy indoor restaurant, or outside on the terrace in the summer taking in the wonderful views over the countryside and out to sea, the food is just sublime.
It would be easy just to spend a few days here and completely switch off in the manicured garden by the inviting swimming pool, but with Mount Etna on your doorstep, beautiful beaches and the vibrant town Taormina nearby, we think Monaci delle Terre Nere is an ideal spot to spend a few nights as part of a tailor-made Sicilian adventure.
Dining at Monaci delle Terre Nere
Whether you are enjoying breakfast, lunch or an evening meal at the hotel, you will find that the all of the organic food prepared is wonderfully fresh, mostly grown on the grounds, otherwise is sought from local suppliers.
A delicious buffet breakfast is served either on the terrace in the summer or in cooler months, in the old wine cellar. Freshly made juices are available using the farm’s seasonal fruits, home-baked bread and cakes, cold cuts, eggs made to order (of course from the on-site hens!), local honey, yoghurt, fresh fruit and veg. You certainly won’t go hungry!
Open 11.30am to 11pm. Dinner starts at 7.30pm.
Enjoy freshly prepared light lunches on the terrace, and in the evening, a more extensive, sophisticated menu is available. There is also a very knowledgeable sommelier who will help pair the perfect wine with your chosen dish. If you prefer to dine out occasionally, the team are happy to recommend and book a meal at a nearby restaurant for you.
Informative and interesting Etnian wine tastings can be booked with the hotel’s sommelier. There are also visits to other local wineries that can be arranged.
Golf Cart Service
Due to the vast space and terrain, if you don’t fancy the walk from your room to the hotel or simply wish to explore the grounds in depth without walking too far, the hotel offers a golf cart service to guests.
Check in and check out information:
Check in time: 3pm
Check out time: 12pm
The Superior Rooms are approx. 26-27 sqm. All are close to the main building: Abboccato and Fruttato are located in the ancient stable block and the newly-built Schietto is in the gardens. They feature big floor-to-ceiling windows, a king-size bed and en-suite bathrooms with shower. Superior rooms have small outside spaces, either a patio or terrace.VIEW MORE INFO BOOK NOW
The 4 Deluxe rooms range from 28-40 sqm. The rooms are located in different parts of the estate around the main building. Spacious, airy, with high ceilings, all the Deluxe rooms offer outside space or gardens for al fresco lounging. They have sea-views or garden vistas with uninterrupted views of the vineyards. 3 Deluxe Rooms also have a fireplace for cooler months.VIEW MORE INFO BOOK NOW
The 2 Suites are 45-50 sqm. Located in the main historical building, they feature a bedroom and comfortable living space with a sofa-bed and fireplace. Fresco has a separate living room and Amabile is open-plan. Fresco has a private balcony and offers views over the Mediterranean sea and lava-stone walled Amabile looks over Mt. Etna.VIEW MORE INFO BOOK NOW
The 7 Suites Dependance are 50-60 sqm. They are located all over the estate, either just a short walk from the main building or easily reached by the golf cart service. Tannico and Fragrante have a private terrace and Jacuzzi, Vivace, Limpido, Minerale and Elegante have lovely outside space with sun-loungers or outdoor tables and chairs. Surrounded by fruit orchards, grassy lawns, or lavender hedging, these private Suites have wonderful views of the sea, vineyards or Mount Etna.VIEW MORE INFO BOOK NOW
The 2 Suites Dependance Deluxe are 50 and 65 square metres. These are completely detached and located at a distance of about 300 metres from the main building, served by the golf cart service. Surrounded by nature, the Suites Dependance Deluxe are perfect for privacy and have their own private gardens. Sontuoso has views of the Mediterranean sea and the vineyards, and Complesso has views of Mount Etna and the vineyards.VIEW MORE INFO BOOK NOW
In an elevated position the Royal Suite Fiore has superb views over the estate, vineyards and out to sea. It has a lounge (with space for an extra ebd) with dining area, bedroom with 4 poster bed, and large bathroom with sunken bathtub and separate shower. It shares a beautiful garden with Suite Dependance Elegante.VIEW MORE INFO BOOK NOW
Catania Airport – 45 mins drive
Taormina – 45 mins drive