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Monaci Delle Terre Nere

Zafferana Etnea - Sicily


Monaci Delle Terre Nere

Zafferana Etnea - Sicily

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"A boutique Sicilian hotel on the dramatic Mt Etna slopes, with chic-rustic interiors and a rich, local heritage…"

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 8


  • The 19th century mansion is set within 40 acres of organic farmland and has majestic views of an unrivalled backdrop.
  • Lush arable farmland leads up to the rugged lava rocks, while the azure Mediterranean waters shimmer in the distance.
  • Its original features have been completely exposed and are adorned with contemporary art for an uber-stylish finish.
  • Rustic materials blend in with the dramatic landscape and include lava rock walls, bare stone floors and natural wood.
  • The luxury rooms have their own personality and are spread out amongst the main house and its farmland buildings.
  • There is also a delicious hotel restaurant serving home-grown produce and a modern infinity pool with incredible vistas.

  You should know...

  • There are no TV’s or telephones in the hotel rooms so sit back and enjoy the peaceful silence.
  • Some of the rooms are more rustic than others and have bare stone walls, exposed floors and minimal furnishings.

The Details...

Monaci Delle Terre Nere is a boutique Sicilian hotel that has a rich, noble heritage and a majestic location. Positioned on the volcanic slopes of the striking Mt Etna, it has magnificent views of the stunning island backdrop. Its lush arable farmland is adorned with olive groves and vineyards, while the sparkling Mediterranean waters shimmer in the distance. Rugged black rocks lead up to the Etna peak and make this a unique tapestry that wears its heart on its sleeve.

The once 19th century noble house is set within 40 acres of organic farmland and was revered by the St Anne’s Monks for its special energy. Its classic architecture is full of romance and intrigue and weaves a magical tale of a bygone era. Now lovingly restored and with a chic-rustic finish, its blends a bare, natural simplicity with contemporary artwork. Sleek Italian furnishings join designer pieces and fresco paintings and sit against exposed original features that hold the deepest of secrets. Its lava rock walls are bare for all to see and feature alongside beamed ceilings, thick rafters and stripped back flooring.

Each of the 19 rooms has its own quirky personality ranging from uber-stylish suites to luxury double rooms. The largest of the suites are in their own detached buildings, while the others are spread out amongst the mansion house and its farmland properties. Whether you long for hot tubs, sea-views or the simple beauty of nature, they each have an interior that is full of inspiration. Choose Suite Minerale for its authentic, minimalist décor or Suite Dependance Tannico for its country house elegance.

While the hotel stands out as an exclusive, bijoux retreat, its real raison d'etre is to preserve its traditional roots. Organic, home-grown produce is served in the guest-only restaurant, where slow-cooking and local wine is utterly delicious. A modern infinity pool also blends in perfectly with the breath-taking scenery and is a divine spot for soaking up the intense natural beauty.

Beyond the peaceful grounds of this intimate hideaway you’ll find endless charming jewels hidden around the island. Tranquil, little villages are scattered amongst the hillsides, while sprawling vineyards and ancient sights can be found nestled by the roadside. Visit the fish market at pretty Catania or the World Heritage Noto Valley, before heading to the Alacantra Gorge or to the peak of Mt Etna. With a myriad of architectural gems and unforgettable landscapes, this part of Sicily will never cease to amaze you.


Essential Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Family Friendly
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Rural Location
  • Swimming Pool
Living Spaces
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Maid service

Minibar and artisanal olive-oil bath products


  • Cooking classes
  • Historical sites
  • Massage
  • Mountain Walking
  • Restaurants
  • Wine tasting

Guests are encouraged to sample the farm’s produce and olive oil tasting is available.

Monaci Delle Terre Nere



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