Built on the principles of bio-architecture and sustainability, Monaci delle Terre Nere is a true ambassador of bio diversity and the perfect base from which to explore the unique regions of Etna by bike, hike, horse or helicopter, remaining within easy reach of Taormina, Catania and the eastern coast of Sicily.
Furthermore, it embraces an eco-responsible philosophy that is perfectly reflected in its fine-dining restaurant Locanda Nerello, a member of the Slow Food movement that offers a wide range of dishes prepared with ingredients hand-picked from the veggie garden and enchanced by the wines produced in the estate.
Staying at Monaci delle Terre Nere will leave you feeling regenerated and energized as well as relaxed, in a state of pure connection with Nature.
Monaci delle Terre Nere is a certified eco-wine resort extending over 25 hectares. Its vineyards, fruit orchards, herb garden and lush greenery are there for guests to enjoy during their stay and at their complete disposal. Built following the principles of sustainability, the estate relies on solar panels for 70% of the energy it needs to operate.
Guests can experience a high variety of activities while staying at Monaci delle Terre Nere,
such as discovering the estate on a tour accompanied by the head of agriculture, revealing all the secrets of the different cultivations of Monaci, from the relic vineyards to the ancient fruit orchards.
The hen house, home to the “happy hens”, is the most popular attraction among children and adults alike. A dive into the true country life, the eggs picking activity is one of the most appreciated and the most requested.
A dedicated guest daily program is carefully organized by the team in order to offer guests a true insight into Monaci delle Terre Nere. Guests can attend the weekly appointments to meet different members of the team and even the owners, ask them questions and discover the history of the estate and much more.
In order to fully immerse yourself in the spirit of Monaci delle Terre Nere, make sure not to miss the signature experiences they offer.
The Wine Tasting is curated and conducted by our expert Sommelier, who guides you through the flavours of Etna via the region’s most notable indigenous grapes: Nerello Mascalese and Carricante. The wine tasting includes five own-produced Guido Coffa wines, accompanied by homemade bread and extra virgin olive oil, the latter also produced in the estate!
During the Cooking Class, the Chef will guide you through the discovery of all the secrets of homemade pasta with old Sicilian wheat. This activity is perfect for those who want to live a traditional experience where they will learn how to prepare the signature dish of Italian cuisine and also some useful tricks for perfect results at home. And of course, at the end of the class you will get to taste your own pasta and be your own judge while sipping on a glass of wine.
The Cocktail Masterclass is an interactive experience with a unique structure; starting with a walk through the aromatic herb garden, the expert mixologists will accompany you from the
harvest to the transformation of the raw materials, right up to the cocktail making part. A unique journey where you will unravel the secrets of mixology and be the artist of your own drink from start to finish.
The wellness corner is the ideal place for a relaxing massage to wind down after a day out on an excursion of Mount Etna organized by the concierge team or perhaps after enjoying a day of horse riding. For the more adventurous, there is also the possibility to take off on a helicopter tour over Etna directly from the estate, which hosts a helipad. The more active guests can end their day with a yoga class to stretch the muscles and absorb the energy of the volcano and of the natural surroundings. Bike rental is also available at the property, as well as the organization of bike tours in the surrounding Etna regions. Wine lovers find their perfect oasis in Monaci delle Terre Nere, the perfect base from which to discover not only the unique own-produced wines but also some of the best and most famous wineries in Sicily.
The estate features two restaurants.
The indoor restaurant Locanda Nerello follows the Slow Food movement and offers delicious dishes prepared with locally produced, seasonal ingredients by the Executive Chef Salvo Sardo.
The Pool Bar & Restaurant is located by the swimming pool and offers stunning sea views.
Its light lunch and rich drinks menus are specifically thought for the guests to be enjoyed on warm summer days.
The Convivium Bar is a little gem located inside the 18th-century manor house.
It embodies a truly unique style, combining the ancient structure with modern features. The drinks menu offers a large variety of cocktails, each one carefully studied by our mixologists to have a “Monaci” twist.
The 25-hectare property hosts 24 signature suites and villas scattered around the estate,
immersed in lush greenery and surrounded by the estate’s vineyards. Each room features Italian furniture and is carefully designed to combine the antique original structures with modern and original elements, such as the characteristic lava stone walls, which convey a truly unique style.
All of the rooms feature en-suite bathroom with shower or bathtub, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities, fireplace, desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, Bose Bluetooth speakers, in-room telephone, air conditioning, in-room safe, minibar, tea/coffee machine.
The Deluxe Rooms
are elegantly furnished and located in different parts of the estate, from 100 to 400m from the main building. They are ideal for those who look for comfort as well as enchanting views and privacy. They have private, furnished patios or gardens that are perfect for relaxing afternoons surrounded by nature, and offer views of the Mediterranean Sea and the vineyards of the estate.
The two Junior Suites
are different from one another, according to the authentic Monaci’s style in which every single room is unique. From 40 to 50sqm, either with a patio and a private garden overlooking the Sea or with a view over the oak forest with access to one of the Estate’s Private pool, the Junior Suite conveys authenticity and a true character.
The Estate Suites
embrace the real Monaci spirit and style. They are the biggest of the suites and, with their spacious and comfortable interiors extending from 45 to 60sqm, can accommodate up to four people. Interesting features like a private terrace, traditional lava-stone walls or sloping wood-beamed ceilings make the Estate Suite a unique, warm and welcoming room.
The Pool Villas
are a beacon of comfort, privacy and tranquility. They are the ultimate private villas, with private pool and gardens; they are the result of an accurate restoration of old rural buildings following the principles of bio architecture; they are completely detached from the main building of Monaci delle Terre Nere, at about 300mt from it.
The Pool Estate Suites take an extra step towards luxury with their spacious interiors, lush gardens and refined taste. These comfortable residences are surrounded by luxurious nature and preserve their own distinctive style.
The Monaci Pool Villa
guarantees breathtaking views over the Mediterranean sea, the vineyards and Mount Etna through a window overlooking the infinite. Perfect for a couple or a family, the villa features a unique lava flow in the living room area, creating a strong connection to the volcanic terroir.
The Monaci Pool Suite,
the iconic pink queen, is the manifesto of Monaci. The high vaulted frescoed ceilings, the wide interiors and surrounding park and the large pool overlooking Mount Etna create the unique atmosphere of this private villa.