Monaci delle Terre Nere
Via Monaci sn, Zafferana Etnea, Sicily , Italy
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Plenty of Sicilian hotels boast of their views of Mount Etna, but few can quite match the situation of Monaci delle Terre Nere. That’s not just any terre nere, after all — this black earth is the volcanic stuff, and it’s no wonder, since here you’re literally on the slopes, albeit the safe lower slopes, of Sicily’s most salient geographic feature.
It’s a little bit baroque, a little bit rough-edged in classic Sicilian style, with a patina of exquisitely weathered stone, and ultimately it’s a contemporary mélange, weaving some subtle modern threads into its eclectic tapestry. Where there’s weathered stone, of course, there ought to be some plush comforts to balance, and these rooms and suites, lack for nothing when it comes to physical luxury — that’s especially the case in the suites, which are at once rougher and plusher than the standard rooms, and in the “dependances,” a pair of freestanding two-room accommodations set some distance from the main building.
With just eight units there’s no need for a major production of a restaurant — just a lovely terrace dining room, serving mostly organic fare grown right on the estate. It’s no wonder — the volcanic soil is especially fertile, and the Monaci is steadfastly devoted to enjoyment of the local geography.
Please note: Monaci delle Terre Nere requires a two night minimum (three night minimum during peak periods).
How to get there: Acireale train station is approximately 5 miles (9 kilometers) from the hotel. The airport at Catania is about 22 miles (36 kilometers) from the hotel. Transfers can be arranged by the hote at the cost of 75€ each way.
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- Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
- One complimentary glass of champagne or one cocktail, per guest, upon arrival (a value of about €8 per person)
- One complimentary aperitif during stay (a value of €8 per guest)
- Welcome bottle of extra virgin olive oil (a value of approximately €16 - €18)
- 8 Rooms
- Style: Contemporary Classic
- Atmosphere: Secluded
- 4 Guest Reviews
- Monaci delle Terre Nere
- Via Monaci sn
- Zafferana Etnea, Sicily , Italy
Hotel amenities and services
- 100% non-smoking hotel
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Central air conditioning
- Free parking
- Free wi-fi
- Golf nearby
- Luggage storage
- Offsite gym facilities
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Pet Friendly
- Pets allowed (charges apply)
- Shopping area nearby
- Wine tours nearby
- Wood burning fireplace