Monaci delle Terre Nere
What To Know
- The hotel's restaurant serves organic produce grown on their own farm including cherries, peaches, pears, apples, apricots, figs, and plums
- You can take a cooking class with the hotel's chef to learn how to make homemade pasta, bread, and pastries
- All 20 rooms are a mix of traditional Sicilian decor and modern design
- Free WiFi is hit or miss
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Monaci delle Terre Nere in Zafferana Etnea, you’ll be within the vicinity of Sanctuary of the holy martyrs Alfio, Filadelfio and Cirino and Cathedral of Acireale. This property is within the vicinity of Adventure Park Etna and Butterfly House.
Make yourself at home in one of the 21 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a seasonal outdoor pool and bicycles to rent.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Monaci delle Terre Nere. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the property pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We visited Monaci Delle Terre Nere during our trip in Sicily and stayed there for three wonderful nights. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who took us for a complimentary fruit drink overlooking the infinity pool and the gorgeous view. We decided to stay longer and have a late lunch which was delicious. This 19th-century hotel is set on a 40- acre organic farm at the base of Mt. Etna. Initially we were given a room that was close to the main building but we did not like. We later learned that it was actually part of a stable that was converted into a hotel room! We opted to upgrade our room for 40 more euros. I am glad that we did. Our new cottage room overlooked the vineyards and the beautiful Mediterranean sea. Every morning when I woke up and opened the door, I smelled Jasmine and Lavender. There was actually a huge jasmine shrub next to the door of our cottage room. Then we went to have our breakfast which was served outdoor in a buffet style with lots of fresh goodies. One buffet had a cornucopia of fresh fruit and vegetables. One of my favorites was red prickly pears that were nicely peeled and ready to be eaten. The other buffet had all the hot food including delicious scrambled eggs from chicken raised on the farm as well as scrumptious pastry that I did not have any room in my stomach to sample. We went on day trips which included taking the cable car to Mt Etna and visiting beautiful Taormina. We decided to have dinner every night at the hotel restaurant famous for slow cooking. My favorite night was the Pizza night where I had the most delicious pizza in Sicily and as a matter of fact anywhere in the world. In summary, I highly recommend this place and I would go there again in a heart beat the next time I have an opportunity to do so.
The hotel is beautiful. A beautiful venue for breakfast, a different one for lunch, and still different one for dinner. All incredibly special. Best of all, the service is exceptional. We left small item at the hotel and they had it forwarded to our next hotel almost an hour away the next day and couldn’t have been nicer about the extra service. You won’t be disappointed.
I recommend a stay at Monaci delle Terre Nere during your visit to Sicily. Located on the slopes of Mt. Etna and with sweeping views of the Mediterranean you can't go wrong at this lovely boutique hotel. The breakfast buffet and lunch are served outside. For dinner you have the choice of dining under the stars or indoors. The food is pleasing to eye and palate and cooking and presentation encourage slow dining. The rooms are beautifully appointed and some include lava stone walls. A swim in the infinity pool is not to be missed.