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Monaci delle Terre Nere

Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy

True quality of life, peaceful landscapes and subtle luxury. 

The historic estate of Monaci delle Terre Nere is located on the slopes of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. With dramatic views over the volcano and the Mediterranean, this countryside boutique hotel is a very special place. Full of extraordinary charm and natural beauty, this spot was originally chosen by the monks of Discalced Augustinians of Valverde order in the 17th Century, and the estate was restored with great care. The estate has several rooms and suites, some in the main building - a noble dwelling of the 19th century - and others scattered around the organic farm. 
Monaci delle Terre Nere
The main building dates back to the 19th century and is listed among historic buildings. The scattered Suites and Pool Villas are independent buildings within the estate, where you can enjoy Monaci’s silence and true identity. Here, the traditional Sicilian architecture is combined with contemporary art. In the process of restoring the buildings, the principles of Bio-architecture have been applied and part of the energy supply comes from renewable resources. 

Explore the romantic, terraced gardens, stroll through the 25-hectare estate, visit the farm and vineyards, relax by the pretty pool, and discover its unique atmosphere for yourself. 

Slow food, seasonality, and Sicilian-origins are the cornerstones of the cuisine at the restaurant Locanda Nerello. Whether it’s served on the scenic summer terrace overlooking the sea, or in the cosy, fireside dining room, zero-km farm to fork cooking takes centre stage. Produce is sourced from our own organic farm and hand-picked local suppliers. 

Monaci delle Terre Nere cultivates its vineyards to produce its own wine, with native varieties of the Etna region. Mount Etna is the third most important wine producing area in Italy, for the great diversity of its land and its microclimates, and the extraordinary finesse of its wines. Taking advantage of the richness of Etna’s terroir. 

Discover Mount Etna, a UNESCO heritage site, and experience the adventure in the surroundings of Monaci delle Terre Nere 

Monaci delle Terre Nere is perfectly located with views over the sea, the hills and mountains where so many 'worlds' meet. Beyond the grassy gardens and tranquil terraces of the estate, there is much to explore in and around Etna: from dramatic climbs, hikes and skiing to swimming and snorkelling, and the diverse cultures of Sicily's towns and cities. 

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The luxury Monaci delle Terre Nere Etna Wine Resort in Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy.

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