What CharmingSicily.com thinks about Monaci delle Terre Nere
In the Mount Etna area, among several small villages, Monaci delle Terre Nere boasts a huge park where you can admire many different kinds of trees and plants. It is a Boutique Relais for a relaxing and quiet stay, dedicated to couples who love nature, the bio productions and the slow food.
Monaci delle Terre Nere is located at the foot of Etna Mount, in a little Catania province town. The quiet and relax are guaranteed by the fascinating location, the private biological farming which boasts 100 different kinds of trees. The surrounding consists of thick woods and a large lava desert. The Fontanarossa Airport is 36 km far away; in the nearby you find the location of Pisano Etneo while, the closest beach is only 10 km from the hotel.
Successfully restored, the Monaci delle Terre is a 19th century noble villa. It is characterized by the typical Sicilian architecture and by modern furniture which create a refined and minimalist style. The few guests may enjoy the bar, the panoramic terrace restaurant, the billiard room and relax themselves in the green and manicured garden.
The Monaci delle Terre Nere Relais consists of only 15 rooms and Suites, all different from each other. Each accommodation preserves the original spaces, the ancient and welcoming atmosphere thanks also to lights, colours and details that recalled the Sicilian culture. Guests can choose different types of rooms.
The double rooms Classic, Superior and Deluxe (22/30 sqm) have a beautiful garden and sea view.
The Suite Dependence with the name Limpido, Minerale and Brillante have a surface of 50 to 60 sqm and are located about 300 m away from the main buildings. They are three different accommodation: one is a loft, one is located in the old "palmento" and one has two separate rooms or the Suite Dependence are named Tannico and Fragrante with a surface of 55 or 60 sqm, located in the garden in a new building and offer either an open-space Suite or with two separate rooms, a terrace with a hydro-massage-tub.
The Suite Dependence Deluxe are called Sontuoso with a surface of 50 sqm and Complesso with 65sqm and are located around 300 m away from the main building.
The delicious Sicilian dishes and the vegetarian menus are made with the seasonal products of the organic agriculture, an important basic element for the restaurant of the Monaci delle Terre Nere. The restaurant has a panoramic terrace and offers a fine selection of wines, food tastings and small gastronomic events. Please note that the hotel offers for dinner a fixed menu.
Mandatory supplement for the Christmas Eve 24.12 and the New Year's Eve dinner 31.12.2014 and 2015; the cost is between €80 and €120 per person per dinner. For all guests with arrival on 25.12 or 01.01 the Festive Lunch is obligatory. The beverages are extra.
Services & Activities
A guided tour of the farm and a visit of the organic apiary can be organised. You may also experience the daily work farm activities, make an excursion to the Etna Mount or to the many nature trails. On request you may booked a relaxing holistic massage.
Nearby Pisano - 2 km
Catania Airport - 36 km
Nearest Beach - 9-10 km
Rooms - 15
Late check-out - on request
Breakfast - 08.00-10.00
Lunch - 13.00-15.00
Dinner - 19.30-21.00 (set menu)
Small pets allowed - Yes, on request
Food and wine tasting
Mandatory supplement for the dinner of Christmas and New Year 2014 and 2015
Monaci delle Terre Nere Restaurant - (10 seats) offers a local and biologic cuisine
One bottle of Etna Doc in the room upon arrival and flowers