Monaci delle Terre Nere

Monaci delle Terre Nere

Loved and frequented by an international crowd, fanatics of pleasant and peaceful places, where holiday rhymes with reading, silence, quiet, green and privacy.

  • Best For Couples, Food & Wine
  • Rooms 20 double rooms and Suites
  • Highlights Beautifully realised country inn where you tuck into farm-to-plate dishes and are looked after by local knowledge gurus Guido and Ada

    The perfect place to rest and relax with easy day trips discovering and tasting Eastern Sicily
  • Holiday Offers 7 nights from £ 1250 per person sharing a Superior room including breakfast and fully comprehensive car hire

Monaci delle Terre Nere

Qualified by "Tatler" as one of the sexiest hotels in the world and mentioned by Gywneth Paltrow on his blog "Goop", Monaci delle Terre Nere is a magical place among vineyards and olive groves, which certainly assimilates and transmits the magnetism of the volcano.

The reception is housed in the nineteenth-century villa, in the typical pink color: large terrace with wrought iron railing. Around, in the lush garden, the small lava stone houses, once warehouses, deposits, barns, have become very charming accommodation in the midst of prickly pears.

A lost paradise that Guido Coffa, owner, director and "farmer", as he likes to define himself, has restructured with hard work, love, passion and restored to its former glory, actually even better.

With infinite patience and persistence he wanted to create an Agriturismo, in the true sense of the word, reporting, in the 16 hectares of land and terracing, crops of ancient native species of the territory: peaches, apples, plums, tomatoes and vines, once cultivated precisely by the monks of the Order of Sant'Anna.

The menu is short, as it befits a true zero kilometer, and the palate benefits: where else can you have a past with vegetables collected in the morning served at lunch or dinner?

This is one of the small daily luxuries for guests who can savor the best of all-round Sicilian, also guided by the brilliant landlady Ada, a Mediterranean beauty of appearance and soul.

Another luxury? The indigenous rigor used in the materials of Monaci delle terre Nere: in the villa and in the outbuildings, the floor is strictly in chestnut wood of Etna, like the ceilings; all environmentally friendly, in every part of the resort and in the furnishings, the cement is absolutely banned. "Here, guests have to breathe", underlines Guido, where breathing also means enjoying in beautiful surroundings.
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Internet throughout the hotel
  • Parking
  • Billiards
  • Bicycles available
  • Massages
  • Yoga/pilates lessons
  • Excursion
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Cooking classes 
  • Choice of beaches
  • Golf Course
  • Cultural Centres
  • Excursions to Mt Etna


The activities available in this area are numerous: nature walks, excursions, art and culture, wine tasting in the award-winning wine cellars and the sea in the background will accompany you throughout the journey.

The nearby town Zafferana Etnea, on the slopes of Etna, is a pretty town with liberty buildings and with a splendid view of the Gulf of Catania.


How to visit Mt Etna

How to visit Mt Etna

Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe and its lunar landscape is one of the most interesting natural attractions in Sicily.

There are various routes of length and difficulty for trekking enthusiasts and more "comfortable" alternatives such as the train. So let's see in this article how to visit Etna and what are the options.