A huge effort of heart and soul has been put into this luxurious hotel, and it's obvious where it matters. The staff are charming, knowledgeable and well-trained. They understand that the biggest impression when you leave somewhere is the human experience, which is excellent. The food and wine are also really good, as you would expect from a place with these aspirations and prices. Small details like the bar near the swimming pool and in the main reception area, are a nice touch. Dining on the And of course the views are stunning, though I don't think I can give you credit for those Guido!
But it's expensive and you need to understand that most of the bedrooms are dotted around the main Baroque mansion on the slopes among the hillside vineyards. Once you are back in your room you are on your own. So don't expect room service except some drinks provided. The rooms are designed with a great eye for style and an idea only for the comfort and peacefulness of your stay. You need to be careful walking late at night after a bottle (or two) from the wonderful wine list. But that's all part of the fun.
This is high end agriturismo among the green foothills of Etna, where the air is cooler. I would recommend for a romantic weekend break or your last night or two in Sicily.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In 2007, by chance, I stumbled upon this place, fell in love with it and decided to devote my life to its resurrection.To bring this place, previously chosen by the monks of Saint Anna’s order for his special energy and extraordinary charm, back to life. It has become the second great project of my life. The estate Monaci delle Terre Nere is situated along the slopes of Mount Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe on the border of the Etna National Park at 500mt above sea level. My wish has been to preserve the historic identity and local traditions, more than a Boutique Hotel it is a home which I hope retains its intimacy. The house which dates from 1800 is listed as one of historical importance. It is now a place where traditional Sicilian Architecture is combined with contemporary art and living. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monaci Delle Terre Nere Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy