Monaci delle Terre Nere

Vulcano Etna, Sicily, Italy

The estate of 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 500m above sea level and within easy reach to the beaches and glorious taormina. Way more than the usual boutique hotel, Monaci delle Terre Nere is a time capsule of preserved historic identity and local tradition. The house dates back to 1800, and is listed as one of the regions historically important buildings. It is now a place where traditional sicilian architecture is combined with contemporary art and living. The owner of the estate grows his own vines, olives, fruits, herbs and vegetables which is all served in the hotel's own restaurant.

Hotel guide


  • 8 rooms and suites with spectacular sea or volcano views
  • Wifi, Air Conditioning, Daily Cleaning
  • Holistic Massage
  • Billiard room
  • Pool
  • Oil and Wine Tastings

Our favourites

  • The owner only uses organic and fresh ingredients from the region

Wine & Dine

  •  Restaurant with panoramic terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. The menus and the Sicilian dishes are made with seasonal products, the owner offers Local wines. The restaurant is for the exclusive use for hotel guests


  • White linen in hot summer days, don't forget your swim shorts.


  • Double rooms from € 180 / day

Local guide

Good to know

  • The Entire villa can be booked (maximum of 16 people), minimum stay one week, costs from € 10.000 a week, rates include VAT (10%), daily maid service, a welcome hamper with typical Sicilian products as well as all soft drinks and house wine

When to go

  • Early spring, starts in February, or in autumn

What to see

  • The teatro Greco in Taormina which is a 25 min drive, it is carved out of the hillside and the magnificent views give a complete panorama of southern Calabria, the Sicilian coastline and snow-capped Etna

How to get there

  • Fly to Catania airport, which is 36 km from the Relais, Air Berlin serves Catania
  • Transfer to/from Airport from the relais
  • We suggest a car rental at Catania airport
  • Direction from Catania airport via car: Take the motorway to Messina. Get off to the exit Acireale. At the first roundabout take a left, follow Zafferana Etnea. When you get to Pisano after the church take the first left, via Pietralunga, take the first right, you reach via Monaci, at the second gate on the left you'll find the relais