Monaci delle Terre Nere

Via Monaci sn, Sicily, Italy
24 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Secluded
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taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Plenty of Sicilian hotels boast of their views of Mount Etna, but few can quite match the situation of Monaci delle Terre Nere. That’s not just any terre nere, after all — this black earth is the volcanic stuff, and it’s no wonder, since here you’re literally on the slopes, albeit the safe lower slopes, of Sicily’s most salient geographic feature.

It’s a little bit baroque, a little bit rough-edged in classic Sicilian style, with a patina of exquisitely weathered stone, and ultimately it’s a contemporary mélange, weaving some subtle modern threads into its eclectic tapestry. Where there’s weathered stone, of course, there ought to be some plush comforts to balance, and these rooms and suites, lack for nothing when it comes to physical luxury — that’s especially the case in the suites, which are at once rougher and plusher than the standard rooms, and in the villas, a pair of freestanding two-room accommodations set some distance from the main building.

Locanda Nerello, the restaurant, is an impressive one, with a lovely terrace dining room, serving mostly organic fare grown by the estate’s farm. It’s no wonder — the volcanic soil is especially fertile, and Monaci delle Terre Nerre is steadfastly devoted to enjoyment of the local geography. No need to just observe, either, as they're happy to arrange immersive Sicilian cooking classes and Etna wine tastings — and Ayurvedic massages to help wind down afterwards.

Please note: Monaci delle Terre Nere requires a two-night minimum (three night minimum during peak periods).

How to get there:
Acireale train station is approximately 5 miles (9 kilometers) from the hotel. The airport at Catania is about 22 miles (36 kilometers) from the hotel. Transfers can be arranged by the hotel at the cost of 85€ each way.

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Monaci delle Terre Nere
Via Monaci sn, Sicily, Italy

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Rates listed are for 1 or 2 persons maximum. Pricing for additional guests is as follows: from 0-2 years old free of charge in a baby cot, from 3-12 years old is €90/person, from 13 years old up €130/person.
  • Small pets are allowed on an on-request basis (charges apply).
  • For guests staying over the 25th and 31st of December, there are additional mandatory charges for a Christmas lunch and New Year's Eve dinner.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste

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