Monaci delle Terre Nere – ‘Relax on Mt Etna’

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Monaci delle Terre Nere is a 40 acre, 18th century estate that has been rejuvenated by its owner, Guido Coffa, who fell in love with the property when he stumbled upon it in 2007.  It’s located on the slopes of Mount Etna, among several small villages with stunning views of the sea. Monaci delle Terre Nere’s estate is bursting with nature; take walks around the olive groves, vineyards, orchards, vegetable gardens and lawns. Everything is maintained using organic methods and their ‘Slow Food’ restaurant ‘Nerello’ is supplied by the estate.

Monaci delle Terre Nere has 20 rooms, each with a specific identity; some of them have a modern look, others have stonewalls and oak-beamed ceilings. The decor is a balance between Sicilian traditional architecture and modern design.

Some rooms are located in the main building, close to the restaurant and breakfast area, other rooms are scattered over the property and some can be quite a walk away from the main building; the rooms have no TV or telephone.

Recommended by Peter and Melly from Spoonful in Prahran Melbourne.



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