Monaci delle Terre Nere

Zafferana Etnea, Catania
Hotel


A baroque retreat with an exquisite décor, a warm informality, a striking Mount Etna setting... join the chef to create delicious lunches

Bedroom

19 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Foodies will flock here – you can join in with the creation of such splendour, or sit back and eat (and drink) your way through serious breakfasts, lunches and suppers before conking out in comfortable bedrooms. You wend your way up the volcanic slope of Mount Etna to this noble retreat: a dusky pink 1800s palazzo overlooking the Med. Guests can learn the secrets of making homemade pasta and gnocchi together with the chef in the kitchen, and then have a delicious lunch. Inside, stunning black lava rock walls and gargantuan timbers frame suspended staircases and glass-panelled bathrooms, with striking paintings and objets d’art adorning the simply sumptuous suites. The imaginatively restored winemaking cantina has chestnut beams, a wood-burner and bar… perfect for secret, Sicilian soirées. Feast on house honey, olive oil and wine, fresh croissants, meats and cheeses – with spoiling treats from the organic vegetable and herb gardens – or visit the seriously good restaurant in the next village. There’s a bakery too, where the homemade bread, pasta and pastries they offer their guests are made every day.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Closed
Rarely.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Lunch and dinner on request. Restaurants nearby.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €120
Surcharges
Dinner, B&B €50 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €60 per person per night.
11 Suites for 2
From €250
8 Doubles
From €120

Reviews

We liked the spacious and thoughtfully decorated room, excellent breakfast of fruit, cakes and cheeses. Guido's passion for his place, farm and Sicily shines through. We also dined here and enjoyed great cooking with high quality ingredients, most of which were from the property. Guido clearly knows his wines. This is undoubtedly a special place and one to which I fully intend to return.


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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Guido Alessandro Coffa

  • Go to the biggest active volcano peak, Mount Etna, in just 2 hours. Exciting experience.
  • Take an intimate tour of Mount Etna during an interesting testing of some of the Volcano’s most important wines. Your guide on this tour is the American winemaker, Journalist and founder of Etna wine school. Learn what Ben Ben knows in a relaxed 2 testing
  • Our cooking class which take place in our kitchen between 12 and 14, you will prepare the dishes together our Chef and have lunch
  • Recommended is a wine tasting at the Benanti vineyard, Benanti is the father of the new era of Etna quality wines.
  • Have a round to Santa Maria la Scala, the local 'Potrofino' on the Etna coast.