At the foothills of the still active Mount Etna volcano, you can find the beautiful rural Relais of Monaci delle Terre Nere. This boutique hotel has been certified as both bio and eco. It's got its own organic farm spread out on 16 hectares, blessed with olive groves, citrus trees and vineyards. As you would have guessed, at the on site restaurant you will be served by the tasty dishes made exclusively from the ingredients that were grown on the farm. Apart from the excellent food, you can enjoy the panorama from the terrace on the Mediterranean Sea.
The estate is so big, you will be provided with a map not to get lost. The rooms however are limited to a small number of 15. More room for privacy and for you. There are 7 different styles of rooms, and they come with no TV or phone. They do come though with nice details, like wooden beams, fire places, rustic walls, terraces, balconies and modern art paintings on the walls.
Monaci delle Terre Nere has reserved its historic identity, while the combination of the traditional Sicilian architecture and the modern art makes it a place hard to miss, if you are planning a vacation around Mt. Etna.