In 2007, by chance, I stumbled upon this place, fell in love with it and decided to devote my life to its resurrection. To bring this place, previously chosen by the monks of Saint Anna’s order for his special energy and extraordinary charm, back to life.
It has become the second great project of my life. The estate 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 500mt above sea level. My wish has been to preserve the historic identity and local traditions, more than a boutique hotel in Sicily, it is a home which I hope retains its intimacy.
The house which dates from 1800 is listed as one of historical importance.It is now a place where traditional Sicilian Architecture is combined with contemporary art and living. In the process of restoring the buildings we have applied the principles of Bio-architecture. Over 50% of our energy comes from renewable energy such as sun and wood.