The location of this 27-room country estate at the foot of Mount Etna is simply unbeatable. Yes, this may be the world’s largest active volcano, but rest assured – Monaci delle Terre Nere’s site was first chosen in the 18th century by monks of St Anne’s order, and the region’s fertile volcanic soil has attracted prosperous families for even longer. It’s this very spot that makes the hotel so special: for its views of smouldering Etna and the Mediterranean horizon; the fresh Sicilian air; its sprawling 46-hectare estate and working vineyards that wine lovers will be excited to explore.
This is a place for switching off and appreciating the property’s natural surroundings (there is WiFi but no televisions). The renovated barn and stable rooms give a contemporary nod to sustainability, hewn from local lava stone and chestnut timber. The restaurant, meanwhile, focuses on fantastic seasonal cuisine from the estate’s own organic farm.
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.