Stay in a converted monastery in Sicily

Updated on Oct 12, 2017 by Alastair McClymont

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Inject a sense of history and culture into your holiday to the island by staying in a converted monastery in Sicily, full of authenticity and intrigue.

We have a number of attractive, intriguing and memorable properties on offer to those embarking on Sicily holidays, from extravagant hotels to charming and authentic villas. If you’re looking for your holiday to be encapsulated by the unique and fascinating history of Sicily, then look no further than a stay in one of our converted monasteries.

Retaining many of their original features and much of their authentic charm, a stay in a converted monastery or convent will transport you into a bygone era with ease. In addition to developing an attachment to the island’s identity and character, the hotels inhabiting these breath-taking complexes offer style, comfort and luxury, ensuring your stay in a converted monastery in Sicily will rival that of any hotel in the Mediterranean.


Monaci delle Terre Nere

Boasting a convenient location between Taormina and Catania, Monaci delle Terre Nere presents a unique and boutique experience to those looking for a property with a difference. Not many properties can claim a setting amid the Mount Etna National park, but this 19-room boutique hotel on a 40-acre estate, housed in a lovingly-restored listed Sicilian monastery,  does just that. The Monaci is also one of only three Sicilian ratified ‘eco-bio’ hotels with an emphasis on home-grown produce, something you can sample in the on-site restaurant. 

Find out more about Monaci delle Terre Nere.


Eremo della Giubiliana

Another new member of the Sicilian Places family for 2016, Eremo della Giubiliana boasts a rich history dating back as far as the 12th century. Discovered amid the Hyblean plateaus of southern Sicily, a short drive to the west of marvellous Modica, the old convent has also served as an Arab home, a defensive fortress and as host to the famed Knights of the Order of San Giovanni. Today the building presents itself as a beautiful and elegant 5-star hotel, home to 19 bedrooms and suites, all enjoying authentic and original features, as well as those all-important modern comforts.

Find out more about Eremo della Giubiliana.


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