A 5-star hotel in the secluded Siracusa outback, I Monasteri Golf Resort is housed in a villa that was once a Benedictine monastery, then the home of noble families, including the Catalans and the barons of Melilli. Subsequently converted into an accommodati on facility, it is today a refined refuge on the outskirts of Syracuse, a city with a thousand-year history, surrounded by green citrus groves, palm trees, carobs and olive trees, with a 18 hole par 71 golf course, large purity SPA, indoor and outdoor pools, 102 rooms equipped with every comfort overlooking the Sicilian countryside.
Rooms. The 102 rooms and suites of the resort are a romantic retreat immersed in the silence of the wonder of this Sicilian oasis, not far from the sea. Divided between deluxe borgo, deluxe villa, superior, junior suite e suite, they are spaces where comfort and beauty are guaranteed: the rooms are all on the ground fl oor and overlook the lush garden or the golf course and are distributed in the three different buildings of the structure. From the rooms you can enjoy a splendid view of the greenery, among citrus trees, palms, carob trees, ancient pines, laurel, myrtle and olive trees. All with private entrance, they are spacious, comfortable, bright, with king size beds and refi ned furnishings.
Restaurant. The new kitchen of I Monasteri Golf Resort takes its inspiration from the rich Sicilian tradition. Far from uniform dishes, the culinary proposal bears the signature of the Michelin-starred Chef Andrea Ribaldone,who has studied menus aimed at enhancing the gastronomic riches of the territory, in full respect of the “Fresh, Italian and Simple” philosophy. Seasonal ingredients, chosen by local producers, off er dishes capable of enhancing aromas and fl avors, without resorti ng to excessive processing and are all based on raw materials of the island. Comprised by fresh fi sh from the coast and traditi onal Sicilian recipes, for dishes that match the many island wines kept in the wellstocked cellar.
Golf. An extensive renovation project involved the 18-hole par 71 golf course, whose course stretches across the Mediterranean landscape, in a plantation of 86 hectares of orange and lemon trees. A paradise for playing this sport and for relaxing the mind, getting lost in the expanses of the greenery. The course covers an area of 6520 meters and was designed by the architects David Mezzacane, president of the Italian Associati on of Golf Course Architects, and Vincenzo Mazzacane. The 6 par 4 holes have been created inside a prickly pear plantation. The natural local iblee limestone hills whiten the path in the holes two, three and four.
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