Category: Media

My nights with the nuns

A nun looks both ways in front of St Peter’s Basilica, in Rome

A bed near the big city sights for £59? Our writer’s prayers were answered on an Italian convent stay in Venice and Rome All over Italy, religious houses are opening their doors to visitors. Their offer is unique: the chance to sample a gentler pace of life, often staying in glorious, ancient buildings with a… Read more »

A heavenly way to see Italy’s cities

Monasteries and convents opening their doors to tourists Staying in a monastery or convent guest house in Italy – Monastery Stays – is a unique opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of mainstream hotels and experience Italy’s cities immersed in a hospitality tradition that has been around for 1500+ years. The Times recently took… Read more »

Cut Your Italian Holiday Costs

Cut your Italian holiday Costs - Monastery Stays on Great Destinations Radio Show

Stay With Monks And Nuns! Listen to our discussion on all things Monastery Stays How can this authentic accommodation experience can help cut your Italian holiday costs? Where are they located? What are they like? Shakespeare wrote the words “get thee to a nunnery”. That’s good advice if you want to half your Italian hotel… Read more »

Vatican City​ – a photo essay

Vatican City​ – a photo essay. Photograph credit: Christian Sinibaldi

Behind the scenes in Vatican City A truly amazing set of images! Not much more can be said of this stunning photo essay, that takes you behind the scenes with rarely seen images of Vatican City, it’s inner workings and ceremony. Click below to check out The Guardian’s feature – ‘Pope Francis: b​ehind the scenes​… Read more »