Category: Travel Ideas

Verona

Arena di Verona

Experience the beautiful city of Romeo e Giulietta Verona Accommodation – experience authentic Verona with Monastery Stays Istituto Don Bosco (VEV152)Verona, Veneto From €30pp/n Easily accessed by train from anywhere in Italy, Verona sits in a picturesque location on the Adige River, in northern Italy between Milan and Venice. With the Alps serving as a… Read more »

Pistoia – The Capital of Culture

The perfect 2 day itinerary Pistoia Accommodation – experience authentic Pistoia with Monastery Stays Casa Maria Madre Della Chiesa Del Centro Comunitario (TOP102)Casalguidi-Cantagrillo Pistoia, Tuscany From €37.50pp/n If you love all things Tuscan, then you may well know Pistoia, but for those that come across this little town for the first time, it is 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 »

Vicenza

Vicenza Piazza dei Signori

The perfect alternative to Venice Vicenza Accommodation – experience authentic Vicenza with Monastery Stays Albergo San Raffaele (VEV138)Vicenza, Veneto From €27pp/n Many of you may have heard of Vicenza, or been lucky enough to visit this gem in the Veneto region of Italy, for those that have not and are currently reaching for a map…… Read more »

Music Festivals in Italy

Music Festival in Italy

The International Festival of Sacred Music – a unique classical music festival, held in Rome annually, is one of the best kept secrets in the world of Classical Music. My Personal Experience In 2011 I attended the 10th Festival of Sacred Music in Rome. Having attended many music Festivals I can report that this is… Read more »

Christmas in Rome

Colosseum at Christmas in Rome

Christmas in Rome – Buon Natale! Experience the wonder of the Eternal City during the holiday period Rome is famous for being one of the most lively and exciting in places in Europe, and Christmas time is no exception as the city celebrates the holidays in spectacular fashion. Buildings, houses and attractions are all adorned… Read more »

A great time to visit Italy!

Monastery Stays - Italy Accommodation

Sunny days over terracotta roof tops in Italy … Autumn or the Fall is one of the best times of the year to visit Italy, indeed right up to the Christmas season. The summer heat has become more comfortable, at the famous sights the queues are shorter, the restaurants are less crowded and the ambience… Read more »