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Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"Some Italian convents and monasteries let out rooms as a modest revenue-making exercise and happily take in tourists... prices tend to be quite reasonable. a well-organised online booking centre for monastery and convent stays."
The Lonely Planet Italy
10th Edition 2012
Page 907
National Geographic Rome
"To get a taste of this tradition and see the Eternal City froma different vantage point, stay in a convent or a guest house run by a religious order... Accommodations range from simple to quite luxurious.. you will find comfortable beds, newly renovated private bathrooms, and, in many cases, a hearty breakfast. The following website will be of help
National Geographic, Rome
4th Edition
Page 84
National Geographic Rome
Blue Guide Italy The Blue Guide, Italy
"Monasteries and convents in Rome are an excellent option for good-value accommodation in the city, particularly as some of the buildings are located in central positions that rival many hotels. Each property is individually run, and all offer clean, basic accommodation, many with private bathrooms. Monastery Stays offer an online booking service."
The Blue Guide, Italy
2010 Edition
Page 178
Rick Steves Guide
Rick Steves' Europe
Monastery Stays: Booking service for monasteries and convents in Italy
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Italian Accommodation made easy!
Getaway - the award winning travel show takes you to Italy to experience this authentic slice of culture and history.

Shown on the Discovery Channel, local networks and inflight entertainment through out the Asia Pacific region - we are sure you will enjoy this article.

100's of monastery & convent guest house lodgings throughout Italy are now easily booked with dedicated specialist service at

Imagine your next trip to Italy, don't stay in a 'plain' hotel, convent and monastery accommodation gives you a true experience of Italian life...

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The New York Times
Frugal Traveler: The Grand Tour
Fantastic budget travel feature. New York Times Frugal Traveller stays at a convent and explores Rome.
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No Frontiers
RTE Ireland Travel Show
The popular Irish Travel show explores Rome on a budget & features one of our guest houses.
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Audio Slide Show
Room for a soul
Away from the hustle & bustle of big cities, you can experience a true slice of Italian life.
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Deciphering the Code
How to find your way around Venice
Canals, Rio, Fondamenta and all those bridges... a few tips to finding your way in magical Venice
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Monasteries & Convents in Italy
What is it like staying in one?
Open to all, experience a true slice of Italian life.
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Monasteries & Convents in Italy
Great for Women Travellers (& men!)
A warm, safe, friendly welcome. Plenty of single rooms make Monastery Stays a great option for solo journeys.
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A Seasonal Perspective
Visit Italy in Winter - it's magical
No queues, time to immerse yourself in the wonders of Bella Italia
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The Monastery Stays Story
Convent & Monastery Accommodation made easy
An Old story told a New, what brought Monastery Stays to the web
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Cruise into Italy
The ideal complement to your Mediterranean cruise
With ports around the coast, a Monastery Stay is a great way to start and finish your cruise.
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News Media
Weekend Australian
Heavenly Beds - A monastery stay in Italy can be surprisingly comfortable and affordable
The location is central, the desk and dining staff are friendly, the ensuite room is clean and the price is right. Those are the constants of our monastery stays... We choose to book via Monastery Stays, which takes the hassle out of the process... a user friendly website... simplified the booking and payment process. Part of the service is a detailed set of instructions to reach each location, which is particularly worthwhile...
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Los Angeles Times
Booking rooms in an Italian monastery or convent helps you find your inner monk, whether you are planning a pilgrimage or simply taking a vacation to Italy... What's hot: There are hundreds of Italian monastery and convent accommodations to choose from... Art and history aficionados will feel as though they"ve gone to heaven, and solo travelers will appreciate the single versus double pricing.
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Family holidays for less
Get them to a nunnery

Cities are eye-wateringly expensive for families, and Italian cities are even more so than most. The smart answer is to check into a convent or monastery... Monks and nuns across Italy welcome families...Another plus is that they tend to be located in some of the most beautiful sites in town.
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CNN Travel
Italy: 6 ways to spend the night
The Monastery: Observe the rules & earn bragging rights ... guests of all faiths (or none) are welcome... To avoid language barriers or wire transfers, use the booking site
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Sydney Morning Herald
Convents a good option for budget traveller
Motherly innkeepers, spick-and-span bathrooms, some of the cheapest room rates in town plus... guests at convents get a good deal in Rome, where modest hotels can charge upward of $190 a night for a double... telephone arrangements can be difficult due to language differences and time zones... Monastery Stays... lists monasteries and convents around Italy.
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Toronto Examiner
Monastery and convent hotels offer romantic locations at low prices in Italy
For a true taste of Italian life at a bargain price, why not consider a genuine monastery or convent for accommodation on your next visit to Italy? Monastery Stays is a unique booking service that allows you to choose among hundreds of rooms operated by monks & nuns. Low rates and great locations make staying in a monastery a very appealing option.
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The Times, Travel
Hear the Pope's new album in Tuscany
Monasteries and convents line the route of the Via Francigena... and can be booked through Monastery Stays. A picturesque route through San Miniato and San Gimignano, with a unique experience.
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Italy Monasteries Website Makes Booking Easy
...budget beds can be found in many of the monasteries and convents in Italy which have opened their doors to modern-day travelers... Monastery Stays serves as the middle-man between you, the traveler, and the monasteries and convents in Italy - they'll take care of answering your questions so you don't have to worry about contacting the monastery or convent yourself (or worry about speaking any Italian!)
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Wandering Educators
Monastery Stays: A Unique Accommodation Choice in Italy
While traveling, we try to get off the beaten path... Imagine my surprise when I found out about Monastery Stays, which is an accommodations booking service... for lodging in authentic Italian monasteries and convent guest houses... When you see these gorgeous, historic monasteries, you will just be so excited that you will actually get to STAY THERE!
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If You're Tired of Noisy Rooms, Why Not Stay in a Monastery?
...there are plenty of great reasons to stay in a monastery... some are obvious, some less so: they are cheaper than hotels; you'll get a welcome break for the hustle of the road; they're peaceful - and you'll leave more serene; you'll be part of a community, if you want to be; and your surroundings will probably be cleaner than you're used to.
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Monastery Stays in Italy
There is now an easy-to-use booking system for monasteries, convents, and other places run by religious orders in Italy. Go to Monastery Stays and see what they have to offer. It makes booking easy, as they do all the work for you.
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Accommodation in Italy: monastery stays
Monastery Stays ... brings together a lot of convents in Italy, with the selection based on whether the facilities including private bathrooms, evening opening hours and additional services such as parking, heating etc... Prices are quite reasonable
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On Air
Stephanie Abrams
"Stephanie Abrams, nationally syndicated radio travel talk show host .... is recognized as an expert in the travel industry and has been named to "Travel Agent Magazine's" list of the "100 Most Powerful Women in Travel."
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Travelling Feet
August 02, 2008
"How to visit Italy spending less on accommodations that are historically priceless!..."
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Travel with Stephanie Abrams
August 10, 2008
"How to enrich and enhance your visit to Italy with stays in monasteries that are unique and range from inexpensive to luxurious!..."
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