The Monastery Stays Blog

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Here you will find a collection of posts about all things Monastery Stays. We have years of knowledge around staying in monastery accommodation across Italy, Austria and Slovenia and look forward to sharing our insights and experiences with you.

Whether you are looking for guest house recommendations, tips on what to do in a city or to find ideas for your next getaway, the Monastery Stays Blog has you covered.

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Recent Posts

Guest houses are open and waiting for your return!

Grand Canal, Venice

Keeping you safe on your next trip to Italy With Italy beginning to reopen to guests, the hundreds of monasteries we work with are also starting to accept bookings once more. After a long few months, these venues are opening their doors, eagerly awaiting tourists and pilgrims to fill their rooms and experience their magnificent… Read more »

Italy reopens! How the country plans to keep you safe

Palazzo Pitti

As Italy reopens, attractions across the country are starting to open their doors to the public for the first time in a few months. However, as these famous landmarks prepare to welcome you back, they have a responsibility to keep everyone safe.

Venice from home – Ca’ Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico

Tour an underrated palace in stunning Venice When visiting Venice, most tourists flock to St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace or the island of Murano, there are however many other attractions in Venice waiting to be discovered. While plenty of visitors do step foot inside this exceptional palace, Ca’ Rezzonico still seems to be underrated…. Read more »

Rome from home – The Colosseum


One of the most recognisable structures in the world, the Colosseum has stood in Rome for nearly two thousand years. Over time, gladiators have been replaced with tourists, making it one of the most popular destinations in Rome.

Assisi from home – Basilica of St Francis

St. Francis Basilica

Take a look inside the world famous Basilica of St Francis! For the millions of people who flock to Assisi every year, a visit to the Basilica of St Francis is the number one attraction. Tourists and pilgrims alike stand in awe at the incredible artwork and solemn atmosphere of this holy site. While you… Read more »