The Monastery Stays Blog

Welcome to the Monastery Stays Blog!

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

The path less travelled

San Gimignano, Monastery Stays

As countries begin to open their borders across Europe, travellers have the opportunity to experience Italy again. While you might be eager to experience all the sights of Rome, Florence or Venice, why not consider a stay in one the many ‘out of the way’ locations Italy has to offer?

Big cities, smaller crowds

Florence skyline

There’s no hiding from it – tourist numbers to Italy are undoubtedly down in 2020, for obvious reasons. But as the country recovers from a turbulent few months, attractions are open and the country is showing signs of life.

Keeping safe on your next trip abroad

St. Peter's Basilica

Undoubtedly, the world is a different place to what it was last year. But as countries slowly come out of lockdown and something close to ‘normal’ life resumes, international travel is once again a possibility.

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.