Travelling to Italy?

Experience a true slice of Italian life with Monastery Stays
Accommodation in authentic Italian monastery & convent guest houses

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Monastery Stays make your Italian experience truly unique.

Book your accommodation from over 500 bed and breakfast guest houses with a difference – lovely, clean, ideally located and well priced monastery and convent guest houses throughout Italy.

So much more than a standard hotel, Monastery Stays opens the door to a true cultural experience and warm welcoming guest houses that provide you with a sense of peace, warmth and security.

Rome, Florence, Venice are covered as are the magical hilltop towns of Tuscany and Umbria, the Cinque Terre and Amalfi coasts, with options throughout the country you can tour Italy with Monastery Stays.

With a calendar of festivals and major international events that are interwoven with thousands of years of history, art, food and culture, Italy is a year round destination that will have you wishing you could spend longer and return again and again…

So whether you are a single traveller, a family, or group on tour, check out and experience a true slice of Italian life.

Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra
Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra
Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra
Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra

Images courtesy of Fondazione pro Musica e Arte Sacra
International Festival
of Sacred Music and Art
Rome & Vatican City, 16 – 21 November

Explore the Eternal City by day and then take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Rome’s Patriarchal Basilicas surrounded by outstanding artists, including the Festival’s Orchestra-in-Residence, the Vienna Philharmonic.

A very special experience which we have attended and can highly recommend.

Book for next month or plan ahead for 2017!
Click here to read our feature article about the Festival and more on the very special programme.

Groups, groups, groups….

Culture, Art, Music, History, Architecture, Language, Food, Pilgrimage……
Italy is a true destination for the mind and heart.

If you have a Group Tour to Italy – 10 people or 100, we work with you to book Monastery Stays guest houses that will be a true experience and ideally suited to your group requirements.

Bed & breakfast lodging at authentic monastery and convent guest houses, ranging from enviable city locations including Rome, Florence & Venice to regional hilltop towns and coastal retreats, group accommodation options abound throughout Italy.

This accommodation option is ideally suited to study and tour groups large and small:

  • Value for money group accommodation – single through to quintuple+ sized rooms.
  • Group pricing, per person that meets group travel budgets.
  • Meeting rooms, common areas and garden spaces providing a practical but relaxing environment – most often included in the group accommodation price.
  • Many guest houses have well priced, home cooked group dining options.
  • Dedicated, experienced and professional customer service of Monastery Stays Group Booking team to manage your accommodation reservation securely and carefully from enquiry to stay.

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Behind the scenes at the Vatican
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.

We came across this fascinating photo essay recently in The Guardian and decided to share it with you.

Click below for The Guardian’s feature – Pope Francis: behind the scenes in Vatican City – photo essay

Then head to, book your accommodation and explore the Vatican yourself!

Behind the scenes at the Vatican

Photograph credit: Christian SinibaldiView the article here at The Guardian