Siena is universally known for its history, art, gorgeous landscape and proud culture and heritage. The historic centre of Siena was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, cementing its position as a must-see destination for tourists travelling to Italy.
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Merry Christmas & happy holidays to all our friends! From everyone at Monastery Stays, we wish you all a safe, peaceful Christmas and joyous holiday season. Thank you for travelling with Monastery Stays & we look forward to assisting you with your travel experiences in 2020! Take a moment this holiday period to discover &… Read more »
Turin and Milan go hand-in-hand – two of the largest cities in Italy sitting so close to each other, both with long pasts that have shaped the history of Europe. Situated only one hour apart by direct train, why visit just one when you can easily split your time across both of these gems!
Staying in a monastery is a unique cultural experience. A tried and tested form of accommodation for years, opting for a convent over a traditional hotel has many benefits.
Travelling overseas can be a daunting experience. Whether it’s your first trip or your tenth, travelling solo or with a group, there are so many things to think about and plan to ensure you get the best out of your time away.
Live as a Venetian in fascinating Cannaregio Venice is one of the most famous and beautiful cities in Italy. A place where gondolas replace cars and canals replace streets. This enchanting island is a top choice for tourists around the world. While it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy, there are… Read more »
So much to see and do in the Sicilian capital! On our Sicilian roadtrip, we have so far visited the east coast of the island, focusing on the history of Taormina and the lively atmosphere of Syracuse. We now find ourselves in Sicilian capital of Palermo, where our trip comes to an end. It’s time… Read more »
Spend some time in Syracuse, soaking up history and atmosphere As we covered in part 1 of our Sicily road trip, Taormina is a town full of history with a wonderful monastery accommodation option. From here, we travel south to the stunning coastal city of Syracuse. The fourth largest city on the island, Syracuse has… Read more »
Experience the wonder of Sicily with a Monastery Stay in Taormina! The Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily, is a sun drenched region with countless things to see and do. While many visitors to the island flock to Palermo (the capital of Sicily), Cefalu and the Greek ruins of Agrigento, the east coast has plenty to offer,… Read more »
Bella l’estate in Italia! Experience Italy at its best – when the weather is warm! When the weather warms up, Italy comes alive. Tourists from all over the world flock to see numerous attractions in all corners of the country, with the beautiful summer weather making these experiences all the more memorable. Temperatures in Italy… Read more »