Category: Travel Ideas

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.

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 »

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 »

Venice from home – Doge’s Palace

Doge's Palace

Roam the magnificent Doge’s Palace without leaving your home! One of the highlights of Venice, the Doge’s Palace is steeped in history, full of breathtaking art and architecture. Now through Google Arts and Culture, you can take a virtual tour of this historic attraction! Starting in the Chamber of the Great Council (the ‘Sala del… Read more »

Florence from home – The Duomo

Florence Duomo

View the breathtaking dome of Florence’s famous duomo without leaving your seat! UPDATE: As Italy slowly begins to reopen, public access into the duomo has resumed. As such, the virtual tour is no longer available online. Instead, enjoy a virtual tour of the whole city of Florence with Google Arts and Culture! Click our updated… Read more »