Category: Travel Ideas

Sicily Roadtrip – Perfect Palermo

Palermo - Sicily - Monastery Stays

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 »

Sicily Roadtrip – Superb Syracuse

Syracuse - Sicily - Monastery Stays

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 »

Sicily Roadtrip – Terrific Taormina

Taormina - Sicily - Monastery Stays

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 »

Italy in Summer

Vernazza - Cinque Terre - Monastery Stays

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 »

Where to Stay in Rome near the Vatican?

A nun looks both ways in front of St Peter’s Basilica, in Rome

Exploring the Vatican area – the City within the Eternal City Rome, with all its size, history and grandeur, is an awe-inspiring city. However, as we have covered in a previous post, the main attractions can be found in an area small enough that getting around to all of them is easy! So why not… Read more »

Rudy Maxa’s World Travel Review

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RMWorldTravel – America’s #1 Travel Radio Show reviews Monastery Stays Rudy Maxa’s World Travel discusses all things Monastery Stays Travel writer, broadcaster and global explorer Cash Peters shares his thoughts on staying at a monastery in Rome. What is the experience like? Open to all, bed & breakfast – secure, affordable and ideally located! Get… Read more »

Rick Steves: Europe’s convents offer tranquility & treats

Amid the tangle of downtown Rome, convents can provide a restful oasis for weary travelers.

To find convent accommodations, try an aggregator such as Monastery Stays Rick Steves Check out this great article from trusted travel author Rick Steves, highlighting the unique & special cultural experience of Monastery Stays! Amid the tangle of downtown Rome, convents can provide a restful oasis for weary travelers.  Photograph credit: Rick Steves …Around Europe, particularly… Read more »

Where to Stay in Rome near the Colosseum?

Colosseum, Rome

Exploring the Colosseum area of the Eternal City The Italian capital has a population of over two and a half million people, making it one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe. While Rome is a sprawling city, the area stretching from Vatican City, south-west to the Colosseum is where you will find many of… Read more »

Linger Longer in Florence

Florence Landscape

What to do when taking your time in Florence Monastery accommodation in Florence Bed and breakfast from €28pp/n While most people on holiday to Europe tend to spend a few days in each city they visit for the most varied experience, spending longer in one location can be an excellent experience. A town such as… Read more »

Florence Fast Tracked

Florence Ponte Vecchio

How to spend a few short days in Florence Monastery accommodation in Florence Bed and breakfast from €32pp/n One of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy, Florence boasts an impressive number of sights to visit. The city has a compact historic centre, which makes getting around on foot easy. Wander the cobblestone streets and… Read more »