Experience the wonder of the Vatican Museums from the comfort of your own home! Want to experience the wonder of the Sistine Chapel from your lounge room? Take a virtual tour of the Vatican Museums! The official website of the Vatican Museums allows you to explore different rooms, wings and chapels of this world famous… Read more »
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Matera looks like something out of a fairy tale. Its breathtaking appearance, with over 9000 years of human habitation hides an unreal past.
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.
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 »