Category: Travel Ideas

Rome from home – Vatican Museums

Sistine Chapel

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 »

Visit the medieval wonderland of Siena

Siena, Tuscany

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.

Buon Natale from Monastery Stays!

Vatican, Monastery Stays

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 & Milan – cultural giants of the north

Monastery Stays

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!

Travel safe with Monastery Stays!

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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.

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 »