Category: Travel Ideas

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 »

My nights with the nuns

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

A bed near the big city sights for £59? Our writer’s prayers were answered on an Italian convent stay in Venice and Rome All over Italy, religious houses are opening their doors to visitors. Their offer is unique: the chance to sample a gentler pace of life, often staying in glorious, ancient buildings with a… Read more »

Venice – The Deciphered Code

Venice Street Signs

Tips on finding your way around Venice! Monastery accommodation in Venice Bed and breakfast from €38pp/n Venice is a unique town for so many reasons. The winding canals and laneways that weave their way through this wondrous location can seem like a maze… How do you find your ‘sestiere’ … via a ‘canal’ or a… Read more »

Assisi – the hilltop heart of Italy

St Francis Basilica - Monastery Stays

Experience St. Francis’ famous hilltop town – rich in history, architecture, beautiful Umbrian food and stunning panoramas Monastery accommodation in Assisi Bed and breakfast from €30pp/n Sitting in the geographical center of Italy, Assisi is perched on the edge of the central Apennine Mountains, in the region of Umbria. Traditionally seen as a place of… Read more »

Cruising around Italy?

Cruising and Monastery Stays

Experience monastery accommodation when cruising around Italy Guest houses near cruise ports Twin share from €30pp/n Arriving into Italy on a cruise ship is a special experience. Slowly rolling into the Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius as your backdrop. Maneuvering into the cruise port on the western edge of Venice. Taking in the pristine… Read more »

Enjoying the Lago di Garda

The Garda Family House (VEC113)

A lake-side idyll Getaway to Castelletto di Brenzone, Lake Garda Lake Garda Accommodation Experience authentic Castelletto di Brenzone, Lake Gardawith Monastery Stays The Garda Family House (VEC113)Brenzone, Lake Garda, Veneto From €41.00pp/n As a lover of Italy, you will know that Il Bel Paese has something to offer all types of travellers. Castelletto di Brenzone… Read more »

Breakfast – ‘prima colazione’

Breakfast at Monastery Stays

Start your day with a traditional Italian breakfast Monastery Stays with an Italian Breakfast Bed & breakfast accommodation from €30pp/n Where are the eggs? Breakfast in Italy is a unique and delicious experience. You won’t find bacon and eggs – the ‘Full English’ or ‘American Breakfast’ is nowhere to be seen in the dining rooms… Read more »

Verona

Arena di Verona

Experience the beautiful city of Romeo e Giulietta Verona Accommodation – experience authentic Verona with Monastery Stays Istituto Don Bosco (VEV152)Verona, Veneto From €30pp/n Easily accessed by train from anywhere in Italy, Verona sits in a picturesque location on the Adige River, in northern Italy between Milan and Venice. With the Alps serving as a… Read more »

Pistoia – The Capital of Culture

The perfect 2 day itinerary Pistoia Accommodation – experience authentic Pistoia with Monastery Stays Casa Maria Madre Della Chiesa Del Centro Comunitario (TOP102)Casalguidi-Cantagrillo Pistoia, Tuscany From €37.50pp/n If you love all things Tuscan, then you may well know Pistoia, but for those that come across this little town for the first time, it is a… Read more »