Last year, we showed you a series of museums, galleries and attractions across Italy that offered virtual tours. This allowed you to see these monuments from the comfort of your home plus serve as inspiration for your future getaway. Continue reading Italy from home!
From the team at Monastery Stays, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable Easter for 2021. We are looking forward to a time when global travel is once again possible – we are hopeful that we will see this in the not too distant future! Continue reading Buona Pasqua – Happy Easter!
With thousands of years of history, Florence has many secrets. Behind the Renaissance art and architectural masterpieces which fill the city, there are hundreds of stories to be told. Perhaps one of the most relevant for today are the hundreds of wine windows, or buchette del vino, that abound in Florence. Continue reading Learn about the wine windows of Florence!
Italy is perfectly set up for travellers to visit different towns in a day. While basing yourself in a larger city, take advantage of Italy’s exceptional train network and compact size to explore a nearby area, without the need to pack your bags! Continue reading 5 top day trip destinations in Italy – Part 3
Italy is a country full of possibilities. With so much to see and do, sometimes it’s a good idea to base yourself in a major city and explore nearby towns for the day. That way, you get the most out of your time! Continue reading 5 top day trip destinations in Italy – Part 2
A day trip is a great way to break up your time in a city. It can be so rewarding to get away from the hustle and bustle of Rome to a small town with a slower pace. Simply jump on a train and head to a new experience for the day. Continue reading 5 top day trip destinations in Italy
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? Continue reading The path less travelled
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. Continue reading Big cities, smaller crowds
As Italy reopens, attractions across the country are starting to open their doors to the public for the first time in a few months. However, as these famous landmarks prepare to welcome you back, they have a responsibility to keep everyone safe. Continue reading Italy reopens! How the country plans to keep you safe
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 … Continue reading Venice from home – Ca’ Rezzonico