Posts Tagged: Italy

Venice from home – Doge’s Palace

Doge's Palace

Roam the magnificent Doge’s Palace without leaving your home! One of the highlights of Venice, the Doge’s Palace is steeped in history, full of breathtaking art and architecture. Now through Google Arts and Culture, you can take a virtual tour of this historic attraction! Starting in the Chamber of the Great Council (the ‘Sala del… Read more »

Florence from home – The Duomo

Florence Duomo

View the breathtaking dome of Florence’s famous duomo without leaving your seat! UPDATE: As Italy slowly begins to reopen, public access into the duomo has resumed. As such, the virtual tour is no longer available online. Instead, enjoy a virtual tour of the whole city of Florence with Google Arts and Culture! Click our updated… Read more »

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!

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 »

Italy with Monastery Stays

Monastery Stays - Italy Accommodation

Experience a true slice of Italian life with accommodation in authentic Italian monastery & convent guest houses Spring is in the air… sunny summer days are not far away… landscapes of terracotta rooftops, captivating countryside and Mediterranean vistas await! Discover Italy and experience a true slice of Italian life with Monastery Stays. Bed and breakfast… 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 »