Posts Tagged: Italy

The path less travelled

San Gimignano, Monastery Stays

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?

Big cities, smaller crowds

Florence skyline

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.

Guest houses are open and waiting for your return!

Grand Canal, Venice

Keeping you safe on your next trip to Italy With Italy beginning to reopen to guests, the hundreds of monasteries we work with are also starting to accept bookings once more. After a long few months, these venues are opening their doors, eagerly awaiting tourists and pilgrims to fill their rooms and experience their magnificent… Read more »

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 »