Posts Tagged: travel

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.

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 »

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 »

Travelling to Italy?

Experience a true slice of Italian life with Monastery StaysAccommodation in authentic Italian monastery & convent guest houses In the News! Don’t just take our word for it Check out this recent travel media featuring Monastery Stays A heavenly way to see Italy’s cities Monasteries and convents opening their doors to tourists. The Times, UK… Read more »

Vatican City​ – a photo essay

Vatican City​ – a photo essay. Photograph credit: Christian Sinibaldi

Behind the scenes in Vatican City A truly amazing set of images! Not much more can be said of this stunning photo essay, that takes you behind the scenes with rarely seen images of Vatican City, it’s inner workings and ceremony. Click below to check out The Guardian’s feature – ‘Pope Francis: b​ehind the scenes​… Read more »

Vicenza

Vicenza Piazza dei Signori

The perfect alternative to Venice Vicenza Accommodation – experience authentic Vicenza with Monastery Stays Albergo San Raffaele (VEV138)Vicenza, Veneto From €27pp/n Many of you may have heard of Vicenza, or been lucky enough to visit this gem in the Veneto region of Italy, for those that have not and are currently reaching for a map…… Read more »

Music Festivals in Italy

Music Festival in Italy

The International Festival of Sacred Music – a unique classical music festival, held in Rome annually, is one of the best kept secrets in the world of Classical Music. My Personal Experience In 2011 I attended the 10th Festival of Sacred Music in Rome. Having attended many music Festivals I can report that this is… Read more »