Religious Accommodations

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Religious guest houses can provide an excellent alternative to a hostel or other budget accommodation --particularly in Italy where they seem to abound.  Below you will find descriptions of different kinds religious accommodations followed by a list of them in Italy.  Go to DolceVita site for "A Day in a Monestary"

TYPES OF RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS

Convents and Monasteries offer a simple budget accommodation often in buildings with exceptional architecture and definitely with a spiritual atmosphere. Like many B & B's, a simple breakfast is included in the price and occasionally a wholesome mid-day meal might be available for an additional price. These accommodations often require behavior and/or dress appropriate for their religious setting. Some accept only men, others only women or married couples.

Pilgrims Houses are generally located near monasteries, sanctuaries and other holy places, and are managed by monks. These accommodations are similar to modest hotels. Breakfast is generally included.

Religious Inns are often managed by sisters and offers simple lodgings, without meals or breakfast.

Institutes and Foundations are for religious personel. If there are vacancies--especially in the cities and their peripheries--they might offer these to the general public as a Bed and Breakfast with half pension or full board.

Religious Hotels managed by monks are generally very comfortable and located near places of intense religious activity.

     List of Religious Guesthouses:

  Italy
For a complete listing of convents and other religious institutions that offer low-cost accomodations to visitors, write to:
Vicariato di Roma
Piazza S. Giovanni 6
00184 Rome, Italy
or Rome Tourist Board
Via Parigi, 11
00185 Rome, Italy

Remember in Rome information is passed by word of mouth. If none of the above convents have space for you, ASK if they know of others that might.

For Parish group bookings, contact

Peregrinatio Ad Petri Sedem
Piazza Pio XII, 4
00120 Vatican City State

(just off St. Peter's Square)


Tel: 06-6988-4896
Fax: 06-6988-5617

List of other Sisters of St. Bridget Convents in Europe

Italy

 
An Un-Conventional Night
DolceVita picks the ten best monastery guesthouses in Italy.

 

Accommodations in Italy
From your guide, general accommodations links for Italy, with a section on monasteries, convents, and other religious lodgings.

Staying in Convents & Monasteries
The complete version of this In Italy report on religious accommodations is  only available in print (for a fee); but see the exerpted sections on Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna, and Liguria.
Abruzzo
Emilia Romagna
Liguria
Italia Sixtina
This is a French booking service for monasteries and religious guesthouses.  Their services and fees could be valuable for those that are hard to find.
Sisters of St. Bridget

CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE ECUMENICO, DELLE SUORE DI SANTA BRIGIDA

Via del Monastero 12

I - 022030 FARFA SABINA (RI)

Tel.: 06-688-92-596, fax 0039-06-688-91-573

or e-mail hesselblad@tiscalinet.it

List of other Sisters of St. Bridget Convents in Europe
 Assissi and Farfa, Italy
Sisters of St. Bridget
The order of nuns that runs the guesthouse at Farfa also offers convent accommodations in central Rome, just outside Rome, and in Assisi. Book your stay using an online form.
Azienda Agrituristica S. Ilario sul Farfa
So sleeping in a spare monastic-style room isn't your style, but you'd love to explore Farfa. This nearby farmhouse inn, with swimming pool, may be just the ticket.
 Perugia, Italy
Religious Boarding Houses in Perugia
Site has a list of religious boarding houses in and around the city, with contact information.
 Rome, Italy

Convents in Rome
This is a listing of a handful of convents and monasteries that accept overnight guests, from In Italy web site. It includes prices and telephone numbers.
 

 

In Rome, Get Thee to a Nunnery
An excellent guide to some of the convents and religious guesthouses in Rome which accept paying guests at budget prices--from the Church of Santa Susanna.
 
COMING SOON:   A List of Convents and Places to Stay in Assisi and San Giovanni Rotundo
Sisters of St. Bridget
The order of nuns that runs the guesthouse at Farfa also offers convent accommodations in central Rome, just outside Rome, and in Assisi. Book your stay using an online form.
   
 Spain
Paradores of Spain   Palaces, castles, monasteries, and others

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