Various convents/Monestaries: "Lodging in Romes Convents and Monestaries" Rome Hotel Tip by rubbersoul75
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Many of the monasteries and convents in Rome are at much lower capacity than they used to be; many now open their rooms & kitchen to all visitors. 3 trips to the eternal city, each time staying in an Convent. Always a pleasant and affordable experience.
They are on all areas of the city (we've stayed near the Colloseum, Trastevere, and one right across from the Vatican Museum entrance- see seperate tip). Rules vary, but many have curfews (around 11 p.m.) because they close the doors at night and of course you need to respect the fact that it is a religious institution.
If that works with you, Here’s how to investigate further:
First check with this web site: The American Catholic Church in Rome
This is a great start, but by no means covers them all. For more listings, try these 2 books (though the editions are a few years old)
- Bed and Blessings Italy: A Guide to Convents and Monasteries Available for Overnight Lodging
- The Guide to Lodging in Italy's Monasteries, Second Edition (Paperback)
The 1st book has a better layout, the 2nd is more thorough. There's also a guide in the book translating how to make a reservation in Italian that you can call or fax in.
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
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