Sanctus Franciscus Niolensis monastery: "Why not sleep in a monastery?" Top 5 Page for this destination Corsica Hotel Tip by kokoryko

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Need a spirirual retreat for a few days? A rest from the hustle and bustle of life in city? Just a shelter for the night? You can have all this here, at the St Franciscus convent. Not anymore run (but owned) by the Franciscan order, this monastery is now a ?Gite d?étape?, a hostel where hikers and trekkers (and other) can sleep and have a breakfast.
It is a hostel, do not expect some luxury (despite the price!), but you certainly will have quietude. There is a dormitory on the second floor and rooms on the first floor; I took a four beds room with a private bathroom for our small party, and we slept well. No internet, telephone, TV or whatsoever, just a place for sleeping, relax.
Be patient at the reception, you may have to wait for some time before the keeper comes and opens the door after ringing the bell (picture 1). Waiting for the keeper to come, you can have a look around, walk in the ?wild? garden (picture 2), or look at the church from different angles (picture 3).
Bunk beds in the room, but I can ensure you can sleep well and late, there, but may be it is also a generation matter (picture 4), and, for breakfast you may use your own stuff and help yourself in the kitchen for preparing coffee, and eat something in a big eating room (picture 5).
There are other accommodation possibilities in the area of Calaccucia, but most of them are open only during season, and I think it is a good choice to sleep in this monastery.

Address: 42° 20?00?N; 09° 00? 11?E
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: 1500 m East of Calacuccia, on the road from Calacuccia to Albertacce, right side coming from Calacuccia.
Phone: 04 95 48 00 11
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 27, 2011
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