Convent Living in Latium

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As you might imagine, this region abounds with holy houses. Many offer hospitality to guests, and this can be a low-cost, unique way to experience your stay. There are some rules to follow, however. Start the "booking" process well in advance. You can try writing, but telephoning is always more effective (and if you know a priest or bishop, don't hesitate to mention him). Be very clear about what kind of accommodation you will receive: some monasteries have private or even double cells, while others have only dormitory rooms. Ask whether you need to bring your own bedding and towels (Devo portare la biancheria?). Once you are there, remember that you are in a house of God. Assume nothing, as many places have very strict rules about speaking, fraternizing and attending Mass.

The best rule of thumb for a convent stay is to approach it as a spiritual experience. If you do, your expectations will not fail you.


Convents offering hospitality throughout Italy, including Rome, Florence and Venice, are listed in our newsletter.


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