Convents and monasteries in Rome are blessed and restful alternatives to Rome’s hotels and B&Bs. These religious accommodations usually located in Rome’s historic center offer tight security, spic-and-span bathrooms, often some of the cheapest room rates in Rome plus a sense of spirituality and peace that more than reward for any inconvenience, making convents and monasteries in Rome an attractive budget alternative for lodging in the heart of Italy. Staying in a convent or a monastery offers Rome visitors the opportunity to experience an unusual Rome and make a Rome trip a memorable journey. Convents accept women, men and families with children, but make sure to check in advance if the convent enforces any night curfew.
Out of the 200 or so lodging and accommodations run by religious orders, monks and nuns in Rome this is ItalyTravelista list for a holy Roman holiday.
Casa Bonus Pastor | Vatican Area | No Curfew |
The Casa Bonus Pastor it’s owned by the Vatican but is in all respects a 3 star superior hotel located a short walk from St. Peter’s square. 88 well appointed rooms with only single beds available, a very nice garden and good Italian restaurant make this place an excellent choice to explore Rome and the Vatican without breaking the bank.
Casa di San Giuseppe | Trastevere Area | No Curfew |
The charming Casa San Giuseppe is located in the popular and very central Trastevere quarter, in the heart of historic Rome. It used to be a convent and after lengthy and careful renovations now offers very nice rooms, a spacious parking and free wi-fi at very reasonable rates.
Casa di Santa Francesca Romana | Trastevere Area | No Curfew |
The 600-year-old Casa di Santa Francesca Romana near the Ponte Rotto in Trastevere offers 37 clean and nice rooms in a quiet and stress free environment overlooking medieval buildings and the luscious garden where to enjoy breakfast in the warmer months.
Casa di Santa Brigida | Campo dè Fiori | No Curfew |
The fabulous Farnese Square hosts one of the most beautiful and expensive religious lodge available in Rome. The House of Saint Bridget, a splendid XV century building, houses people of all nationalities and creed but due to its antique furnitures, its lovely terrace and its rich library the 20 room convent could be mistaken for an up-market boutique hotel rather than a religious lodge. Be aware that Santa Brigida is not equipped for disabled guests.
Casa Suore Preziossimo Sangue | Vatican Area | Nightly Curfew |
The nuns of the Preziossimo sangue have recently renovated their convent offering 20 spotless rooms designed in a modern minimal chic style. Very clean rooms equipped with Internet connection, TV and A/C provide very good comfort a short distance from the Vatican. Guests can join the morning mass in the convent chapel but must be home by 11 PM in winter and by midnight in summer.
More Convents and Monasteries in Rome opening their doors to paying guests:
Monastero di Sant’ Antonio Abate | Aventine Hill | Nightly Curfew |
Via S.Sabina, 64
Tel. (011 39) 065745528
Rates: Double E.64
Suore Mantellate Serve di Maria | Navona Square Area | Nightly Curfew |
Via S. Giuseppe Calasanzio, 1
Tel. (011 39) 0668803344
Rates: Double E.81
Casa di Accoglienza Santo Spirito | Vatican Area | Nightly Curfew |
Borgo S. Spirito, 41
Tel. (011 39) 066861076
Rates: Double E.81/Single E.35
Casa di Accoglienza Paolo VI | Vatican Area | Nightly Curfew |
Viale Vaticano, 92
Tel. (011 39) 0639091411
Rates: Double E.60/Single E.35
Villa Lante Istituto del Sacro Cuore | Trastevere Area | Nightly Curfew
Via San Francesco di Sales, 18
Tel. (011 39) 0668806032
Rates: Double E.80/Single E.50
To learn more about religious accommodations in Rome visit http://www.santasusanna.org/comingToRome/convents.html for advice and suggestions. To learn more about Rome visit Rome’s Tourism website.
To learn more about Rome hotels and B&Bs read Lee Marshall’s recommended hotels in Rome!
Ciao from Rome:-)
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