Staying in an Italian monastery may sound divine, but how do you find one? Monasterystays.com helps you find your inner monk, whether you are planning a pilgrimage or simply taking a vacation.
What's hot: There are hundreds of Italian monastery and convent accommodations to choose from. Click on "accommodations" and start building a travel plan. Browse by region, popular destinations, such as Florence and Rome, or jump right to the featured monasteries. Art and history aficionados will feel as though they've gone to heaven, and solo travelers will appreciate the single versus double pricing. I found monasteries in Siena and Cinque Terre offering single rooms from $76 a night.
What's not: This isn't the Hotels.com of monasteries: Booking isn't instantaneous, and the site advises against trying to make last-minute plans. You submit your travel plan, and MonasteryStays.com contacts the places of choice to determine availability for your travel dates.