If you are looking for a way to spend your time in Rome that is a little different, you may wish to consider convent stays in Rome. Many convents in Rome are now open to accepting paying guests and while some require travelers who stay there to be Catholic, the majority will now accept people of any religion. The option of staying in a convent instead of a hotel or a holiday apartment in Rome is now open to men, women, and children, making it an ideal option for families as well as couples.
While staying in a convent in Rome, it is likely that you will have to adhere to curfews. Most convents impose a nightly curfew of around 11 pm, which will give you adequate time to enjoy everything the city has to offer before you return back to your accommodation to sleep. While staying in a convent in Rome you will find that your Rome accommodation is peaceful, as well as comfortable. The rooms you stay in will be relatively basic, but they will have everything you need to have a comfortable vacation. In addition to providing washing facilities, beds, and linen, many convents also provide small desks.
Many of the convents that are open to fee paying guests in Rome are near to the Vatican city, but there are also many situated around Rome itself. Regardless of location, all convents will be home to deeply religious nuns and as such you will be able to witness their daily routines. All the nuns who live in the convents are friendly and in between their daily religious routines they interact with guests. It is important to remember that the majority may only speak Italian, although some will speak English.
Finally, the greatest benefit of convent stays in Rome is that many convents are closer to the main attractions that the city has to offer. Religious houses are often central to places such as the St. Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Unlike hotels that are close to such attractions, convents are able to offer budget prices even when in a fantastic location. This means that when staying in one, you get to experience life in the heart of Rome without breaking the bank.