Convents in Italy
Rome is an expensive city for a hotel room; even a double room in a moderately-priced hotel in Rome can be expensive. Although pensioni are less expensive, by far the best accomodation value are convents which take in paying guests. Convents are located all around central Rome and many are found near Vatican City. Convents accept women, men and families with children, but be aware that most convents have a nightly curfew. Here are some of our recommendations for Rome, Assisi, Florence, San Gimingnano, San Giovanni Rotondo and Venice.
A word of advice: It is often best to fax when you can. If you telephone, the Sister answering may not speak English. We have also tried to note if English is spoken. This information was obtained in the summer of 2010. Please check our website for updates. And, remember: when dialing from the USA, the prefix is 01139; when dialing from Europe, the prefix is 0039.
We list these convents as a courtesy to assist you in your travel plans. Unfortunately we ourselves are unable to make the reservations for you. We can only try and provide up-to-date information and the rest is up to you! You really can do this on your own, especially by email, as you can see below. And we ourselves do not have accomodations for guests!
Please note that we have not stayed in these convents ourselves, nor have we used any booking services. However, all those listed have come highly recommended. We acknowledge that individual tastes and needs differ and not everything may be to everyone’s liking. In any case, we do hope that you will find our recommendations helpful in planning your pilgrimage or vacation.
ROME: Convents Near the Vatican
CASA D'ACCOGLIENZA S. SPIRITO
Suore Francescane dell'Addolorata
Borgo S. Spirito 41
Tel: 06.686.1076; Fax: 06.686.5664; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check with the Casa itself for current prices and curfew.
ISTITUTO MARIA SANTISSIMA BAMBINA
Via Paolo VI, No. 21
00120 Città del Vaticano
Tel: 06.6989.3511; Fax: 06.6989.3540; E-mail: email@example.com Breakfast is included. Other meals are available on request.
PICCOLE SUORE DELLA SACRA FAMIGLIA, Casa Di Accoglienza Paolo VI
Viale Vaticano 92
00165 Roma Tel: 06.3909.141; Fax: 06.3909.1427; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
website: www.pssf.it or www.ospitiamoconcuore.it
No breakfast or other meals are served. Curfew is at 12:00 AM.
The Little Sisters of the Holy Family have another house for pilgrims: DOMUS NASCIMBENI, Via di Torre Rossa, 68, 00165 Rom. Tel. (+39)06.662.7501. Fax: (+39)06.660.14.375. Same websites. email: email@example.com Accomodation does include breakfast.
FIGLIE DELLA CARITA' DI S. VINCENZO DÈ PAOLI
ISTITUTO SACRO CUORE, Villa Lante
Via Ezio 28
Tel: 06.321.6686; Fax: 06.323.0261, located near the LEPANTO subway stop.
Breakfast is included. Other meals are available on request. Curfew is at 11:00 PM.
Via S. Francesco di Sales 18
Telephone: 06.6880.6032; Fax: 06.689.3848; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast is included. Other meals are available on request. Bathrooms are along the corridor. Curfew is at 11:00 PM.
MAESTRE PIE FILIPPINE, Casa Auxilium Christianorum
SUORE OBLATE DELL'ASSUNZIONE Via Andrea Doria, 42, 00192 Roma Tel. (+39)06.3973.7020 Fax.: (+39) 06.3988.7547 Email: email@example.com website: www.villinonoel.it
Via Giuseppe Missori 19
Tel: 06.635.201; Fax: 06.636.347; Website: www.mpfmissori.it E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices include breakfast, no other meals are served. Curfew is at 11:00 PM.
Viale delle Mure Aurelie, 7B
Tel: 06.393.6351; Fax: 06.3936.6943; E-maiI: email@example.com Curfew is at 12:00 AM during summer months and 11:00 PM during winter months.
CASA MATER ECCLESIAE Salita Monte del Gallo 25-27
Tel: 06.637.46.53, Fax: 06.39.37.90.50, Website: www.teatinas.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices include breakfast. No other meals are served. Curfew is at 11:00 PM and the house opens at 6:30 AM.
Casa per ferie. SANTA MARIA ALLE FORNACI
Piazza S. Maria alle Fornaci 27
Telephone: 06.3936.7632; Fax: 06.3936.6795; E-mail: email@example.com
The rates are: 70 Euro for a single room; 95 Euro for a double room; 70 Euro for a double room with single occupancy; and 130 Euro for a room with three beds. The prices are per person, breakfast is included. No other meals are served.
Via Leone XIII 459
Tel: 06.6601.7458; Fax: 06.6604.9467; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other meals are available on request.
Via del Gianicolo,4A,
Tel. 06.6880.3349; Fax: 06.6880.3311; E-mail: email@example.com
Halfway up the Janiculum Hill (Gianicolo) from colorful Trastevere, in a quiet spot with a pretty garden across the street from the medieval church of Sant'Onofrio and near the North American College where many Americans study for priesthood. Curfew is at 11:00 PM. English and French are spoken. They are recommended by the Vatican Tourist Information Bureau.
DOMUS ROMANA SACERDOTALIS (for visiting priests and their relatives), Via della Traspontina, 18, 00193 Rome
Tel: 06.69.89.41; Fax: 06.689.2945
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.domusromana.it The house accept Priest and their relatives. It’s open always and accept credit cards
Because we are not kept up to date on room rates, we have decided not to post them any longer. You will need to contact each convent directly for this information.
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ROME: Convents in the Historic Center
LE SUORE DI LOURDES
Via Sistina 113 00187 Rome.
Tel. 06.474.5324; FAX: 06.4741.422.
Via Sistina, which runs from the top of the Spanish Steps to Piazza Barberini, has been the center of action in Rome since the 18th century and is still an elegant shopping street. Only breakfast is included and no other meals are served. Le Suore di Lourdes is a great find. Curfew is at 10:30 PM.
CASA DI SANTA BRIGIDA
CASA IL ROSARIO
Piazza Farnese 96 00186 Rome.
Tel. 06.6889.2596; Fax: 06.6821.9126; E-mail: email@example.com; Web: www.brigidine.org
Piazza Farnese is near the Campo dè Fiori and within walking distance from Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica. All the rooms are with attached baths, AC/heater and there is no curfew. On the day of arrival, all guests should check in before 10:00 PM.
Via S. Agata dei Goti,10 00184 Rome.
Tel. 06.679.2346; Fax: 06.6994.1106; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located near the Quirinale Palace and Piazza Venezia. They also have a single Handicapable room with access! No other meals are served and curfew is at 11:00 PM.
SUORE DI SANT'ANNA DELLA PROVVIDENZA, Albergo Giusti
Via del Monte Brianza 62
Tel. 06.6880.2727; Fax: 06.683.2691; E-mail email@example.com
It is centrally located between the Tiber and Piazza Navona. Recommended by the Vatican Tourist Information Bureau. All rooms have private baths. Other meals are available on request. Curfew is at 11:00 PM.
Via Giusti, 5 00185 Rome.
Tel. 06.7045.3462; Fax: 06.7045.3513; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is located midway between San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Maria Maggiore.
All rooms have a private bathroom, TV and AC. Remains open 24 hours, no curfew.
CASA DI PROCURA SUORE CATECHISTE DI SANT'ANNA (Cas per ferie SANTA SOFIA)
CASA UNIONE MISTERIUM CHRISTI
Via Merulana 174 00185 Rome.
Tel. 06.7049.2421; Fax: 06.7707.7707.
Curfew at 11:00 PM.
Piazza Madonna dei Monti, 3
Tel. 06.485.778; Fax: 06.487.1064; E-mail:email@example.com
Located near the Colosseum. The prices include breakfast; other meals are available on request. Curfew is 12 midnight during the summer and 11.30 PM in the winter.
CASA SANTA FRANCESCA ROMANA
Via dei Vascellari 61
Tel and fax: 06.5812.125
Visit their website for more information at www.sfromana.it
For a complete listings of convents and other religious institutions that offer low-cost accommodations to visitors, write to:
Vicariato di Roma,
Piazza S. Giovanni 6
00184 Rome, Italy; or to
The Rome Tourist Board have recently moved their offices. Their new website is www.turismoroma.it Information pamphlets, maps, etc. are avaialable at the many green booths spread arround the city; for information Call Centre is 06.06.06
For Parish group bookings only for the City of Rome, contact :
Peregrinatio Ad Petri Sedem,
Just off St. Peter's Square in Piazza Pio XII, 4 - 00120 Vatican City State
Tel: 06.6988.4896; Fax: 06.6988.5617
For a list of convents in most cities in Italy, go to www.hospites.it
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Convents in Assisi
Via Ancajani 16, 06081 Assisi,
Tel: 075.815128; Fax: 075.815129; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located just 200 meters from the Basilica of Saint Francis, the restored convent of the Poor Sisters of the Holy Stigmata is a real find! Rooms have private baths and telephones. Breakfast is not included. Other meals are available on request.
SAINT ANTHONY GUEST HOUSE,
Via Galeazzo Alessi 10, 06081 Assisi.
Tel. 075..812.542; Fax: 075.813.723.
Run by the American Atonement Sisters, this lovely retreat house also takes pilgrims and tourists, and overlooks the Basilica of St. Claire. They offer parking, a chapel, a library and a conference room. Rooms have private bath and breakfast is included. There is a two night minimum stay policy. Curfew is at 11:00 PM.
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Convents in Florence
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Convents/Pensiones in San Giovanni Rotondo
We have no information on convents in San Giovanni Rotondo. Please look at www. hospites.it.
For a complete listings of facilities that offer low-cost accommodations to visitors in San Giovanni Rotondo, go to www.sangiovannirotondo.com and under "Ricettivita" you will find a complete list of convents, pensiones and hotels. The website will only open on the Italian flag, but do not worry. Go to Ricettivita, and see all the Bed and Breakfast places. Most of them have sections in English.
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Convents in San Gimingano
We have no information on convents in San Gimingano. Please look at www. hospites.it.
Convents in Venice
CENTRO CULTURALE DON ORIONE ARTIGIANELLI, Bed and Breakfast
Dorsoduro 909, 30123 Venezia,
Tel. 041.522.4077; Fax: 041.528.6214,
To assist you in finding lodging in monastery, convent or diocesan guest houses throughout Italy, we suggest www.monasterystays.com . This is a booking service that has been in existence since 2006, and lists some 500 monastery and convent guest houses on their website. Please note that it does charge a fee.
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