23.2.15

| Places to Stay | Peaceful Quiet


We had never slept in a former monastery till we spent the night at Casa San Raffaele in Vicenza. 

Tucked away off a steep arcade, half way up Monte Berico Casa San Raffaele offers peaceful sanctuary and lovely views. 



























As one might expect from a former monastery, the rooms are large, simple and quite spartan with religious reminders here and there. There are no TVs which doesn't bother us - there are places to explore away from a screen! The quiet that envelopes the hotel creates a gentle lull (though the wine and honey grappa we enjoyed elsewhere certainly helped) and we found sleep very easy here. The rooms and public areas were all scrupulously clean and though services may be limited for a more demanding visitor it actually has everything that the more independent traveller would need. 

Our friends booked us into this albergo and it ended up being a perfect place for us. I only wish that we had more time to explore the impeccable grounds. But guess what? Now we have managed to stay in a former monastery and had breakfast in a deconsecrated church too: SEE HERE.

It cost us €68 per room per night to stay here.


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15 comments:

  1. You always seem to find the most fascinating places to stay! I have found some similar hotels in the south west of France that I would love a chance to spend time in :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. What a stunning place! The grounds look absolutely beautiful and the room looks so peaceful...I would definitely love to stay in a place like this!

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  3. Those places in the south west of France sound wonderful. I must explore more of the country. The more you tell me about things - the more I feel like I am missing out!

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  4. I think you would like it here Valerie but I also think that you would like Matera in south Italy too! It's mind blowing!

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  5. how fun! and all the possible cons sound like pros to me!

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  6. this place looks so relaxing.. probably somewhere I'd really like to be right now! haha
    www.samanthamariko.com

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  7. I can see this is a good place to take a break from everyday life. No distractions, just you and your thoughts.
    Sounds like a great place to stay!

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  8. Oh wow, I just looked up Matera...it looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  9. It gets better too Valerie - it is one of the rare places where it is hard to find bad food. If you do go - try and stay in a cave hotel!

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  10. It is like a little bubble - we need more of these in hectic everyday living I think?

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  11. If you have not visited Italy before - I highly recommend it. I think you may love it.

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  12. That's very kind of you Mat. I have all these stories to tell you see.......gotta let 'em out!

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  13. Me too!! But I suspected that from you Fiona! You are cool!

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