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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