Library Journal review of LODGING IN ITALY’S MONASTERIES

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“Monasteries,” Barish writes, “are an integral part of Italy’s history and heritage and symbolize the incredibly diverse Italian culture.” By conducting extensive research at each monastery, Barish has compiled a directory of detailed, precise information for a unique Italian experience: an inexpensive travel alternative to staying in big-name hotels. Each listing provides a history of the monastery, its artwork, and products as well as local events. The travel information; accommodations, amenities, cost, directions by car/train/plane, and contact names and addresses is clearly written. Barish also adds a personal touch by including reservation form letters written in English and Italian. The photographs accompanying each listing are enticing and breathtakingly beautiful. This directory is highly recommended for public libraries.

AStephanie Papa, Baltimore Cty. Circuit Court Lib.
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3 Comments so far ↓

  1. sam stone says:

    I stayed at a monastery or convent in Monterosso, Italy several years ago and cannot now locate a contact for it. I had Convento di Monterosso 011-39-0187-817531 and It sat on top of the hill, had an El Greco painting in the chapel,rooms surrounded an interior courtyard, breakfast on the balcony overlooking town, the med and all 5 towns. It a short walk down steps to town. Please let me know if this is still there and how to contact.

  2. eileen says:

    Hello Samuel

    My third edition on Italy’s monasteries includes a different monastery in Monterosso on page 195. I am not familiar with the one you asked about. Fondly, Eileen

  3. Jim says:

    We have a 2000 edition of your Lodging in Italy’s Monastery. We are planning another trip and want to use it again. We stayed in Rome in one and it was great.

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