Sisterly hospitality a hit with travellers

In these jittery times, when travelling might seem to come down to a wing and a prayer, a few prayers as perks with bed and breakfast can be a welcome extra. So what if these B&B's also have strict curfews in this Eternal City? Motherly innkeepers, spick-and-span bathrooms, some of the cheapest room rates in town plus an ambience of spirituality more than compensate for any inconvenience, find that many traveller like staying in convents in Italy for lodging. "We feel very, very secure here," said Joan Shoti, a middle-aged woman from Sydney.

Sisterly hospitality a hit with travellers

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