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New Year 2020 at the Monastery

Romantic New Year in Abruzzo

Experience a charming stay at the Fortress Monastery of Santo Spirito, a prestigious period residence of the 13th century. in the heart of Abruzzo, in unspoiled nature and with breathtaking views.
A stay in a magical and evocative atmosphere to learn about or rediscover genuine and delicious dishes that tell a territory, Abruzzo, with strong and authentic flavors and taste for a special and elegant evening, a gourmet menu that will make you live an experience emotional sensory, for a stellar and top New Year’s Eve 2020!
You will never want to leave and you will want to come back … because the Monastery, once lived, remains in the heart, forever! Read more »

Castle Hotels for New Years in Italy 2018

View Of Mountains from Castle Hotel Fortress Monastery Santo Spirito

New Years 2018 in Italy

Special Offer for a Romantic Retreat in a Castle Hotel

What better way to celebrate New Year’s eve than surrounded by the ancient walls of one of the most prestigious residences of the Italian midlands.
Here at Monastero Santo Spirito we take pride in offering you only the best products and services the area has to offer. Let yourself be amazed by the splendid sceneries and the uncontaminated surroundings.

Santo Spirito is easily reachable although away from the noise and confusion: nestled in the mountains of L’Aquila, you’ll be looked after by Cristina and Gianluca who run this unique, charming Hotel. Read more »


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Epiphany Holiday in Italy

As the Holiday Season gets closer and a long and intense year approaches the end, here at the Fortress Monastery of Santo Spirito have received a nummber of requests for a short weekend holiday to celebrate the Epiphany in the mountains of Abruzzo…

One of the most ancient and well kept Castle Hotels in Central Italy, The Fortress Monastery of Santo Spirito has become known to the curious and non conventional traveller seeking places off the radar, away from the limelight of famous tourist locaations, where time slows down and there is the oportunity to relax and enjoy contact with nature all year around – especially in winter.

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Romantic Castle Hotel Breaks in Abruzzo Italy

View Of Mountains from Castle Hotel Fortress Monastery Santo Spirito

Holiday breaks are an opportunity to leave behind stress and worries of a complicated life we are called to lead in this modern era of wired and seamless communications: this has greatly reduced time spent at home with family, especially with our lived one.

If on one side this has drastically increased our exposure to work and overall working hours, on the other hand less free time to manage means greater attention in choosing things to do: today we all point on the quality of time spent together rather than quantity.

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A quiet getaway are what couples enjoy most – that opportunity to break free from the everyday routine of life and related stress to enjoy each other alone, away from the kids, just the 2 of you for some quality time in a Castle Hotel.

Santo Spirito - outdoor snapshot

Castle Hotels in Abruzzo fall in a category of their own, with centuries of history to tell Guests like yourself – ancient homes of the rich and famous, now romantic hotels and unique travel destinations for holidays, romantic weekends, and honeymoons.

The reason for choosing a hotel for a romantic holiday is typically the position and location: Santo Spirito offers in both cases a position on a hillside in Ocre and is located just minutes from the motorway and a short drive from Rome.

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The Monastery of Santo Spirito is a Castle Hotel in Abruzzo, the first Cistercian settlement in the valley of L’Aquila. It was built in 1222 by Placido of Roio on an estate donated by Count Berardo of Ocre. After the founder’s death in 1248, the monastery came under the auspices of the Cistercian Order and the Convent of Santa Maria in Casanova, near Penne.

In 1330 it was already given in trust to the cardinals Maffeo and Francesco Barberini; in 1652 it was included in the list of the small monasteries abolished by Pope Innocent X.

The monastery is protected with high boundary walls which almost isolate it from the surrounding landscape. The internal space opens onto a square courtyard, originally a cloister and accommodating on each side, in the Cistercians convention, the church, the refectory, the dormitory and the chapter-room.

Today the Monastery of Santo Spirito is a castle hotel in Italy , a charming and very romantic location with a majestic view of the Aquilano valley and the Gran Sasso mountain peak towering at just under 3.000 meters.

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castle hotels breaks in Italy

View Of Mountains from Castle Hotel Fortress Monastery Santo Spirito

Holidays are few and far apart in these modern days of real time communications, web and distance workers – technology has brought about some great innovations, many of which we cannot live without: the online world has become part of our everyday life, yet has greatly reduced the time we have to spend alone with ourselves and the ones we love most.

It is a fact of life that when something is not available we desire it the most – it’s not the low hanging fruit we seek but the distant pieces at the very top of the tree which are out of reach – time management has become important because of the scarcity factor, there isn’t much time to go around so we need be efficient and make the very best of that available.

 A toast to our love! - Foto © diego cervo - Fotolia.com

A quiet getaway are what couples enjoy most – that opportunity to break free from the everyday routine of life and related stress to enjoy each other alone, away from the kids, just the 2 of you for some quality time in a Castle Hotel.

Santo Spirito - outdoor snapshot

Castle Hotels offer the charm and beauty of bygone days, chambers and dungeons with centuries of history and thousands of stories to tell, ancient and noble family homes and estates transformed into special travel destinations to satisfy the quest for knowledge and learn ancient traditions and behaviors: we learn from our past and by doing so shed light on our future.

The reason for choosing a hotel for a romantic holiday is typically the position and location: Santo Spirito offers in both cases a position on a hillside in Ocre and is located just minutes from the motorway and a short drive from Rome.

 castle hotel

The Monastery of Santo Spirito is a Castle Hotel in Abruzzo, the first Cistercian settlement in the valley of L’Aquila. It was built in 1222 by Placido of Roio on an estate donated by Count Berardo of Ocre. After the founder’s death in 1248, the monastery came under the auspices of the Cistercian Order and the Convent of Santa Maria in Casanova, near Penne.

In 1330 it was already given in trust to the cardinals Maffeo and Francesco Barberini; in 1652 it was included in the list of the small monasteries abolished by Pope Innocent X.

The monastery is protected with high boundary walls which almost isolate it from the surrounding landscape. The internal space opens onto a square courtyard, originally a cloister and accommodating on each side, in the Cistercians convention, the church, the refectory, the dormitory and the chapter-room.

Today the Monastery of Santo Spirito is a castle hotel in LAquila , a charming and very romantic location with a majestic view of the Aquilano valley and the Gran Sasso mountain peak towering at just under 3.000 meters.

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