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by JEFF NUNES
June 6, 2013
by On the road with Larry
May 31, 2008
October 7, 2000
The hostel is strategically located next to the Basilica San Domenico, which houses a fresco of St. Catherine, as well as a few fascinating reliquaries (including her finger!) Our double room with bath had ample space and was well tended. The view makes the room seem gourmet! My single room on my second visit was immaculate, though the bed was a little lumpy. I was impressed by the cleanliness of the share bath on the second visit as well. Having the nuns at the door gives you a strange sense of security, even if you're not religious.
The only drawback to Alma Domus is the curfew, which was 11:30pm -- a late dinner with lots of wine can send you scurrying through the windy streets to make it home in time for the Sisters to let you in! I'd also highly recommend making reservations in advance of your arrival, at least a week or two -- during my last visit to Italy I desperately wanted to stay there, and was met by disappointment when I called a few days ahead to find they were booked!
From journal Retreat with St. Catherine