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Monastero Santa Rosa
Monastery Turned Luxury Hotel on the Amalfi Coast

When you think of a monastery turned into a hotel, you might think Spartan rooms with nothing on the walls, hard mattresses, and cold floors—basically the last place you’d want to be unless you’re a bargain-hunting backpacker. But lately, the trend is to convert these historic properties into luxury hotels that are anything but Spartan.

Melanie Votaw

A full-time freelance writer and photographer based in New York and the author of 13 non-fiction books. She has written travel articles for such publications as Travel Savvy, Woman's Day, the South China Morning Post, Luxury Web Magazine, and Minerva Place. Her photographs have been published in magazines and the books, The Ultimate Bird Lover, Hummingbirds: Jewels On Air, and The Exultant Ark....(Read More)

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