During the project week, we experienced monastic life for three intense days in an enclosure convent in the small island of Orta San Giulio, Piedmont. The project was intended to let us rediscover our spirituality and become familiar with a way of living that strongly differs from our daily routine. This was possible thanks to the equilibrium among meditation, contemplative work and rest. We also had the chance to meet and talk to several nuns of all ages with different backgrounds and experiences and this gave us the possibility to gain a broader understanding of the monastic life and the motivations at the basis of such a radical choice. Also the nuns were interested in knowing more about the life in the college and asked us several question, so we had a mutual sharing of experiences, very enriching for both sides. At the end of the project, we all were very enthusiastic about the days spent in the convent, despite our different approaches to religion. The aspect the most appreciated was the possibility to have a very intimate contact with our spirituality thanks to the silence of the island and the intimate atmosphere of the convent. Moreover, a strict but equilibrated lifestyle conciliated in us serenity and peacefulness. The language was not felt as a barrier, since what mattered was the spiritual involvement and the general atmosphere of the convent.