lastminute.com’s guide to soul-seeking destinations
The screen adaptation of the international bestselling book, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia is released in the UK on the 24th September.
Eat, Pray, Love tells the story of author Elizabeth Gilbert’s, played by Julia Roberts, plight to rediscover just who she is. Newly divorced, she steps out of her comfort zone and embarks on a journey around the world on a quest for self-discovery.
To celebrate the film’s release, online travel and leisure retailer, lastminute.com has pulled together its top destinations based on the locations featured in Gilbert’s novel.
During her quest of self-discovery, Elizabeth spent four months in Italy, indulging in traditional Italian food.
Bologna is a gastronomes paradise. Located in Emilia Romagna, a region famous for Balsamic Vinegar, Culatello and Parma hams, Parmigiano Reggiano and Mortadella, Bologna offers visitors a multitude of culinary temptations…
Fully immerse yourself the Italian way of life. A two-night stay at a four star top secret hotel, right in the heart of Bologna starts from just £187 per person. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick. To book this or other cheap hotels , visit www.lastminute.com
The enchanting Sicilian city of Palermo is one of the must visit Italian cities for all food and wine lovers. Its outrageous Baroque architecture, aromatic street food and beeping vespas will attack all your senses.
A two-night stay at the three star Azzolini Pal Beach in Palermo, starts from £322 per person. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick and is based on two adults sharing. To book this or other city breaks, visit www.lastminute.com
Turin is one of Northern Italy’s best kept secrets and a “must” for food and wine lovers. This elegant city is the gateway to Piemonte, home of Barolo and Barbaresco and some of the world’s most famous Chocolatiers.
A two-night stay at the five star AC Hotel Torino in Turin, starts from £228. The price is based on two adults sharing accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. To book, visit www.lastminute.com
Naples is the home of Italy’s most famous foodie export, pizza. Indulge your senses and try your hand a traditional pizza making. Remember, when it comes to Italian Pizza, more is less.
You can get return flights to Naples and a two night stay, in a four star, centrally located hotel from £229 per person. The price is based on two adults sharing a room only. To book this or other city breaks, visit www.lastminute.com
Discover the power of prayer in India…
For those seeking spiritual enlightenment India has countless sacred sites and stirring philosophical landmarks to guide you on your way.
You may not wish to go as far as taking a vow of silence at an Indian ashram like Elizabeth, but there are many life-changing experiences and places to visit in India that will warm your heart and fill your soul.
Prices for a return flight from London to Mumbai start from £491 per person. If you’re heading to Delhi, direct flights from London start from £512. To book this or other city breaks visit, www.lastminute.com
Bali will leave you with a happy heart…
This Idyllic Indonesian Island will leave you with an overwhelming sense of well-being, its sugar-white sandy beaches and gorgeous ice blue oceans make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.
A 10 night holiday, including 7 nights at The Benoa Beach Front Villas & Spa with Dorsett Hotel and 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur starts from £1035 per person and are based on two adults sharing, on a bed and breakfast basis.
The Benoa Beach Front Villas and Space are in the Nusa Dua resort area and offer a rich combination of Balinese architecture combined with a free-form style tropical garden.
The price includes flights. Transfers, seven nights’ accommodation in Bali and three nights’ accommodation in Kuala Lumpur on a bed and breakfast basis in your choice of three star accommodation. To book visit, www.lastminute.com
Prices for a return flight from London to Bali start from £624 per person; to book visit, www.lastminute.com