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An Eat Pray Love Roman holiday

17:30 AEST Sat Sep 21 2013
There doesn't need to be a reason for Catriona Rowntree to pack her bags and head to Italy, particularly if there is the promise of a visit to Rome.

This time she was following the pages of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling book, Eat Pray Love. The educated and ambitious American woman had it all, but felt she had nothing. At 30 she entered an early mid-life crisis and was consumed with panic, grief, depression and ended up divorced.

To climb out of the hole she felt she was in, Elizabeth undertook a year-long journey, all alone, visiting three places where she would experience totally different cultures. That journey took her to Bali, India and Rome where she put on the happiest 10kg in weight!

Location

Walking around Rome.

Cost

Intrepid's Urban Adventures include three-hour Roman Dolce Vita walking tours of Rome for $41 per person. They start at the Spanish Steps every day and have an English-speaking guide who knows where to stop for the best gelato and espresso in Rome! Intrepid has tours in more than 100 cities around the world.

Emirates has early-bird fares to 25 European destinations including Rome, London, Paris, Venice, Nice, Manchester and Athens. They have some exciting new destinations, including Prague, Amsterdam and Madrid.

Fares are priced from:

  • Perth $1720
  • Brisbane $1744
  • Melbourne and Adelaide $1752
  • Sydney $1722

On sale until November 30, 2010 and valid for travel between February 1 and October 31, 2011.

Prices correct at October 7, 2010.

For further information

Emirates
Ph: 1300 303 777
www.emirates.com/getaway

Intrepid's Urban Adventures
Ph: 1300 364 512
www.urbanadventures.com

Sant'Eustachio Il Caffe
Piazza di Sant'Eustachio, 82
00186 Roma
Italy
Ph: +39 066 8802048
www.santeustachioilcaffe.it

Pantheon
Piazza della Rotonda, 12
00186 Roma
Italy

Piazza Navona
00186 Roma
Italy
Ph: +39 06 2412352
www.piazzanavona-rome.com

Ristorante Maccheroni
Piazza delle Coppelle, 44
00186 Roma
Italy
Ph: +39 066 8307895
www.ristorantemaccheroni.com

Giolitti Gelato
Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 40
00186 Roma
Italy
Ph: +39 066 991243
www.giolitti.it/english

Eat Pray Love will be released across Australia on October 7, 2010.

Visas: Australians don't need a visa to enter Italy for stays of up to 90 days.

Electricity: 220V. Plugs are the European standard, with two or three round pins.

Time zone: GMT +1.

Currency: The euro.

International dialling code: +39.

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