Come along with me to Italy!

Carina’s Italy – The Good Life Food & Wine Trip
Come along with me to Italy! Sept. 18 -22. 2019

Come along with me to beautiful Bologna and experience the best food, wine, culture, history and people the city and its region has to offer!

This upcoming fall- Experience the best of Italy’s food and wine culture with me as your personal guide.  The trip takes place in the Emilia- Romagna region and is personally developed by myself and my partners in Italy to give you a unique, authentic and personal experience.

For Norwegian readers please see my website here for more information

You will experience a part of Italy that is very close to my heart where you will be introduced to the region’s great food and wine alongside their passionate and dedicated producers, all of which make up the sum as to why Italy is ranked the healthiest country in Europe and second in the world.

If you have followed «Project Healthy in Italy» via my blog or social media you will have seen both pictures and videos from my time spent researching the Italian culture and all the amazing food, wine and people I have met. Now you can actually meet some of them too and have those same experiences! September 18-22. 2019 you can spend 4 days with me in beautiful Bologna and the surrounding area.

Price per person in shared double room 8999 NOK 

(Single rooms are sold out. For single occupancy use of the double room an additional cost of 3 200 NOK is applied)
Obs! In Italy there is a city tax of 3 euro per person per room and is not included in the price. This is paid individually at checkout.

Included in the price and your unique experiences are the following:

  • 4 nights at a newly refurbished 4 * hotel in the city center
  • Breakfast
  • Wifi
  • Transport to all group activities
  • Visit to a biodynamic vineyard with food and wine tasting
  • Visit to a local village bar to mingle with the locals and taste local wine and a traditional snack
  • Dinner with wine at a trattoria style Michelin restaurant
  • Daytrip to Modena with tour and lunch at a traditional Modenese restaurant
  • Truffle hunting
  • Olive oil tasting class
  • Picking vegetables for our dinner at a local farm (agriturismo)
  • Wine tasting in the farm’s wine cellar with a sommelier (wine expert)
  • Aperitivo
  • Pasta class with nonna (grandma) Anna
  • Dinner party at the farm with food and wine
  • Carina as your guide and expert
*Minimum age for participation is 18 years

For more information and booking send an email to carina@juicydrops.no 

The Hotel and Bologna

We will be staying at a lovely newly refurbished 4 * boutique hotel in the center of Bologna within walking distance to all the major attractions, shopping, bars and restaurants.  The main square, Piazza Maggiore is just a short walk from our hotel.  The hotel also has beautiful outdoor spaces including a roof top terrace where you can enjoy a view of the historic city.

Bologna is located in northern Italy in the Emilia-Romagna district and is a wealthy city known for its rich history, music culture and its vibrant student population.

The trip takes place from Wednesday to Sunday September 18- 22 2019.  

The price does not include air travel or transport to and from the airport in Bologna as people will be traveling from different parts of the world to attend. Wednesday will be a travel day and the official start of the program will be around early lunch time on Thursday. Sunday is the day of departure and there are no group activities this day. A detailed program will be e-mailed closer to the trip.

 

 

Flight tips! The airport in Bologna is called Bologna Guglielmo Marconi lufthavn (BLQ). It is also possible to fly to Milan or Florence and travel by train to Bologna.

Transport from the airport to the hotel: By cab. The price is normally between 25 Euros one way and takes about 20-30 min. depending on the traffic.

Terms and Conditions

*All bookings are non-refundable.

*Personal travel insurance is recommended for all attendees in case of illness or other unforeseen events.

* Attendees may book flights when the trip organizer has confirmed the booking via e-mail.

* Payment will be made in Norwegian kroner after an e- invoice is issued and can be easily paid via your online bank using IBAN/SWIFT.

For more information and booking send an e- mail to carina@juicydrops.no


Bella Bellagio! Lake Como, Italy

Are you travelling this summer? If so you should really look into visiting Lake Como and staying in the small town of Bellagio. It is so beautiful!

If you’ve read my other blog posts you will know that I LOVE Italy, and I am lucky enough to live in Oslo, which makes it easy and not that expensive to travel to many Italian destinations.

“Food Travels” is a category on my blog because I believe in nourishing the mind and soul as well as the body. Travelling abroad inspires me and teaches me som many new things and is the best way for me to really fill my “inspiration cup”. And I love to share my tips and experiences with you!

 

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Make sure you walk to the less touristy side of Bellagio for gorgeous views!

 

One of my favorite places to visit is Bologna in the Emilia- Romagna district which you can read more about here, but Lake Como, more specifically the town of Bellagio, is also on my top 5 lists of places to visit in Italy.

It is so beautiful with the Italian Alps surrounding it and the lake where you can rent a beautiful wooden boat to explore it with.  The food and wine is great as well.

Lake Como is located in Northern Italy which means it differs from the typical Southern cuisine. There are less tomato based sauces and more butter based dishes. Ravioli with butter and sage is a typical dish along side a lot of beautiful sea food dishes.

We have been here several times but our last trip was to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. We also renewed our wedding vows at the fabulous Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Hotel.  Beneath is a slide show from our wedding renewal dinner at Villa Serbelloni. You must visit this place! Visit website here.

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It is expensive to stay here, but I would really recommend spending an evening at the hotels restaurant and outside bar. The food is fantastic and the service is impeccable. The view from your table will be worth the visit alone. You can also pay to spend a day by the pool here.

If you choose to not stay at The Villa Serbelloni I would recommend Hotel Metropole which is the only hotel with a waterfront restaurant. You can feed the swans right from your breakfast table!  We loved staying here and it is worth upgrading to a room with a lake view. The restaurant also serves great food. Visit hotel website here.

When we went for our anniversary we travelled with our families and rented the beautiful apartments at Residence La Limonera which is situated right in the tiny town center in a lemon garden. I could pick my own lemons to juice! 🙂 Heaven for me…

I love this place and it is worth splurging for the largest apartment as it is beautiful and has a large balcony where you have the best view and you can enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day before heading out for dinner. You can visit the website here

Tips for a perfect Bellagio vacation…

  • Make sure you get your morning espresso at the local bar at the tiny square by the church. You’ll find it- just follow the locals!
  • If staying at an apartment buy your breakfast from the local deli right by the Residence La Limonera apartments entrance.
  • Have lunch at the restaurant at “The Point”, restaurant La Punta. You can also go swimming from here.
  • Make sure you walk to the other side of Bellagio (away from the main area)following the main road from the church square and have a drink at the Hotel Belvedere. They also have a spa if you would like a massage.
  • It is worth renting a typical Italian wooden boat with a guide for an hour to see the beautiful lake and its surroundings.

Bellagio is a really small and beautiful town and you will find lots of great restaurants in the small and narrow cobble stone streets. Unless getting an aperitivo while watching the sunset, or a trip to the restaurant at The Metropole Restaurant, I would avoid dining around the harbor area. Explore the cobble stone streets for the best, hidden culinary gems…

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