Liz Earle MBE is the Editor-in-Chief of Liz Earle Wellbeing and one of the UK's most trusted voices on wellbeing wisdom. As a leading British ethical entrepreneur, charity founder, TV presenter and bestselling author, Liz has plenty of valuable advice to share and interesting stories to tell.
Join Liz Earle for a relaxing wellness retreat in rural Bologna
Retreat to the hills of the Bolognese countryside and discover the beautiful Palazzo di Varignana, an 18th-century palace in extensive grounds punctuated with water features, gardens and parks.
Join Liz Earle at this exceptional resort for three days of indulgence this September. You'll attend a gala dinner and cocktail reception with Liz, and an informative wellness workshop where she'll draw on her extensive experience in beauty, nutrition, and wellbeing.
During your stay you'll have unlimited access to the award-winning spa, which expertly combines ancient wellbeing rituals with innovative modern treatments. Facilities include a bio-sauna, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, sensory showers, ice waterfall, sound pool and a hammam.
The three excellent on-site restaurants serve a combination of fine dining and traditional dishes typical of the Emilia-Romagna region. All meals included in the retreat are overseen by resident health practitioner Dr Anna Maria Acquviva, who takes care to ensure they are healthy and nutritious. Dr Acquaviva will host a mindful lunch where she will focus on your approach to eating a delicious meal through the sensations, emotions and thoughts that arise. Be prepared for a multi sensory experience and a new appreciation of the food you consume.
Reasons to book
Delicious Italian dining
Meet Liz Earle
Stay at an 18th-century Palazzo
Tranquil rural escape
Your expert guide
- Three nights' accommodation on bed and breakfast
- Cocktail reception and gala dinner with Liz Earle
- Workshop with Liz Earle
- Mindful Lunch with Dr Anna Maria Acquaviva
- Daily Access to the spa
- 10% discount for any spa treatments booked seven days in advance
- Group yoga class
- Guided tour of the Ornamental gardens, part of the Grandi Giardini Italian network
- Two dinners and one lunch
- Return transfers
- Flights (optional) at an additional cost from London Gatwick to Bologna
- Book extra nights before or after the retreat at special rates, please call to enquire
Day1Arrival, cocktails with Liz EarleCastel San Pietro Terme, Italy
You'll arrive at Palazzo Varignana today and have time to unpack and relax. Head to the spa to begin exploring the extensive facilities or kick back at one of the five swimming pools at the resort.
This evening you'll meet Liz Earle for a welcome cocktail reception, with organic wines from the Varignana vineyards, before dinner.
Day2Yoga, workshop and gala dinner with Liz EarleCastel San Pietro Terme, Italy
This morning you can join a group yoga class before breakfast to begin your day feeling calm and balanced.
After breakfast spend the rest of the morning at leisure, perhaps indulging in a spa treatment, using the spa facilities, strolling in the vineyards, or relaxing at one of the pools.
In the afternoon you'll join a workshop with Liz Earle, where you'll pick up tips from one of the UK's leading voices on wellbeing wisdom. Following the workshop, Liz will join you for a special gala dinner.
Day3Yoga, garden tour, Mindful LunchCastel San Pietro Terme, Italy
There's another chance to join a restorative group yoga class before breakfast today.
After breakfast you'll enjoy a guided tour of the pretty ornamental gardens, part of the Grandi Giardini Italian network. Covering three hectares, the gardens were designed by the landscape architect Antonio Perazzi, with elegant terraces, stairs, fountains, and a majestic swimming pool.
Lunch today will be a very special Mindful Lunch with the resort's own dietitian, nutritionist and health coach, Dr. Annamaria Acquaviva, where you'll learn about a philosophy called Ars Vivendi, the art of living well.
You'll have the rest of the day at leisure, to make use of the spa facilities, enjoy a pre-booked treatment, and dine in one of the hotel's three excellent restaurants.
Day4DepartureCastel San Pietro Terme, Italy
After breakfast at the resort, it's time to check out and make your way to the airport as your wellness retreat draws to an end.
Palazzo di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana is set in the sun kissed hills of the Bolognese countryside, offering a haven of serenity far away from hectic daily life. The hotel is a restored 18th century villa and has beautiful gardens - part of the network of 'Great Italian Gardens', delicious, healthy food and an award-winning spa. There are three restaurants here, which serve carefully-considered dishes, often made with produce grown in the hotel’s own garden and garnished with the hotel’s extra-virgin olive oil. You’ll find five outdoor swimming pools here, from which you can enjoy brilliant views of the surrounding Northern Italian hills.
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