We Love —
- This is a unique chance to discover this beautiful region, Emilia Romagna, with its stunning landscapes and awe-inspiring scenery
- Make sure you visit Bologna, Italy's culinary capital, only 25km away!
- Our members will enjoy a Superior Room with a whole host of exclusive benefits
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Your Destination —
The most ancient architectural monument in Varignana is undoubtedly the Romanesque Crypt of San Lorenzo. Dating back to the 9th-10th century, with massive rocks in the internal walls and precious capitals with eight columns, each entirely different, it is dominated by an ancient tower, the symbol of the village.
Palazzo di Varignana is a unique destination not only for the many activities offered within the 20 acres of private parkland, but especially for its strategic position to organize half-day or even full-day tours in some of the cities considered as the most beautiful in Italy, such as Florence or Ferrara. Or discover the gastronomic treasures of this area visiting wineries and cheese factories or the Italian car excellences like Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari and, last but not least, enjoy a beach day at the Adriatic Riviera.
Your Hotel —
This is a unique site, rich in fascinating history and the glory of the Bolognese hills which overlook the ancient city. From here you can enjoy a view of infinite horizons as far as the Adriatic Riviera and the foothills of the Alps. This is an ideal destination to recharge oneself, deep in the silence of the parkland and the large SPA with its indoor and open-air pools.
Palazzo Varignana Resort & SPA is a historical residence commissioned by Count Orazio Bargellini in 1705, which then became the property of the Florentine Bentivoglio family. It is a splendid example of a typical 17th-century Tuscan country residence.
During your stay sample the hotel's own range of chocolate, 'Palazzo 1705'. The idea was derived from the history of the senatorial Bolognese families whose fates were intertwined with the Aragonese families of Spain and the Bourbons of France. It was these families that brought the cocoa bean back to Europe. Many many years on, the passion for chocolate and coco lives on at the Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa!
- Number of rooms: 90
- Outdoor wellness centre
- Indoor wellness centre
- 2 restaurants
- Cooking classes
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Please note: ongoing refurbishment works are taking place at the property so that new facilities can be added for the benefit of future guests. These include:
- A new swimming pool with dedicated swimming & wellness areas - August 2016
- A children's swimming pool - August 2016
- Spa doubled in size with themed areas (fusion, relax, dynamic) - January 2017
- 50% increase in luxury accommodation - December 2017
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Superior Room.
The surrounding landscape and part of the hotel itself can be seen from most rooms.
Rooms boast air-conditioning, internet access (wired and Wi-Fi), LED 40" TV with SKY and Pay TV, minibar and laptop safe.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
Just for you:
10% discount at the Pool & Lounge Restaurant
10% discount at Restaurant Il Palazzo (open Wednesday - Saturday in the evenings only)
5% discount on BBQ nights (every Tuesday night from June 7th - September 27th)
Restaurant Il Palazzo
In the most elegant building of the Resort, Villa Bentivoglio, the magic and beauty of the history are hosting the more sophisticated restaurant, the Gourmet Restaurant Il Palazzo. In this unique and charming setting, the most sought after flavours delight the palate with exclusive dishes prepared by the Chef.
After years of careful renovation in accordance with the ministry of Cultural Heritage, Villa Bentivoglio is restored to its former glory and home to the restaurant Il Palazzo, a harmonious atmosphere characterised by clean lines and stylistic refinements in full respect of the historical setting.
Pool and Lounge Restaurant
Surrounded by the lush greeneryof the Resort’s park, illuminated through glass walls overlooking the pool and the fountains of the solarium, the Pool & Lounge Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a simple, light meal. In summer, on the panoramic terrace, the delights of the palate are exalted by a spectacular view of the hills, and a wood-fired oven can always satisfy guests looking for classic tastes and tradition.
Your Time —
Just for you:
- 3 hours free entrance to VarSana spa (must be booked in advance)
- 10% discount on Spa Treatments
- Every two Maria Galland body or face product, the third one will be 10% off
- Free entrance to the gym
- Free entrance to the private Landscape Garden
Among the 5 massage cabins, one accommodates a Vichy Shower for special treatments. There is also 3 spa suites dedicated to the wellbeing of couples, with a private steam bath and Jacuzzi, offering an exclusive range of personalised face and body treatments using natural products.
VarSana SPA will be closed from 1 August to 20 October. During this time massage & treatments will still be available upon reservation.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: May be added at the next stage of booking. The distance/time (by car) from Bologna airport is approximately 30km/40 minutes.
Car Hire: May be added during the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).