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Palazzo di Varignana

Surrounded by the unique beauty of Emilia Romagna hills, Palazzo di Varignana Resort and Spa is a luxurious 18th century Palazzo, restored to its original grandeur with a modern design to complement the charm of the Italian lifestyle. The hotels picturesque hilltop location will allow you to discover sweeping panoramas of the Italian countryside and reconnect with nature amongst 30 hectares of landscaped gardens, attractive terraces and water fountains. Relax amongst the splendour of the hotel with 7 swimming pools, gourmet restaurants, a world-class spa and wellness trails, making it the perfect base for a countryside retreat whilst discovering the history and art of Bologna.



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There are 7 outdoor swimming pools, including a saltwater infinity pool with a Jacuzzi which is open all year round thanks to its crystal dome roof. For those looking to be more active, there are tennis and squash courts, wellness trails, walks through the olive groves and vineyards on the estate and complimentary bikes available to discover the scenic surroundings. There is also a 300-hectare farm adjoining the resort which provides fresh and seasonal ingredients to the restaurants as well as the resorts own finest extra virgin olive oil.


Varsana Spa is a haven of serenity and offers a luxurious experience devoted to the body and mind. Discover a holistic journey of wellbeing in the 3,700sqm wellness centre along a circuit of sensorial pools and showers, including a bio-sauna, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, ice waterfall, sound bath, Kneipp circuit, hydrotherapy pool and relaxation area with a herbal tea corner.

Fusion Spa offers an ARS Vivendi experience in the Moroccan Hammam and Japanese Suntory using ancient traditions to design rituals to create harmony for the body and mind.


Il Palazzo: Gourmet restaurant serving local dishes and international dishes with a contemporary approach in the most elegant building of the resort.


Aurevo: Serves international cuisine in an informal and elegant environment. Its prime location by the pool offers spectacular views of the Italian countryside.

La Marzoline: Traditional Italian trattoria serving local cuisine in a relaxing setting, immersed in the lush greenery of the hills surrounding  Varignana.

Good to know

The spectacular landscaped gardens are a member of The Great Italian Gardens collection.



The resort is exclusively located on top of a hilltop and is just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Bologna, and easily accessible to surrounding major cities such as Milan, Florence and Venice.

Flight Duration from UK              

Nearest Airport                             

Transfer Time



2hr 15mins 


Bologna (BLQ)


25 mins





There are 140 elegant rooms and suites set in different buildings connected by underground corridors, adding a secretive charm to the luxurious buildings. There are also 3 exclusive villas directly attached to the resort and immersed in one of the 100 best landscaped gardens in Italy.



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