Palazzo di Varignana Resort and Spa
The Palazzo di Varignana Resort and Spa is set in 20-acres of botanical gardens with uninterrupted views of the Italian countryside from the Adriatic Riviera to the foothills of the Apennines. Inside, touches of 17th-century Italian architecture and design harmonize with contemporary luxury in spacious guestrooms and suites on manicured grounds. The hotel’s VarSana Spa is a tranquil retreat, offering unparalleled respite and relaxation with a dazzling array of treatments.
- Wander the grounds filled with olive groves and rose and jasmine bushes
- Admire traditional Italian architecture with fresh interior design touches
- Stay in 140 welcoming guestrooms and suites with mountain and garden views
- Dine in the four restaurants including a traditional Italian trattoria and wood-fired pizza place
- Try innovative, refreshing ice-waterfalls and bamboo-massage spa treatments
- Swim in total tranquility in fresh or seawater pools overlooking the Italian countryside
Feel at peace in the mountainous surroundings of Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa. With five pools and an air of remote exclusivity, the hotel is a wonderful base for a scenic countryside retreat.
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The Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa’s 140 guestrooms and suites guarantee comfort with simple, elegant design, calming colors, and natural light from large windows overlooking the countryside. Stay in a deluxe room to have a private garden balcony, a suite for separate living space, and a balcony facing the mountains and gardens. Select the Presidential Suite for a wonderful view from your private terrace hot tub, or book the private Villa Amogioia for a truly secluded escape. With some of the most spectacular scenery of the resort, it is a little slice of paradise.
The hotel’s expert concierge team is on-hand to recommend restaurants that suit your mood or taste, organize memorable day-trips, arrange practical airport transfers, and, above all, ensure an enjoyable stay.
Dine in one of the four authentic Italian restaurants for the freshest and finest produce the region has to offer, and pair it with a bottle of wine from Il Palazzo’s wine cellar.
Il Palazzo – Taking a contemporary approach to classic regional favorites, the restaurant has five cozy dining rooms and private spaces available for special occasions. Complement the chefs’ traditional Italian flavors and innovative creations with local and international wines from the restaurant’s extensive wine cellar.
AUREVO – This is the perfect place for a casual lunch or leisurely evening meal of sustainable cuisine overlooking the pool and enchanting rolling hills. Try the handcrafted wood-oven pizzas for a mouth-watering meal.
Lounge Bar – The glass walls and summer terrace of the casual cocktail and wine bar sets a relaxed vibe in stunning surroundings. Stop by for local wines, classic cocktails, and light bites with spectacular views.
Le Marzoline – A traditional Italian trattoria, Le Marzoline offers the best of both worlds — a picturesque terrace and welcoming dining room with large windows that invite the outdoors in. Sample the flavors of Emilia-Romagna — think cannelloni, ragu, and risotto with roasted meats and locally-sourced fresh vegetables.
The VarSana Spa’s unique treatments are the heart of the Italian resort, so whether you choose a Vichy shower or an icefall treatment, or go for some traditional sauna lounging, you will experience "Il Dolce Far Niente" — the sweetness of doing nothing. For more action, play a round of tennis or squash, work out in the gym with a personal trainer. Or for a long-lasting souvenir, take a masterclass with the hotel’s chef to learn how to cook regional Italian favorites. At the end of the day, dip into the five fresh and seawater pools and look out across the mountains as you do a few laps.
For time away from this oasis, hire a bike to explore the Bolognese hills or arrange a tee time at Golf Club Le Fonti, just a 10-minute drive away. There are shopping centers nearby, and the Varignana medieval fortress, the ancient village of Dozza, and Clatern archaeological site are all rich in history.
Other nearby attractions include:
- Castel Guelfo shopping outlets
- The Cesarine traditional cooking lessons
- The Lamborghini Museum
- Galleria Ferrari, Maranello
Palazzo di Varignana Resort and Spa
Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa sits in the Italian countryside in the historic village of Varignana, Italy, which overlooks the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Claterna. The Adriatic beaches and cities of Ravenna and Ferrara are under an hour away by car.
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport is 19 mi / 31 km away.
Trains from Bologna Central Station are 11 mi / 19 km away, and can take you to and from Florence, Milan, Venice, and Rome.
The hotel’s secure, on-site parking is complimentary.