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Palazzo di Varignana,
Emilia Romagna

"A remarkable resort where nature, wellbeing, cuisine, and emotions combine to let guests embark on a transformative journey, surrounded by the authenticity of Emilia Romagna"


Emilia Romagna




4 star

Nestled amidst the serene splendour of the Bolognese hills, this resort in Emilia Romagna shows an original and sustainable model of widespread hospitality where history meets modernity. With its 150 rooms and suites, three exceptional restaurants, a 4000-square-meter spa featuring seven outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art gym, sports fields with a driving range, a modern conference centre, and versatile event spaces, Palazzo di Varignana offers an unparalleled array of amenities. The essence of the project lies in the restoration of historic buildings, forgotten rural lands, and abandoned farmhouses, breathing new life into neglected crops like olive trees and vines.

Perfectly located in the heart of Emilia Romagna, Palazzo di Varignana is just outside the wonderful city of Bologna, where medieval towers stand tall and vibrant piazzas invite guests to savour the local culinary delights. Delve into the region's renowned gastronomy, tasting the exquisite flavours of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, and traditional pasta dishes or embark on a daytrip to San Marino, the fifth smallest country in the world. The resort itself offers a wide range of activities and opportunities. Immerse yourself in the artful tranquillity of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and indulge in the revitalizing experience of a Japanese onsen. For those seeking active pursuits, tennis courts provide the perfect setting to engage in friendly competition or hone your skills.

The heart of this modern resort near Bologna is Palazzo Bentivoglio, a renovated country castle with four traditional towers dating back to 1705. Overall, in the rooms and suites every detail has been carefully curated to ensure the utmost comfort and convenience. The neutral hues with accents of rich dark brown exude a sense of understated elegance. State-of-the-art lighting enhances the ambiance, creating a soothing atmosphere for relaxation. Some rooms also feature an equipped private garden or a balcony, offering a stunning view on the magical spectacle of the hills or the charming private park. The suites also offer an additional touch of indulgence, with the option of enjoying a rejuvenating steam room experience in the luxurious hammam or relishing in the blissful serenity of an outdoor jacuzzi.

The Details


Castel San Pietro Terme, Emilia Romagna

Close to Bologna, Imola and Ferrara


Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Deluxe and Family Connecting rooms

Junior, One Bedroom, Vital SPA, Executive and Presidential suites


Balcony or private garden in some rooms

Jacuzzi or sauna in some suites

Minibar Flat screen TV with Sky and Dazn

Coffee machine


Swimming pools

Onsite restaurants and cafés

Wellness center & spa

Fitness centre

Tennis court


Air conditioning in all rooms

Free Wi-Fi

Free parking area

Custom-tailored retreats

Food and EVO oil tasting experiences on request

In this picturesque oasis nature's beauty embraces the essence of Emilia Romagna, representing an ideal retreat for anyone seeking lush landscapes, impeccable hospitality, and the authentic charm of the region.

Property availability

Palazzo di Varignana, Emilia Romagna

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The Location

The resort is in a 20 minutes’ drive distance from Bologna, one of the most charming cities in Central Italy, while in less than 30 minutes guests can reach Imola to visit the racetrack having hosted numerous Formula 1 races. San Marino is 1h40 away.

Exercise yourself in a beautiful atmosphere with a personal trainer
Share a delicious aperitif with your guests
Visit Palazzo di Varignana winery

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