Location: Bologna, Italy

Special features: Spa and gardens

Tucked away in a sleepy hamlet lies Palazzo di Varignana, a four star luxury resort and spa. Located just 20 minutes from Bologna airport and an even shorter distance from the historic city itself, the hotel is surrounded by miles of empty plush countryside. Whilst nature itself is enough to bring guests a sense of calm and tranquility, the hotel’s spa and wellness facilities are among the heavyweights. A recent winner of the Best Spa in Italy award at the European Health and Spa Awards in Vienna, Palazzo di Varignana’s top-of-the-range treatments combine ancient rituals from Japan, Morocco, Turkey and Rome with high-tech innovations. 

Palazzo di Varignana have three independent villas decorated with slick and polished interiors. Guests can enjoy all of the hotel’s amenities including spending a lazy afternoon in the immaculate and esteemed gardens which have joined the prestigious network of the ‘Great Italian Gardens.’

Palazzo di Varignana

Rio Rosso Country Villa
A two floored stoned villa, immersed in 33,000sqm of vegetable garden

The villa offers four elegant and rustic bedrooms with wooden beams and bare bricks walls. Two of the bedrooms have a private living room and one has a dedicated kitchen. On the ground floor is a large living area and a patio with an outdoor hot tub. In the far distance, the blue skies and green countryside are only interrupted by the views of the Church of San Lorenzo and the Torre dei Malvezzi which dates back to 1078.
La pergola sleeps a total of 8 people.

Cost is on a request basis. To find out more information, you can email or call the hotel directly:


+ 39 051 19938300


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