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Palazzo di Varignana

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana
Palazzo Di Varignana

Overview

Palazzo Di Varginana is set in the hills of the glorious Bolognese countryside, offering a point of stillness far away from hectic daily life. This hotel, which is a restored 18th century villa, represents Italian sophistication with its lush gardens - part of the network called 'Great Italian Gardens', delicious and healthy food and a vast spa. Spa is a true gem and highlight of the hotel. With 5 swimming pools and recently refurbished facilities it is an oasis of relaxation and tranquility. For more serious wellness guests the In Forma retreat, led by in-house coach Dr Annamaria Acquaviva, can tackle your lifestyle issues to find your optimal shape. Cultural city of Bologna is within easy reach which makes this hotel a perfect spot for a restorative spa break with a city flavour. 

When to go

Best time to visit is Spring and Autumn which offer milder temperature. The summers are hot and humid. Winters are cold, partly cloudy with possible rainfalls.
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What we love

  • Ofuro tub, which invokes a traditional Japanese atmosphere, is heated to 39 degrees. Before you dive in, a bamboo body and face scrub is provided for a deep skin cleansing
  • Remarkable gardens, which are part of the 'Great Italian Gardens', are perfect for a quiet walk with low walls, terraces, fountains and an infinity pool
  • Town of Bologna is within easy reach and is a perfect place to experience a real meaning of 'la dolce vita'!

Who should go

  • Culture vultures who want some history combined with a luxurious spa holiday
  • Independent solo traveller who wants to enjoy a quiet spa break and does not mind their own company
  • Perfect spa break for couples, girlfriends or mother and daughter - enjoy hotel facilities and head to Bologna for culture or shopping!

Offers

  • Free spa credit per room (credit can be used Monday to Friday)
  • - £50 for min stay 3 nights 
  • - £75 for min stay 6 nights
  • Free return airport transfer (or train station) with minimum stay 6 nights
  • Repeat guests who visited the hotel with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: All above + free room upgrade (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • Free night offer: Stay 7/ pay 6, (only with a pre-purchased spa programme, not valid between 2 - 6 April, 9 -13 Sept, 27 Sept - 1 Oct, 19 - 23 Oct and 30 Dec - 1 Jan 2022) *
  • Early Bird: 10% discount if booked 30 days prior, booking on this offer is non-refundable (only with a pre-purchased spa programme, not valid between 2 - 6 April, 9 -13 Sept, 27 Sept - 1 Oct, 19 - 23 Oct and 30 Dec - 1 Jan 2022), not available online - contact us to book *

*Offers are not combinable


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Bed & Breakfast Stay

Just the hotel, no programmes
£81
per person

Exclusive Wellbeing Booster

Our signature wellbeing booster programme promises to relax your body and soothe your soul. Enjoy your 2 spa treatments and 1 private activity of your choice as well as daily 3 hours access to a vast spa area. Minimum 3 nights stay.
£430
per person

Exclusive Flexible Fitness

Our signature flexible fitness programme gives you a choice of 3 private fitness activities. Each class is 60 minutes long and you can mix and match the way you like. Increase your overall fitness, try something new or simply have fun! Relaxing massage is also included as well as daily 3 hours access to vast spa facilities. Minimum stay is 4 nights.
£556
per person

Deep Sleep 3 nights retreat

Deep Sleep is a programme designed by Dr. Annamaria Acquaviva with a holistic approach and with the aim of raising awareness about sleep disorders. It includes a complete innovative well-being plan based on the most recent acquisitions in the scientific field: functional and chronotype-based nutrition combined with a personalized physical activity plan and specific spa treatments. The program promotes metabolic activity and good quality rest, fights oxidative stress and supports the immune system. This retreat is designed for 3 nights.
£837
per person

In Forma 3 nights retreat

Discover a correct lifestyle with your health coach, Dr. Annamaria Acquaviva, to find your optimal shape. A journey of knowledge to find out which type of diet, sport and activities are indicated to redefine and improve your physical shape. Retreat is s highly innovative and based on the most recent scientific findings, aims to stimulate metabolic activity, fight oxidative stress and support the immune system. This retreat is designed for 3 nights.
£851
per person

In Forma 6 nights retreat

Discover a correct lifestyle with your health coach, Dr. Annamaria Acquaviva, to find your optimal shape. A journey of knowledge to find out which type of diet, sport and activities are indicated to redefine and improve your physical shape. Retreat is s highly innovative and based on the most recent scientific findings, aims to stimulate metabolic activity, fight oxidative stress and support the immune system. This retreat is designed for 6 nights.
£1,673
per person

Deep Sleep 6 nights retreat

Deep Sleep is a programme designed by Dr. Annamaria Acquaviva with a holistic approach and with the aim of raising awareness about sleep disorders. It includes a complete innovative well-being plan based on the most recent scientific findings: functional and chronotype-based nutrition combined with a personalised physical activity plan and specific spa treatments. The programme promotes metabolic activity and good quality rest, fights oxidative stress and supports the immune system. This retreat is designed for 6 nights.
£1,730
per person

Wellness

Varsana Spa created a new concept that blends all aspects of wellbeing with the ancient rituals of Japan, Morocco and Rome which are combined with the high-tech innovations of 21st century. This formula aims to restore your balance and harmonise your mind as well as body. In 2020, Varsana won the Best Spa in Italy award at the prestigious European Health & Spa Awards.

You can chose your treatments from a holistic spa menu but if you wish to go deeper you can also participate in their 'In Forma' retreat. These retreats are highly personalised and you would be supervised by Annamaria Acquaviva - the in-house nutritionist. Programme is innovative, uses the latest scientific findings and its aim is to stimulate metabolic activity, fight oxidative stress and support the immune system. 

For more details on Annamaria please read a blog about her here

At Varsana Spa the facilities are extensive and you can enjoy a 'Traditional path' which is a circuit consisting of bath and sensory showers, bio-sauna, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, ice waterfall, sound pool, Kneipp path, indoor pool with jets and blade of water, hydromassage seats, salt quarry, mud cave. Other spa facilities include hammam, spa stream and ofuro tub. Spa also has a relaxation area with a herbal tea corner. 

Hotel has 5 outdoor swimming pools that are open in the summer (between April and September), including a separate pool for children. Fitness center is equipped with the latest technology. Hotel is perfect for sports with tennis court, squash, basketball, paddle court, biking and hiking trail. Outdoor yoga or Pilates sessions can be organised. 

Example treatments at Palazzo di Varignana
  • Facial treatments by Sarah Chapman
  • Facial and body treatments by Tauleto
  • Facial and body treatments by Dr Joseph
  • Chakra massage
  • Drainage
  • Shiatzu
  • Signature treatments
  • Rituals

Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Squash
  • Paddle court
  • Tennis
  • Nordic walking 
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Walk around gardens
  • Vegetable garden


Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Golf
  • Town of Bologna
  • Castel San Pietro Terme
  • Dozza
  • Ravenna
  • San Marino
  • Fidenza village for shopping 

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga 
  • Pilates
  • Guided tours of the gardens
  • Group tennis lesson

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

Palazzo di Varignana is a 18th century villa which has been restored to its original glory. There are 140 rooms and suites in total, ranging from standard rooms to one bedroom or a presidential suite. Rooms are divided in 7 different buildings and there are no rooms in the main building. Higher room categories have balconies or patios offering different views of surrounding landscapes. All rooms are classic and stylish, combining a linear design with warm shades. 
Classic
These standard rooms are 23 - 25 Sqm. 

Rooms are contemporary offering views of the nature. 

Bedroom has a king size bed which can be split into twin beds. 

Bathroom has a shower. 

Room facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, LED TV with Sky and Pay TV, minibar, safe. bottle of water, laundry (extra cost), hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, La bottega dell’albergo for Palazzo di Varignana bathroom toiletries. 

Superior
Superior rooms, 25-35 SqM. 

They offer views of the resort and surrounding land spaces. 

Bedroom has a king size bed which can be split into twin beds.

Bathroom has a shower.

Room facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, LED TV with Sky and Pay TV, minibar, safe. bottle of water, laundry (extra cost), hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, La bottega dell’albergo for Palazzo di Varignana bathroom toiletries. 

Deluxe
Deluxe rooms are 25 - 35 SqM.

Rooms has spacious balconies or patios with views of the hills and private grounds. 

Bedroom has a king size bed which can be split into twin beds.

Bathroom has a shower.

Room facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, LED TV with Sky and Pay TV, minibar, safe. bottle of water, laundry (extra cost), hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, La bottega dell’albergo for Palazzo di Varignana bathroom toiletries. 

Deluxe Prestige
Deluxe Prestige rooms are 30 SqM with 12 SqM of patio.

Large patio is southerly positioned and offer views on natural surroundings, golf course and lakes. Room itself is ideal for those seeking privacy. 

Bedroom has a king size bed and bathroom has a shower.

Room facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, LED TV with Sky and Pay TV, minibar, safe, Nespresso coffee machine bottle of water, laundry (extra cost), hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, La bottega dell’albergo for Palazzo di Varignana bathroom toiletries. 

Junior Suite
Junior suite is 35 - 45 SqM.

Room are elegant and full on natural daylight thanks for large windows with patio or balcony. 

Bedroom has a king size bed which can be split into twins and bathroom has a shower.

Room facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, LED TV with Sky and Pay TV, minibar, safe, Nespresso coffee machine bottle of water, laundry (extra cost), hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, La bottega dell’albergo for Palazzo di Varignana bathroom toiletries. 

What’s on the menu

Hotel has 3 restaurants and a lounge bar with outdoor terrace where you can get a refreshing beverage and relax after a busy day. Cuisine consist of traditional Italian dishes showcasing flavors of Emilia-Romagna region but you will also find a range of international dishes. Aurevo Restaurant has a healthy salad menu which is available all year long.  Hotel has a large fruit and veg garden and produces its own high quality extra virgin olive oil as well as own jams and chutneys.

If you are booked on the In Forma retreat you will be having a special full board menu which was carefully designed by the in-house nutritionist and a chef. Food on the menu aims to stimulate your metabolic activity and support your immunity. You can also choose to eat from this menu if you pre-book full board. 


Aurevo
Aurevo
This informal restaurant is overlooking the pool and water features of solarium. Aurevo is open daily for relaxing lunch and dinner. Your breakfast will be served here.
Il Palazzo
Il Palazzo
Elegant restaurant is the most sophisticated dining venue at the hotel. Gourmet dishes are a representation of the local cuisine. There is also a wine cellar offering a selection of local and international labels.
La Marzoline
La Marzoline
La Marzoline is perfect for those who love culinary tradition of Emilia-Romagna region. Restaurant is a typical 'trattoria' of the bolognese area. Restaurant is open daily for dinner and also for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Location

Hotel is set in charming hills of Bologna surrounded by nothing but gardens and miles of Italian countryside. Historic Bologna is within easy reach. Town is a perfect getaway for 'la dolce vita' with medieval churches, ancient squares, market and restaurants. in 2015, hotel adjoined 3 hectares of gardens which is a part of important Italian network 'Great Italian Gardens'. 

Nearest airport

Nearest airport is Bologna which is about 25 minutes drive away. Second nearest airport is Florence or Venice, both are 1 and half hour away. 

You can also be picked up from Bologna train station. 

Families, Children & Infants

Hotel does welcome families with children. There is a kid's club and children outdoor playground. 

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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Wellness experts
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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
Value added benefits and discounts
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
Award winning service
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.