Divine Bologna palazzo with a tranquil spa
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Deluxe Prestige room
A modern and elegant spa hotel in a quiet spot near Bologna – includes breakfast, spa access, a suite option, and spa and dining discounts. Fully refundable - book with confidence
- La dolce vita: Set in rural Bologna, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning Palazzo di Varignana offers an intimate stay steeped in the area's rich history – from here you're close to many stunning archaeological sites, which are full of frescoes and mosaics. The resort's storied surrounds, including beautifully landscaped gardens, will have you truly immersed in Italian charm day-in, day-out.
- Blissful spa: Varsana Spa is set over 2,500 square metres and offers five indoor and outdoor swimming pools (including a fresh salt-water pool that's integrated into the spa thanks to a telescopic crystal roof), a steam bath, bio-sauna, Finnish sauna (as well as an on-site sauna expert and Aufguss ceremony), hammam, ice shower, sensory showers, Kneipp circuit and relaxation area. There are 10 spa fusion cabins, as well as a well-equipped gym.
- Italian classics: Il Palazzo Restaurant is the resort's charming eatery. Set in the 17th-century Villa Bentivoglio, it serves tried and tested Italian dishes with a contemporary twist. Aurevo is set in the gardens and looks over the outdoor pool and water fountains. Le Marzoline is a trattoria-style dining spot for dinner Monday to Sunday, and serves lunch on weekends too.
Please note that some dining and leisure facilities may be closed. Please call the hotel before you travel to find out if facilities have reopened.
- Landscaped garden
- Outdoor pools
- Indoor pool
- Lounge bar
How to get there
Bologna airport is just over half an hour's drive away, whilst Bologna Fiera is reachable in approximately 25 minutes.
Good to know
Il Palazzo Restaurant opens for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, between 3 May and 30 September only.
The spa is open from 9am-9pm seven days a week, and children are allowed to use the spa between 9am-1pm. In order to avoid disappointment, please remember to pre-book spa entry and treatments. The four-hour access to the crystal pool with whirlpool will be available, and guests can also use the five outdoor pools.
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We cannot guarantee access to hotel facilities (e.g restaurant or spa), as these are subject to change due to COVID-19. We advise you check with the hotel two weeks before your trip. If you choose not to travel, you must actively cancel up to eight days in advance to ensure a full refund.
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