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A modern and elegant spa hotel in a quiet spot near Bologna – includes breakfast, spa access, a suite option and spa and dining discounts
Set in rural Bologna, 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, along with a generously proportioned wellness area – complete with indoor pool, sensory showers and luxe treatment rooms – will have you truly understand Italian charm day-in, day-out.
When you're not meandering around the medieval network of Bologna itself, there's plenty to keep you occupied on site. Join a meditation or yoga class, Nordic-walk, trek or cycle, or learn a new skill with a cookery class or two. There's a golf course just 10 minutes away by car, or head to Attilio Beach Club for some time on the Italian sands. Palazzo di Varignana has earned itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Good to know
Please note that the Pool and Lounge Restaurant is now called Hotel Restaurant Aurevo and will be open from 21 April 2018, seven days a week, for lunch and dinner. Il Palazzo Restaurant will be open for dinner only on Saturday.
Please note that a city tax of €2 per person, per night is payable at the hotel upon check-out.
In order to avoid disappointment, please remember to pre-book spa entry and treatments.
Discovering the medieval feat of the Towers of Bologna
Relaxing with some well-deserved downtime in the generously-sized spa
Soaking up the resort's grandeur and beautiful gardens
Exploring the resort's five outdoor pools and their unique features
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