Palazzo di Varignana

Emilia Romagna

“Palazzo di Varignana rises in the elegant setting of the hills of the town from which it takes its name, a few kilometers from Bologna and Castel San Pietro Terme, totally immersed in the spectacle of the lush landscape. The heart of the resort is Palazzo Bentivoglio, an ancient villa dating back to 1705 and renovated respecting the charm of its history.”

 The complex rests on 30 hectares of land divided between vast green spaces, parks, water sources and breathtaking views, giving life to different structures connected by underground corridors or elegant internal streets, to create a real hamlet divided into six elegant housing complexes that contain 134 rooms, for which a linear and contemporary style has been chosen, with warm colors and materials that adapt gently to the hilly nature.

Thanks to its favorable hilly position, the resort offers sports courses to allow guests of all ages and levels of athletic training to fully experience the beauty of the surrounding areas. Through an App that can be downloaded for free on your smartphone, you can choose between routes of different lengths and difficulties: from the simplest and most relaxing walks between the rows and olive groves of the farm to routes of higher difficulty for lovers of jogging and bike tours. Our Gravel cycling routes have variable mileage from 10 to 54 km to discover the beauties of the area surrounding the resort, such as the famous village of Dozza, one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy.

A Unique SPA

Returning from sporting leisure, a 3700 square meter spa awaits the guest between outdoor pools and indoor wellness paths. In 2021, the traditional path of over 1700 square meters is enriched with two new areas that see the present territory with an original and unique offer: the White Gold Quarry and the Grotta dei Calanchi. To complete the wellness offer, rooms dedicated to Ars Vivendi rituals, where you can find harmony and well-being between body and mind


Three restaurants offer regional and international specialties, always respecting the territory and using raw materials at km 0 of excellence. Thanks to our farm, our guests can enjoy dishes with seasonal products as well as a selection of extra virgin olive oils and wines from the surrounding vineyards.

Il Palazzo

The sophisticated, stylish interiors, perfectly accompanying the historical setting of the Villa, combine with a cuisine that exalts noble tastes and a strong local tradition which is also focussed on a new contemporary approach. The five elegant, discreet dining rooms can accommodate up to 50 people, while a separate dining room for 24 may be booked for special occasions.


Aurevo is a tribute to our Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Green Gold of these lands, precious fruit of the olive groves that today draw the profile of the resort, that has become the soul of our kitchen: a direct, contemporary and sustainable cuisine, a meeting between Emilia Romagna Region and Italian excellences, the result of the work of a team of young and creative chefs, capable of giving new life to tradition.

Pizzas are also available from Wednesday to Sunday, from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

Le Marzoline

Is a homage to the typical “trattoria” of the bolognese area, immersed in the lush greenery of the hills surrounding  Varignana.

An ancient 2 floors country house  completely restored and designed to accommodate a total of 90 people in the indoor area, while during the summertime another 100 can be accomodated in the charming exterior dehor.

What we like

The 3700 square meter SPA
The spectacular location
The ancient Palazzo mixed with modern facilities
The many activities for all types of customers

Excursions can be practiced in this structure

Bike Friendly Services

a bike rental agreement with the following models is available

  • Road Cycling
  • Mountain Bike
  • E-Bike
  • Gravel Bike
Bike Room
Customized Bike Rental
Guide / Accompanying Expert
GPX Tracks
Sport Massage
Sport Menu
Afternoon snack for cyclists on return
Emergency Shuttle
Transfer airport station with bike
Bike in the room allowed
Baby Sitting Service
Electric Recharge
Shopping Tour
Cultural and enogastronomic itineraries
Cooking Courses


  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness
  • Animals Allowed

Where we are

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Via Ca' Masino 611 A 40024 Varignana, Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna)

Tel: +39 051 19938300

Email: info@palazzodivarignana.com

Website: www.palazzodivarignana.com/en-GB/

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