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Palazzo di Varignana

Palazzo di Varignana

Italy still has many unexplored nooks and crannies. The expansive resort Palazzo di Varignana, originally an elegant 18th-century villa, sits in the rolling hills to the east of Bologna. This is where a relaxing holiday awaits you, not just because of the several outdoor pools, the spacious wellness centre and the numerous sports options, but mainly because you will enjoy an ocean of space here.


Caractère clients receive a bottle of wine in their room. Children under the age of 12 receive a small present.

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The hotel is open all year round.


150 rooms and 5 individual villas.


Check-in is possible from 2 pm. Check-out is before 11 am.


From 285 euros.


  • The tourist tax is approximately 3 euros per person per day and applies from the age of 14. You can pay this amount on site.
  • Dogs up to 10 kg are welcome for around 30 euros per night. You can pay this amount on site.

About the rooms

All rooms are modernly furnished and distributed over five buildings. They have a TV, telephone, minibar, safe, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and either carpet or parquet floors. The bathrooms have a shower, a toilet, a bidet, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Our favourite room

Our favourite rooms are the type 'deluxe' with a terrace or garden or the 'deluxe prestige' which is more contemporary and has a terrace with a nice view of the hills.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

The five outdoor swimming pools are open from mid-May to late September. There is a separate children's pool, a hydromassage pool and a pool that is covered in winter. Free loungers, parasols and towels are available.

Work out and wind down

There is a wellness centre in which children from the age of 16 are welcome. You can freely use the indoor swimming pool, hydromassage, sauna, hammam and Kneipp trail for 3 hours a day. There is a health centre for health advice, including diet and sleep programmes. You can use the fitness, bicycles, the playground and the workout trail for free. At an additional charche you can get electric bikes in summer, play tennis, squash, basketball, go paddle and use the putting green. 12 km away you can also play golf (18 holes). Motorbike lovers can head to the Ducati museum in Borgo Panigale at 28 km. A new health centre was opened in the hotel. In the centre, the staff will listen to guests' needs and help them find solutions to live a healthier and longer life.


The hotel has communicating rooms, type 'deluxe'. They are ideal for families with children! Children up to 12 years old get a small gift in the room.

palazzo di varignana restaurant

Food & drink

top table

You'll feel like royalty at restaurant Treno Royale, where you can dine on a saturday in a vintage train coach that dates back to 1921. A unique and luxurious experience!

There is a breakfast buffet. In the afternoon and evening, the 'Pool & Lounge' bar offers a wide choice of snacks, pastas and salads and an à la carte menu of regional and Italian dishes. Some evenings, pizzas are baked in the wood-fired oven. The trattoria Le Marzoline serves traditional dishes. In good weather, meals can be enjoyed on the terrace. For more refined cuisine, you should head to the restaurant Il Grifone. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available on request.

palazzo di varignana omgeving


The hotel is set in a quiet and panoramic location in an estate of about 30 hectares in the green hills to the east of Bologna, which is about 19 km away. Ravenna, known for its stunning mosaics is at 65 km, Ferrara and Modena at 70 km and Parma at 120 km.

Are you travelling by plane?

Bologna airport is around 31 kilometres away.


There is a transfer available between the airport and the hotel, which costs around 60 euros per journey. You can pay this amount on site.

Do you have a (rental) car?

You can park your car in the car park free of charge. There are also charging points available. The hotel is 1132 kilometres away from Brussels.

Caractère review

Very complete 'resort' with a quiet location, comfortable rooms and plenty of relaxation options, in a less touristy region that has a lot to offer!

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