Palace of Varignana in Bologna
Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA is located in the elegant setting of the hills of the village 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.
Born from an ancient villa of 1705, Palazzo Bentivoglio, renovated respecting the ancient charm of its history. Around the Villa, the heart of the resort, the complex lies on 30 hectares of land divided between vast green spaces, parks, water sources and breathtaking views, giving life to various structures connected by underground corridors or elegant internal roads, to create a real village divided into five elegant residential complexes that enclose 90 rooms, for which a linear and contemporary style has been chosen, with warm colors and materials that adapt softly to the hilly nature.
This timeless style is found in all types of rooms, whose dimensions start from a minimum of 23 square meters, a choice that guarantees comfort and intimacy. Equipped with every comfort and high technological standards, each room favors a complete immersion in the surrounding space, with large windows, patios and balconies that tend towards the valley with natural spontaneity.
The history of the Palace of Varignana
The history of Varignana began in the second century BC with the foundation of the city of Claterna by the Romans.
This town in the Roman era prospered economically, thanks above all to the consul Marco Emilio Lepido who in the 189 BC made it cross by the famous street that bears his name: La via Emilia.
Unlike many cities founded in Roman times, Claterna unfortunately did not survive the collapse of the western empire, since with the arrival of the Middle Ages, radically changed the defensive needs of the city, which was gradually abandoned. The inhabitants moved to a village protected by hills and wide walls where, after a long period of transitions, around the X century AD, the Castle of Varignana was founded.
Throughout the medieval period the village continued to expand and change structurally - with the construction of the church of San Lorenzo, at the northern entrance of the village - and politically, with the admission of Varignana to the town of Castel San Pietro.
The castle always maintained its vocation as a fortified village, and the tower-house, seat of administrative authority, still today testifies its ancient splendor.
Varignana returns to the center of political events with the French occupation, more precisely with the entry into service, in the 1794, of Count Antonio Bentivoglio who resided in the majestic Palazzo Bargellini-Bentivoglio, built almost a century before (1705), from the Count Orazio Bargellini is made by Francesco Angiolini, perhaps, the most famous architect of eighteenth-century Bologna.
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Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA is located in the elegant setting of the hills of the village 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. In this fantastic setting, guests can relax and take advantage of the different facilities offered by the resort:
• The "Il Palazzo" Restaurant born within the historic frame of Villa Bentivoglio and offers a creative cuisine, obtained by reworking the best dishes of the Emilia-Romagna tradition.
• The "Pool & Lounge Restaurant" It is completely surrounded by bright glass walls, is set in the green of the park and overlooks the pool, becoming the ideal place to enjoy a simple and light cuisine or enjoy one of our pizzas cooked in a wood oven.
• "VarSana SPA" is another pride of the resort, 1900 square meters of pure wellness and relaxation, offering many services including pools with jets and waterblades, sensory showers, bio-sauna, 3 SPA suites dedicated to couples treatments and many others . All services are made exclusive by the use of only natural and customized products.
• "VarSana Sport" Starting in May, 2015 new sports environments increase the value of the resort, underlining its commitment to absolute well-being. New tennis courts, squash and paddle courts integrated in full respect of the territory and adjacent to the path vitae and outdoor pools are to enrich the resort's sports facilities.
• The "Bentivoglio Convention Center" offers a plenary room of 300 square meters with natural light with modular walls able to offer the versatility required for every type of event, thanks to the high technology that distinguishes these rooms, equipped for every need from watching movies in Full HD to wi-fi at videoconferences. Foyer adjacent to 200 square meters, ideal for welcome and coffee breaks.
• "The Belvedere Space" is a large multi-purpose area of 400 square meters, with a foyer of almost 150 square meters, inserted in the naturalistic context of the park is the ideal location for any type of event or ceremony, from wedding to corporate dinner.
• The garden In the 2015, Palazzo di Varignana also extends its possessions, enriching the charm of its park with the acquisition of one of the gardens included in the prestigious Network Grandi Giardini Italiani.
Places of interest nearby
The town of Dozza is an interesting medieval village; art plays a role of great importance in the cultural life of the country that hosts a Biennale of the Painted Wall, an event that sees artists of different origins find themselves in its streets to paint the walls of buildings, thus creating a wonderful art gallery in the sky open. Absolutely worth visiting in Dozza is also the imposing Rocca Sforzesca which houses a picture gallery and a regional wine shop, where it is possible to taste and buy the most renowned wines of Emilia Romagna.
The Lamborghini museum
The greatest Lamborghini creations, hundreds of historical photos and explanations accompany the visitor through the daring dreams of Ferruccio Lamborghini, while a magical atmosphere evokes the thrilling and courageous days of the post-war period. All this happens in the magnificent structure of the Ferruccio Lamborghini Multipurpose Center, where even the smallest architectural details are inspired by the typical style of the famous local car manufacturer.
Every corner of this great city tells the story of our country. The Medieval Old Town, one of the best preserved in Europe, is characterized by its 40 kilometers of arcades and the red brick of the buildings that plunge the city into a warm and unmistakable atmosphere. The "Due Torri", a true symbol of the city, are the last testimony of the almost two hundred tower-houses that dominated it in the Middle Ages.
Next to the history that is hidden among palaces, squares, prestigious museums, churches and beautiful gardens, the city pulsates with life day and night in the numerous taverns, theaters, open-air markets, in the shops of typical products, heirs of a culinary tradition that made it so famous.
A small city, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, famous as the capital of the Duchy of Estense until the 1598, the year of the Devolution to the State of the Church. Today it has preserved the tranquility of the Italian provincial towns, while maintaining the testimonies of its ancient splendor.
The Estense Castle dominates the city with its forms, around the splendid Cathedral we still find the streets of the medieval area, with its alleys and its small churches in Gothic style, the ancient Jewish Ghetto and the Synagogues.
Ravenna is an interweaving of history that goes from Roman emperors, to the reign of the popes, up to be decorated a gold medal for military valor, rich in monuments and churches, gave hospitality and eternal rest to Dante Alighieri and Anita Garibaldi. Any point in the city is visited, from the Basilica of San Francesco to the mausoleum of Theodoric to the tomb of Dante Visitare, allowing you to relive a period of Italian history.
Rimini is not only a holiday resort of the Romagna Riviera, but also a city of historical and cultural level not indifferent. Colony founded by the Romans in 268 BC, On its soil the Roman emperors erected numerous monuments such as the Arch of Augustus, the Tiberius Bridge and the Amphitheater, while during the early Renaissance, under the Malatesta, his court was a of the most lively of the time, hosting the likes of Leon Battista Alberti, Piero della Francesca, Roberto Valturio and Matteo de 'Pasti who produced works such as the Tempio Malatestiano, which today can be admired inside the historical center.
The oldest Republic of Europe does not live only in history.
Events, festivals, competitions and sporting competitions, music and theater are part of a series of proposals that will allow visitors to experience new emotions in the context of one of the most evocative tourist destinations in the world. From shopping to cultural events, passing through the revisiting of important historical events, there are always a thousand occasions to visit San Marino.
At the foot of Mount Titano, there are the "Maranello Rosso" museums entirely dedicated to the history, life and cars of Enzo Ferrari and Carlo Abarth, here visitors will immerse themselves completely in the particular atmosphere of these brands, becoming protagonists of a exciting journey in the history of the most famous machines in the world.
Founded by the Romans in the first century BC, it is an important city with its industries and crafts, commerce and culture, art and science.
City prince of Italian art and maximum exposition of the Renaissance, mother of language and national genius. Lying in a basin surrounded by hills that extends on the banks of the Arno, it has an exceptional artistic heritage, composed by the works of Cimabue and Giotto, (considered the fathers of Italian painting) passing by the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Boccaccio and Dante.
Visiting the historic center thanks to fascinating structures such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, the Uffizi Gallery, Il Bargello and the Accademia Gallery, the churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce and the famous Palazzo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio it is impossible not to consider Florence as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Visit to the traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena
Discovering the honest pleasure of the countryside, proposing a visit to an acetaia and the restaurant that offers the surprising uses of a "liquid" whose production tools were handed down from generation to generation, constituting the "dowry" for the girls . Only after an adequate period of aging, the product achieves that surprising balance of aromas and flavors that allows it to boast the protected designation of origin (PDO). Aging takes place in a series of small barrels (drums), of different woods and of decreasing volume, giving the vinegar a unique consistency and aroma. During the visits will be given explanations on what are the main rules that are followed to get the best Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, and finally, you can taste the products that you have seen.
The Ferrari Gallery
Official exhibition of the Prancing Horse House, a stone's throw from the most famous factory in the world. A true guardian of the myth, the Ferrari Museum was born in Maranello in the 1990 with the name of Galleria Ferrari and has always gathered inside the cars, the images and the trophies that have written the history of its famous brand. The museum is divided into two large rooms where the most significant vintage and contemporary cars are exhibited, historical images and films, relics, trophies, sophisticated mechanical and electronic components.