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Nestled in the Italian hills of Emilia-Romagna, only a short drive from Bologna, Palazzo di Varignana is an 18th century villa which has been restored to its original grandeur to house a luxurious hotel and spa.
There are 140 rooms and suites spread across the resort, each offering comfortable and chic interiors and making the most of natural light and beauty of the surrounding area. The larger rooms and suites come with private terraces or balconies, showcasing the stunning surroundings.
With four magnificent venues for dining, including outdoor seating areas for savouring your meals al fresco over the summer months, you are spoilt for choice at Palazzo di Varignana. For a sophisticated evening, the extravagant Il Palazzo restaurant - with its gourmet dishes created from lovely local ingredients - is the perfect place. For a more relaxed evening, head to Le Marzoline to enjoy a traditional Italian trattoria style eatery.
Begin your days by exploring the six trails around the resort, where you'll find yourself winding through whimsical woodlands, gliding through gorgeous gardens, or lazing by leisurely lakes. Swim in one of the five spectacular outdoor pools or challenge your partner to a game of tennis. Unwind in VarSana Spa, indulging in a holistic, personalised treatment that will leave you feeling wonderfully relaxed. Conclude your evening by sipping your way through the extensive cocktail list in the intimate Lounge Bar.
With its five outdoor pools, tennis courts, al fresco dining and gorgeous gardens, there are oodles of opportunities to soak up the sultry Italian evenings during your stay.
Nick, Original Traveller