USD 215.–
per Night / per Room

Healing Hotel Extras:

  • Free access to golf driving range
  • Welcome gift in the room (Olive oil)
  • Early check-in (upon availability)
  • Late check-out (upon availability)
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Healing Focus

Palazzo di Varignana’s holistic approach to health and wellness is inspired by scientific director Dr Annamaria Acquaviva’s five pillars of health: inner harmony, a well-balanced diet, exercise, quality sleep, and cosmetic treatments. The resort offers programs tailored to your needs, to help you detox, get fit, sleep better or lose weight, as part of your journey to a healthier lifestyle. 

The Varsana SPA’s, directed by Jennifer Theiss wide range of treatments includes their signature water treatment program where you progress through a series of hot and cold pools, baths and saunas. There are two exclusive rooms – Cava d’Oro Bianco and Grotta dei Calanchi – inspired by the surrounding territory and ideal for Digital Detox. The spa also uses products made with ingredients grown on the estate, including extra-virgin olive oil, wine, saffron and pomegranate – the same ingredients that lie at the heart of the resort’s spectacular – and healthy – cuisine.


„A healing journey filled with Italian beauty, flavors and fragrances in the hills above Bologna.“
  • Historic
  • Rural
  • Water Therapy


Palazzo di Varignana is a harmonious blend of old and new, with a country castle built in 1705 at its heart. Conceived as a way of bringing new life to the historic buildings and abandoned farmland of the region, the resort has six private villas created utilizing old and neglected buildings, lovingly restored to create luxury residences, plus sparkling swimming pools, immaculate gardens, wild green spaces, and a farm that produces its own olive oil and wine, as well as produce for the resort. 

The rooms, suites and villas are restful, elegant spaces with plenty of natural light. Four restaurants, three bars and a winery give you a variety of dining and drinking options to choose from. The rich history of the region is woven through the resort: there’s a Roman amphitheater on the grounds, as well as archaeological artifacts and artworks to discover, with extensive walking and cycling trails through the rolling hills. And if history’s not your thing, you can work on your swing in the golf practice area.


Features & Benefits


  • 150 rooms
  • 6 private villas
  • 12 conference rooms


  • 5 restaurants 
  • 3 bars
  • local produce, regional and international cuisine, gourmet

Healing & Spa

Spa Facilities
  • Bio-Sauna
  • Finnish sauna
  • Steam room 
  • Kneipp bath
  • Ice waterfall
  • Hydrosound pool
  • Swimming pool with jets and water blade
  • Salt water pool with whirlpools 
  • Cava d’oro bianco – salt quarry
  • Grotta dei Calanchi – badlands cave
  • 7 outdoor swimming pools with hydromassage and chaise-longue with bubble micro-massage
Healing Therapie & Treatments
  • Nutritional Health Programs with Dr. Annamaria Acquaviva, nature therapy, health & wellbeing consultancy, yoga, hypno-inducing training with binaural stimulation, massages
Healing Therapies


  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Basketball
  • Golf

Sustainable & Social Practices

  • Committed to eliminating plastic, and use of locally-sourced raw materials as much as possible
  • Rainwater collection for sustainable irrigation of the golf course, vineyards and olive groves
  • Products packaged using paper made from food waste
  • Currently converting their produce to biological
  • Electric car charging
Elisabeth Ixmeier, COO, Founder
Dr. Elisabeth Ixmeier
Healing Hotels of the World
The Historic buildings are sensitively reimagined and repurposed to create a beautiful modern resort with a working farm.


Set in the hills outside Bologna, in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.


  • Train
    Trainstation Varignana: 5 min
  • Airplane
    Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport: 30 min
  • Car
    Bologna City Center: 30 min


Palazzo di Varignana
Via Ca’ Masino 611 A
40024 Varignana



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USD 215.–
per Night / per Room
  • Free access to golf driving range
  • Welcome gift in the room (Olive oil)
  • Early check-in (upon availability)
  • Late check-out (upon availability)

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