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It's always a good time to visit Italy, but it's the summer months when this ever-popular destination comes alive. Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa located near the culinary capital of Bologna in the emerging Emilia-Romagna region is no exception. This quintessential 18th-century country residence is elegantly set on 75 acres of parkland with spectacular views of the infinite horizon. The resort has 90 spacious and chicly appointed accommodations and the lavish 4,000 square-foot, two-story Villa Amagioia located among the property’s manicured grounds, comes complete with private swimming pool, private chef on request and access to the resort’s many amenities accommodating up to 10 guests.

The latest offerings is the new Fusion Spa located within the resort’s 3,700 square-foot VarSana Spa boasting a space for authentic multi-cultural wellness practices including a Turkish Hammam, which involves an intense wet purification ritual of scrubbing, steaming and soaking followed by massage, and the Suntory Spa with Japanese wellness rituals, the first of its kind to be offered in Emilia-Romagna region. The Suntory Spa will mimic a Ryokan (a Japanese inn that served travelers in the mid 1600s-1800s). Traditionally designed in wood, rice paper, tatami and Ofuro (baths), Suntory will take spa-goers on an authentic Japanese journey in the heart of Italy. Holistic approaches, multi-disciplinary wellness, customized circuits, and sprawling indoor and outdoor pools, define the new VarSana Spa experience. 

The signature Il Palazzo Restaurant features skillful interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine incorporating the creativity and culture of the territory in an intimate and elegant setting. The charming Pool & Lounge Bar is surrounded by lush vegetation serving light Italian fare, and in the evening, becomes the setting for thematic events around the pool. 

See why Palazzo di Varignana has become a destination within a destination playing cultural host to music and art events taking place throughout the area. Visit


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