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Giardino di Palazzo di Varignana

Varignana, Bologna

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Dog Friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi Area
Modern garden
In the Name of the Rose

© Palazzo di Varignana, ©Grandi Giardini Italiani

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Via Ca' Masino, 611/A
40024 Varignana
Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)

T. +39 051 19938300
F. +39 051 19938380

GPS coordinates:
Latitudine: 44.077671
Longitudine: 11.742349


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Opening times

From June 1st, every day from 9am to 6pm

Booking required


€ 30 per person including a guided tour of the ornamental garden, guided tour of the Wunderkammer (private collection of Palazzo di Varignana) and the Claternate Mosaic, sensory experience with the Palazzo di Varignana Extra Virgin Olive Oil line with tasting guided by our Oil Sommelier
Experience available all year round

€ 40 per person including a guided tour of the ornamental garden, guided tour of the Wunderkammer (private collection) of Palazzo di Varignana and the Claternate Mosaic, sensory experience with the Palazzo di Varignana Extra Virgin Olive Oil line with tasting guided by our Oil Sommelier. E-Bike walk of the estates of Palazzo di Varignana among olive groves and vineyards (without accompaniment)
Experience available from June to September

€ 57 per person including guided tour of the ornamental garden, guided tour of the Wunderkammer (private collection of Palazzo di Varignana) and the Claternate Mosaic, picnic in the suggestive kitchen garden of the Ornamental Garden overlooking the elegant octagonal vineyard and with a view on the badlands of the Parco dei Gessi in Bologna
Available only in the period from June to September

€ 15 per person including a guided tour of the ornamental garden
Valid all year round for groups of at least 10 people

How to reach
By car
Highway A14 (Ancona-Bologna): take the exit Castel San Pietro; turn left following the indications for the Via Emilia until you get to the crossroads for Castel San Pietro. Turn right following the indications for Bologna and drive on Via Emilia for about 8 km. Follow the traffic signs for Varignana on your left, cross the Varignana historical center and then follow the road signs for the Resort.
Highway A1 (Milan-Bologna): take the exit San Lazzaro di Savena, then take the first exit on the right and follow the signs for the road called “Complanare”. Take the last possible exit and keep the left at the traffic circle. Carry on until you find another traffic circle: again, take the third exit (on the left). At the second traffic light, turn right. Go straight on until you find a small bridge on the left: turn left on via Varignana and follow the road signs for the Resort.

By train
Bologna Centrale, Bologna's main railway station, is located 19 km from Palazzo di Varignana. A pick-up shuttle service from the station is available upon request.

By plane
Guglielmo Marconi International Airport (BLQ) is about 11 km from Bologna city center and 30 km from Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA; the Resort offers a pick-up shuttle service from the airport upon request*.
Possibility to use a private airfield 10 km from the Resort for both turboprop and jets.
In 2015, Palazzo di Varignana adjoins to its prestigious outlets three hectares of luxurious Garden already part of the important Italian network “Grandi Giardini Italiani''.

Immersed in the beautiful scenery of the Emilian countryside, Palazzo di Varignana's inspiring Garden was designed by landscape architect Antonio Perazzi who created a magnificent Garden where the countryside, nature and formal features come together with irresistible spontaneity thanks to low walls, terraces, stairs, fountains and a beautiful infinity pool.

Remarkable is certainly the collection of oak trees selected by Mr. Perazzi, for a total of 100 copies with 76 different species, one of the most important arboreal heritage in Italy. After passing a small forestal covered walk of ash trees and other nati- ve plants, one arrives at the Garden's first part where geometric theme rooms open into each other and are harmoniously divided by hedges of ginko biloba, hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) and rows of trees maple (Acer campestre) which accommodate the bushes of roses, grasses, ornamental cherry and dogwood (Cornus mas) offering a view that stretches over the picturesque landscape. Beyond the apple blossom gallery and the roses, a green labyrinth appears (Labirinto Carlico).
It's original plan was designed in 2015 from landscape designer Sandro Ricci who created the harmonious union of the Garden with the existing twenty-hectare park. The originality of the design of the labyrinth derives from the overlap of Ilatro hedges (Phyllirea angustifolia) and an existing orchard. In the heart of the park, the real ornamental Garden winds its way around the former country villa, embracing it on every side. The five bedroom villa is surrounded by numerous herbaceous species, Mediterranean trees and shrubs, abundant blooms of broom and fragrant osmanthus bushes.The private park of Palazzo of Varignana and its Garden enriched with seven olive trees Olea europea, secular examples from Southern Italy.
Restaurant and Accomodation
Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA is a prestigious, elegant venue in the Emilia countryside. An eighteenth-century villa, restored to its original splendour, is the setting for an exclusive location for relaxing stays or business events.
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