The Cool Pool of the Week: The Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa in Bologna

The Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa’s Crystal Pool

Millennials looking for a cool pool scene in Bologna, Italyshould take the plunge in The Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa's Crystal Pool, a heated infinity pool with views of the surrounding gardens. 

The Crystal Pool, which is part of the resort's VarSana Spa, includes a lap pool of freshwater and a relaxation pool of hyper-saline water with hydromassage technology. The Crystal Pool’s retractable glass roof provides guests year-round access.

For guests looking for some nearby refreshments, there is the adjacent Crystal Bar, which serves up fresh seasonal fruit and fruit-infused water.


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Advisors should note that during the summer, Palazzo di Varignana offers its guests a choice of five outdoor swimming pools of varying sizes and features, but the Crystal Pool is the only one open year-round.

Travel Agent was told that the pool can be rented out for parties and private functions. For private events, it is best to provide to book a few months ahead. Advisors looking to rent out the Crystal Pool should e-mail [email protected].

Palazzo di Varignana is an 18th-century country residence elegantly set in 30 hectares of parkland overlooking the hills of Varignana with views of the horizon that are as far as the Adriatic Riviera and the foothills of the Alps. Also, the hotel’s 90 rooms include private balconies and patios.

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