Emilia Romagna - Bologna - CASTEL SAN PIETRO


STRUTTURA RICETTIVA. Santa Maria Maddalena is an elegant villa located just 2 km from the Palazzo di Varignana estate in Castel San Pietro Terme, near Bologna. It takes its name from Santa Maria Assunta alla Cappella, the medieval church dating from 1366, around which the sacristy, rectory and farmhouse were subsequently built. The entire architectural complex has been expertly renovated, giving rise to the current residence characterised by its refined style, attention to detail and embellished with specially created handcrafted decorations. The chapel - deconsecrated in 1986 - remains an integral part of the villa, has an ample surface area and partly preserves the original frescoes of unquestionable historical charm. The property dominates the surrounding hilly landscape, giving those who stay here unforgettable moments of relaxation immersed in nature, without renouncing any comforts. Located at the top of the hill, it offers a splendid view of the Amphitheater on the vineyard, part of the Palazzo di Varignana estate. In addition, guests can take advantage of the many extra services provided by the resort not far away, enjoying discounts and concessions, from access to the Varsana Spa, to the tennis, squash, basketball and padel courts, to booking golf, tennis, squash and yoga lessons, to food experiences such as wine and oil tasting in the resort's internal farm, or to dining in one of the three in-house restaurants.



The villa has two floors, connected by an old stone staircase and modern lifts. On the ground floor, a hallway leads from the main entrance to the laundry room and the bar area equipped with a countertop, ideal for preparing cocktails. Continuing on, you come to the kitchen with central island, the elegant dining area with ornamental fireplace and the living room that faces the garden through a second entrance door. From the dining area, a door leads to the old deconsecrated chapel (accessible directly from the outside as well), preceded by a hallway delimited on the right and left by two arches and a column. The ground floor is completed by two guest bathrooms of which one for disabled and a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub and shower and direct access out to the pool-side garden, reached via six steps and equipped with a retractable smart TV. The first floor, reached via the main stone staircase or, alternatively, by a lift is composed of the sleeping area with four double bedrooms, one of which is preceded by six steps, all with ensuite bathroom with shower. A bedroom on the first floor with en suite bathroom is particularly spacious and suitable for disabled access. All bedrooms are equipped with a safe and minibar


The property is an oasis of peace and tranquillity just 2 km from the Palazzo di Varignana estate, set in a dominant and privileged position with a breathtaking 360° view over the surrounding hills. The totally fenced park, enjoys independence and privacy, extends for more than 8400 sq m among centuries-old olive trees, hedges, bushes and blooms. The elegant wrought-iron entrance gate leads to the parking area with space for up to 7 cars. A comfortable paved area surrounds the villa with a panoramic outdoor dining area equipped with table, chairs and umbrella, ideal for enjoying outdoor lunches or dinners while admiring the splendid view of the swimming pool and the hills. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The splendid infinity pool is located about 50 m from the villa, in a slightly lower position, reached from the lawn area in front of the secondary entrance or down a paved ramp with steps. Measuring more than 60 sq m, the pool consists of two rectangular tubs, one of which with hydromassage. The largest tub measures 5.90 x 10 m with a constant depth of 1.39 m while the hydromassage tub measures 3.20 x 5.90 m with a depth of 1 m. The pool is lined with renolit and purified with chlorine. The large paved solarium area, bordered by a fence with gate, is equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds and two outdoor showers. The pool will remain open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October.

Pets: Yes. 15€ per day per animal
Handicap: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning
  • internet wi-fi connection
  • smart tv
  • bluetooth speaker
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • american coffee machine
  • espresso coffee machine
  • moka (italian coffee machine)
  • toaster
  • hand blender
  • squeezer
  • washing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • hair dryer
  • mosquito nets
  • portable barbecue
  • elevator

Location and distances

Santa Maria Maddalena is located in Castel San Pietro Terme, a town in Emilia that makes hospitality its main characteristic, certified as a "Slow City", thanks to which, since 2005, it has been part of the "International Network of Cities of Good Living" which are distinguished for the excellent quality of life and services offered to citizens and visitors. A town rich in historical charm, with its monuments and typical food and wine products of the area, the subject of numerous festivals and celebrations throughout the year. The villa is part of the Palazzo di Varignana estate, with its 3000 hectares of land on the hills of Bologna. Not far from Dozza, a charming medieval borgo, and from Imola, with its historical beauties, it is just 20 minutes by car from splendid Bologna, with its unmissable historic centre and the cultural vitality that distinguishes it.

Airport: Bologna 33 km, Forlì 63 km, Firenze 137 km, Venezia 181 km, Milano Linate 246 km
Train station: Varignana 8 km, Castel S. Pietro Terme 10 km, Ozzano dell'Emilia 10 km
Highways: Highway A14 exit Castel S. Pietro Terme 11,5 km
Shops and services: Osteria Grande 7 km, Castel S. Pietro Terme 9 km
Beaches: Marina di Ravenna 77 km, Cervia 86 km, Milano Marittima 88 km
Parking: inside the property, up to 7 car places
Access roads: 500 mt of unpaved road
Attractions within 100 km: Dozza 17 km, Imola 20 km, Bologna 25 km, Forlì 62 km, Ferrara 68 km, Modena 71 km
Altitude: 180 slm


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Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 3 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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The price does not include:

  • tourism tax 1,00€ per day, mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 15,00/day/animal)

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  • Extra cleaning (€ 22,00/hour per cleaner), extra linen (€ 15,00 per person), heating (€ 43,00/day), for SPA - tennis - squash - basket - padel - diving range/putting green ask for prices and availabilities to the booking department
  • Health Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
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STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
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  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)

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The following extra services are available to be purchased during the booking process.
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Food Delivery - Welcome hamper
Food Delivery - Welcome hamper

THE KIT WILL BE DELIVERED UPON ARRIVAL AT THE VILLA - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits): The essential welcome hamper. Starting with breakfast essentials: tea, milk, biscuits, rusks and a selection of 6 single-portion jams in three flavours, enriched with the characteristic taste of orange blossom honey. A jar of peanut butter is a must-have, a versatile and tasty ingredient. For lunch, enjoy artisanal spaghetti from our Abruzzo pasta factory with cherry tomato passata, enhanced with our Lucanian olive oil. A tasty snack featuring our classic Puglian taralli is also provided.
€ 61.00

Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A platter of delights to share with friends, featuring the finest ‘Made in Italy’ ingredients, accompanied by DOC Prosecco from Veneto.
€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) -To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - In company around a BBQ of excellent raw materials: tasty arrosticini and hamburgers of our Angus from the Italian supply chain, black pork sausages from the Sicilian Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To accompany the burgers, the unfailing pane cafone, cheddar and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. To accompany, our Amatrice spelt beer and the ever-present iced tea for the little ones.
€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
€ 101.00