Bologna Airport (BLQ) City Centre
  1. Mercedes E Class€ 95
  2. Mercedes S Class€ 150
  3. Mercedes Viano€ 120
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) City Centre
  1. Mercedes E Class€ 670
  2. Mercedes S Class€ 730
  3. Mercedes Viano€ 860
Minimum hire time 3.00 hours
  1. Mercedes E Class€ 50
  2. Mercedes S Class€ 70
  3. Mercedes Viano€ 60

Rates may vary according to hours required and distance travelled. Please contact Elite Limousines for an accurate quote to your requirements. All rates are inclusive of chauffeur gratuity and fuel surcharge. Other transfer rates are available on request. Additional Information - Please note all rates are indicative. For an accurate quote, please contact Elite Limousines on +39 347 6428915. Surcharges may apply according to time of day, day of the week, local public holidays or special events, please check at time of booking. Indicative rates quoted may vary according to currency fluctuations and do not include waiting time, parking, tolls or telephone charges. All time based journeys will be charged by the hour from the time the vehicle leaves the local office to the time it returns. Further terms and conditions may apply, please see our terms and conditions page below for details.


Palace of Varignana in Bologna

Palazzo di Varignana rises in the elegant setting of the hills of the town from which it takes its name, a few kilometers from Bologna and Castel San Pietro Terme, totally immersed in the spectacle of the lush landscape. The heart of the resort is Palazzo Bentivoglio - an ancient villa dating back to 1705 and renovated respecting the charm of its history - around which the complex rests on 30 hectares of land divided between vast green spaces, parks, water sources and breathtaking views, giving life to different structures connected by underground corridors or elegant internal streets, to create a real hamlet divided into five elegant housing complexes that contain 134 rooms, for which a linear and contemporary style has been chosen, with warm colors and materials that adapt gently to the hilly nature.

The 134 large rooms of Palazzo di Varignana become intimate, almost familiar places, sublimated by the aesthetics of the furnishings and objects. To the rooms of the resort are added the 5 Villas immersed in the greenery and quiet of the Bolognese hills: luxurious residences are the ideal setting for stays with family or friends, in which the privacy of a private property is combined with the comfort of a luxury resort.

The history of the Palace of Varignana

The history of Varignana began in the second century BC with the foundation of the city of Claterna by the Romans. This town in the Roman era prospered economically, thanks above all to the consul Marco Emilio Lepido who in the 189 BC made it cross by the famous street that bears his name: La via Emilia.

Unlike many cities founded in Roman times, Claterna unfortunately did not survive the collapse of the western empire, since with the arrival of the Middle Ages, radically changed the defensive needs of the city, which was gradually abandoned. The inhabitants moved to a village protected by hills and wide walls where, after a long period of transitions, around the X century AD, the Castle of Varignana was founded. Throughout the Middle Ages the village continued to expand and change structurally - with the construction of the church of San Lorenzo, at the northern entrance of the village - and politically, with the admission of Varignana to the municipality of Castel San Pietro. The castle always maintained its vocation as a fortified village, and the tower-house, seat of administrative authority, still today testifies its ancient splendor.