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“The perfect start to an Italian holiday”
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Relais Varnello
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Brisighella
Dublin, Ireland
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“The perfect start to an Italian holiday”
Reviewed July 27, 2011

We have been coming here every year for the last 5 years, we usually kick off our Italian holidays with a short stay at this beautiful agriturissmo, given its proximity to Bologna airport (~45 mins by car). We cannot recommend the Varnello highly enough. It is located a few kilometers from the small medieval town of Brisighella at the edge of the Carne national park. A short 10 to 15 minute walk will quickly have you in the middle of a protected woodland teeming with wildlife.

The scenery around the agriturissmo is absolutely beautiful, the garden area around the pool is immaculately maintained and provides spectacular views of the Monte Rontana and surrounding chalk hills.

All the bedrooms (which are air conditioned) are located on the first floor of the building and all have great views of the surrounding landscape. The bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms are spotless and are cleaned every day. The breakfast is amazing (easily the best that we have encountered in our many years staying in agriturissmos all around Italy) with a wide range of fruits, cheeses, meats, and cakes available. After the breakfast, there is nothing better than to relax by the pool for an hour or so to digest it all.

Finally, what really makes the Varnello so special is the warm welcome that you receive from the owner Giovanni and his wife. They really go out of their way to make sure that your stay here is an enjoyable one.

The Varnello has provided us with the perfect start to our Italian holidays. Grazie mille.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

We were touring the Emilia Romangna region and wanted to visit a rural, historic area and decided to stop at Brisighella. We stayed at Relais Varnello, www.varnello.it and what a great find it was. The B&B is a bit out of the town on a spacious spread which was probably once a vineyard. There is a lovely, well kept swimming pool, the rooms are spacious and clean and the breakfast is ample and delicious. Their web site has pictures and they are accurate if you want to get a feel for it. This B&B is run by a delightful couple.The husband speaks English and his wife, who doesn't, still makes you feel welcome. There is a great restaurant in walking distance so you can enjoy a scrumptious Italian meal without having to drive after drinking some vino. We stayed for two nights and ate dinner in the same restaurant twice--something we never do. If you are driving around that region and like visiting the countryside and medieval towns, this is a real find.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Relais Varnello
Address: Via Rontana 34, 48013 Brisighella, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Ravenna > Brisighella
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Brisighella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Varnello 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The varied landscape offers spectacular quasi-lunar geological phenomena in the Chalk Vein of Monte Rontana, the green Nature Reserve, luxuriant vineyards producing Sangiovese wine, and silent olive groves which produce the famous "Brisighello" Olive Oil. Golf Club LA TORRE Riolo Terme km.5. Double rooms with bathroom and suites. Accomodation for up to 18 people, air conditioning, private park with peaceful atmosphere, lawns and garden and swimmingpool.Snacks on request, phone, frigobar, parking, conference-room. ... more   less 
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