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Deep Sleep Program Palazzo di Varignana

Deep Sleep Retreat

3 or 6 nights

Sleep well to live better.

How important is sleep for each of us? Not only is it important, it is a fundamental part of our lives. Its quality is essential for the balance of the body as well as the mind.

Our lifestyle affects our health: lack of sleep can cause chronic tiredness and irritability, as well as intervening on cognitive abilities, decreasing the attention span, influencing learning and memory. It can also have negative consequences on metabolism, promote obesity, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

This Deep Sleep Retreat is recommended for those who suffer from insomnia and have difficulty falling asleep. Designed to treat sleep disorders and make it deeper and more rewarding. Useful for rediscovering sleep-wake rhythm, clarity of mind and mental abilities. This program includes functional nutrition based on chronotype, merged with a personalised physical activity plan and specific Varsana SPA treatments.

This exclusive resort nestled in the hills of Bologna represents an ideal context for taking care of yourself: its healthy microclimate and moderate altitude are ideal for their beneficial effect, which also favors a good quality of rest.

Palazzo di Varignana Resort Bologna Deep Sleep


Guest can rest in authentic Italian stone residences, dotted with centuries-old oaks, luxury villas surrounded by greenery, private houses built in a shabby chic style with private pools. Offering a real taste of the country lifestyle, without giving up any comfort, the Varigana Villas and Farmhouses are the right choice for those who wish to treat themselves to a getaway from the city and indulge in the beauty of our hills.

All the villas are set a stone’s throw from the resort, in the natural spectacle of hills and gullies to guarantee all the guests a holiday immersed in privacy and relaxation, among pools and large gardens. When surrounded by large spaces, guests can experience a sense of openness and freedom, which promotes relaxation and helps reduce anxiety or tension and positively impacts physical health and overall well-being.

Available to guests of the Retreat the Pillow Menu directly in the room, the Aromatic Spray and the Sleeping Mask to facilitate falling asleep, and a kettle with a selection of relaxing herbal teas.

Palazzo di Varignana Resort Bologna bedroom

Expected results

When you successfully overcome insomnia and improve your sleep patterns, you will experience a range of positive emotions and improvements in your overall well-being, such as:

  • Relief: Overcoming insomnia can bring you a tremendous sense of relief. The constant struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep is alleviated, leading to a significant reduction in stress and anxiety related to sleeplessness.
  • Improved mood: Quality sleep has a direct impact on your mood regulation.
  • Increased energy: Restful sleep allows your body to recover and recharge.
  • Enhanced mental clarity: Sleep deprivation can impair your cognitive function, including memory, concentration, and problem-solving abilities. By addressing insomnia, you may experience improved mental clarity and cognitive performance.
  • Better physical health: Adequate sleep is essential for your overall physical health.
  • Increased quality of life: Improved sleep quality positively impacts various aspects of your life, including relationships, work performance, and overall enjoyment. You may feel more motivated, engaged, and able to participate fully in activities you enjoy.

What is included?

  • Overnight stay in a double for single use room
  • Wellbeing welcome drink  
  • Healthy Breakfast at Aurevo Pool Restaurant
  • Aurevo Longevity Lunch and Dinner: the menu proposed in the Acquaviva Method has a low glycemic impact and a high content of antioxidants, and is studied by Dr. Acquaviva and created by the expert hands of gourmet chefs.
  • EVO oil tasting in the cellar of Palazzo di Varignana
  • Mindful Lunch with Dr. Annamaria Acquaviva: Educational experience that helps to become aware of what we put into our body and of the emotions (memories, experiences, images, colours) and sensations (olfactory, gustatory, visual and tactile) that emerge during the act of eating. Science has shown how this approach helps prevent nervous hunger and feelings of guilt.
  • Longevity Check-up (initial and final) and nutritional analysis – assessment of body composition and psychophysical performance, useful for measuring oxidative stress, inflammation, bone and metabolic health, all parameters involved in the quality of rest and longevity.
  • Sleep assessment and Sleep index – index of sleep quality and chronotype assessment. Chronotype indicates when you are most active at a particular time of day. Based on this, a personalized food program is defined. All guests are given a smartband, a medical device useful for monitoring the quantity and quality of sleep, as well as for automatic reporting of the data collected, which can also be used at home after the stay.
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • In-depth ultrasound examinations and, if necessary, blood chemistry tests are added.
  • You will receive a personalized dossier from Dr. Acquaviva with a series of recommendations and a sleep diary to be followed once you come back, so that the benefits obtained continue even after the stay and bring lasting results in daily life.
  • Water ritual of longevity and antioxidant: relaxing infusions, waters enriched with antioxidants, vitamins and components that promote fluid drainage and relaxation
  • 2 treatments with IV Therapy and/or Oxygen Ozone Therapy -to improve the feeling of well-being and counteract fatigue.
  • Sleep-induction training therapy with binaural stimulation – a relaxation technique guided by the Dr. to induce sleep which positively affects the physiological and mental mechanisms of insomnia. It is combined with the activity of binaural theta waves, a phenomenon stimulated by listening to specific and different tones, through earphones that recreate the frequency detected during deep sleep.
  • 2 Nature Therapy / Green Bathing / Gratitude rituals – exposure through all five senses to natural stimuli and substances present in the native vegetation allows to obtain a beneficial effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation, rest and immune function.
  • Beauty consultation
  • 3 Acupuncture Treatments – Acupuncture may help balance the production and release of sleep-related hormones, such as melatonin and serotonin. This regulation can normalize the sleep-wake cycle and promote a more natural and restful sleep pattern.
  • Metameric treatment – which have direct impact on the nervous system.
  • Beauty consultation for personalized treatments
  • Relaxing treatment of the face
  • 3 Tranquillity massages – The revolutionary ritual designed to rebalance our body and our spirit and guide it towards a relaxing evening, to enjoy the restorative benefits of a healthy sleep, quiet and deep. Dedicated manual skills and hypnotic music make you forget fatigue, stress and anxiety and lead the guest to a  profound well-being able to redefine the concept of relaxation and rest.
  • Suntory Ritual – Body and spirit purification in the traditional Japanese hinoki wood tub Ofuro,accompanied by Cha no yu, the ancient ritual of tea.
  • Energising Activities – Cold & Hot shower
  • Relax and scrub in the Varsana SPA in Saline Caves d’Oro Bianco and Grotta dei Calanchi
  • 3-hour daily admission to the traditional Varsana SPA route
  • Outdoor swimming pools (open from May to September
  • Group physical activity or personal trainer
  • 2 Bio Walks in the vineyards of Palazzo di Varignana – The trees and plants present in the Varigana Garden, breathed by man, are able to reduce the presence of cortisol in the blood and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for recovery, rest, peace and relaxation
  • Yoga nidra – also known as “yogic sleep,” is a practice that can potentially improve sleep quality through deep relaxation and meditation. 

6 nights

  •  Price for one person in a double room (single use) from 4.123 €
  •    2nd guest supplement only overnight stay in the double room and breakfast 600 €
  •    2nd guest supplement in a double room with In-Shape Retreat complete program 6 nights 3.652 €

3 nights

  • Price for one person in a double room (single use) from 2.133 €
  •    2nd guest supplement only overnight stay in the double room and breakfast 300 €
  •    2nd guest supplement in a double room with In-Shape Retreat complete program 3 nights 1.893 €

The mentioned above inclusions refer to a 6 nights retreat. The shorter version may have less wellness procedures included.

Free consulting service for all the available services, according to your health conditions;

One complimentary night (accommodation and breakfast, by booking at least 6 nights;

One bottle of wine and almonds from own production at arrival, by booking a Suite Room

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