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In-Forma Retreat

3 or 6 nights

Experience the rejuvenating revival of your well-being

Perfect for those emerging from a tiring and stressful period, who feel burdened and need to recover physical and mental health or lose some pounds. A transformative journey which, through the 5 pillars of health, helps to discover the type of nutrition, sport and activity to redefine and improve your physical shape through e holistic approach.

The Acquaviva Method focuses on scientific research and the five pillars of health for overall well-being. Dr. Acquaviva personally guides guests on their transformative journey, including nutrition based on chronotype. Palazzo di Varignana offers privacy and spaciousness, while Varsana Spa provides a serene sanctuary with immersive experiences and personalized cosmetics.

Palazzo di Varignana Resort Bologna back in shape


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.

Palazzo di Varignana Junior Suite

Expected results

  • You will lose excess weight and be happy in your own body. Thanks to Dr. Acquaviva’s working method, you will not only have to follow “the diet”, but you will learn to manage your nutrition and that of your family in a balanced way.
  • Not only will you reach your ideal weight, but you will also fight the nervous and compulsive hunger that you may have been carrying around for years. You will rediscover pleasure in food and fully appreciate your body.
  • Achieving fitness goals and improving physical appearance will boost yourself-confidence and improve body image. Feeling stronger and more capable can have a positive impact your overall self-esteem. You will experience a sense of empowerment.
  • Getting back in shape doesn’t necessarily mean conforming to a particular body type or societal standards. For many women, feeling physically strong and healthy can promote a positive body image and a greater appreciation for what their bodies are capable of.
  • Successfully improving fitness levels can instill a sense of discipline and motivation. This can extend beyond physical fitness and positively impact other areas of your life, such as work, relationships, and personal growth.

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.
  • Full abdominal 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 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 
  • Drainage massage and Vodder lymph massage – Manual movements that act on the lymph nodes to alleviate the stagnation of liquids in the tissues, reducing water retention and skin blemishes, promoting lymphatic circulation and draining excess fluid
  • Remodelling/slimming treatment – An individual body concept that tightens and firms your silhouette. Active ingredients and innovative massage techniques activate metabolism and lymphatic activity. An intensive peeling provides velvety-soft skin. A substantial body program with a slimming effect.
  • Oleaster Treatment with Varignana oil – Elasticizing treatment that begins with a body peeling, followed by a massage with vegetable butters enriched with Palazzo di Varignana olive oil, for a softer and more toned skin, ideal to fight skin blemishes as stretch marks.
  • Energising Activities – Cold & Hot shower
  • Moroccan Ritual – The hammam ritual has several properties: steam stimulates the elimination of dead cells and toxins, reactivating the circulation and regenerating our skin, in a multi-sensory journey that alternates
    hot and cold environments with lights and shadows.
  • Fresh Leg Pomegranate for women – Refreshing and elasticizing treatment based on pomegranate extract produced by Palazzo di Varignana dedicated to the legs. The microgranules of the pomegranate give firmness and brightness to the skin, thanks to a leg bandage with moisturizing properties and enriched with the polyphenols of the Palazzo di Varignana wine. Ideal for combating the feeling of heavy legs.
  • Sangiovese facial for men – Antiaging facial treatment for men, for skins that need to fight the signs of aging. A moisturizing treatment thanks to the action of the bioflavonoids of Palazzo di Varignana sangiovese and pure vitamin C, the right mix for the most dull and demanding skins. The treatment is completed by a relaxing head massage. It relieves tension in the nervous system and eliminates stress.
  • Saffron Well Age – Thanks to the antioxidant properties of saffron pistils, natural gold produced by Palazzo di Varignana, combined with pure vitamin C, this treatment helps to maintain the vitality of the skin, giving a satisfying sensation of cleanliness and brightness.
  • 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)
  • Postural rehabilitation
  • Group physical activity or personal trainer
  • 2 Bio Walks in the vineyards of Palazzo di Varignana

6 nights

  •  Price for one person in a double room (single use) from 4002 €
  •    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 3522 €

Short version 3 nights

  • Price for one person in a double room (single use) from 1953 €
  •    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 1713 €

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


Palazzo di Varignana in shape


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