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Palazzo di Varignana Resort Bologna Slim retreat

Slim Retreat

7 nights

Mindful and balanced weight loss.

Ideal for more intense slimming and to reshape the body. The Slimming Retreat programme is a personalised transformative journey which, through the five pillars of health, helps to achieve an effective and lasting weight loss, aimed at a long-term strategy for a healthier and better-performing body.

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.

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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 Varignana 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.

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.

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
  • 2 Acupuncture treatments – Acupuncture has the potential to influence the production and release of hormones that are involved in metabolism, such as insulin, cortisol, and thyroid hormones. By helping to balance these hormones, acupuncture may contribute to a more efficient metabolism.
  • Beauty consultation for personalized treatments
  • Drainage 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
  • Revitalising and firming abdomen treatment (or back massage): This efficient body treatment helps to decongest the abdomen, to reduce waist circumference and to streamline the abdominal wall. The goal of this intensive massage is gentle stimulation of the abdominal cavity to improve tone and streamline contours.
  • 2 Firming and toning body massages– 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.
  • 3 Detoxifiying cellulite treatments – cupping treatment in combination with efficient natural ingredients
    for a long-term and visible alleviation of the signs of cellulite. Unique features of this treatment include an activating foot bath, an invigorating body exfoliation, a stimulating cupping treatment and a modulated cellulite massage.
  • 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
  • Postural Rehabilitation

7 nights (starting from Sunday)

  •  Price for one person in a double room (single use) from 4.600 €
  •    2nd guest supplement only overnight stay in the double room and breakfast 700 €
  •    2nd guest supplement in a double room with In-Shape Retreat complete program, 7 nights 4.040 €

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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