Relais Villa Valfiore
£525 per person
Villa Valfiore is set the heart of the countryside just outside the gates of the city of Bologna.
Renovated to a high standard the owners have taken great care not to alter its original appearance with underground parking that ensures nothing spoils the splendid Mediterranean garden
The 23 rooms are cosy and welcoming and superbly decorated, with exquisite attention to detail – from the cushions in linen and Egyptian cotton to the fresh flowers and the courtesy items. The wellness centre of Villa Valfiore is spread over much of the gardens. Guests can relax after off a day on the golf course in the Finnish sauna, or in the splendid multi-sensory shower.
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Relais Villa Valfiore
A seventeenth-century villa, built and restored in the typical style villas in the surrounding hills of Bologna
This is Villa Valfiore, a luxury hotel in Bologna, a residence set within a mediterranenan garden, planted with centuries-old trees, right in the quiet heart of the countryside yet just outside the gates of the mediaeval city of Bologna, with all its strategic infrastructures, from the trade fair centre to the airport.
The Relais Villa Valfiore was completely renovated and restored to its original splendor of a typical villa of the 17th century with the utmost attention to detail, with materials and finishing touches blending perfectly with each other, from the flooring to the lighting right through to the choice of the colors for the fabrics.
The large underground car park provides direct access to the Villa and its facilities, without interfering in any way with the splendid Mediterranean garden.
The fragrance of dried lavender, with which the vases on every floor are filled, floats delicately through the wellness area, the meeting room, the restaurant (open also to customers from outside the hotel) and the reception halls, right into the rooms of luxurious hotel.
As guests walk across the gardens, alongside Lebanon cedars, maritime pines and pagoda trees, guests will pass by the swimming pool on their way to the fully restored building that lies at the heart of the estate: the small church of San Rocco and San Sebastian, built in 1604 to watch over the fields and the herds and now fully restored and from the vault of which comes the logo of the Villa: this cozy, welcoming church is the ideal setting for unique, very private events and ceremonies.
While crowds of tourists fill Venice, Florence and Rome, Bologna remains relatively quiet in comparison.
This mediaeval university town is charming, historic and fun to explore… and you’ll find Bologna’s local cuisine is light-years away from the American deli meat bearing the city’s name.
Choose your golf from the following courses, there’s plenty to choose from and don’t forget the wide variety of local food and wines on offer at each of the club houses.
ARGENTA GOLF CLUB
Argenta’s picturesque golf course is located between Ferrara and Ravenna, 40 min from the sea and from Bologna. The course is integrated into the surrounding area following its rolling terrain and river banks. Water hazards, low dunes with groves, local essence bushes and six elevated tees make up this varied and challenging course.
BOLOGNA GOLF CLUB
One of the classic Italian courses, designed by Cotton & Harris and built in 1959, the golf club is situated on splendid rolling countryside with marvellous sweeping panoramic views across the surrounding hills and plains. In recent year, it has hosted the Italian Amateur Championships and a number of top level professional competitions.
LE FONTI GOLF CLUB
At 6,480 meters and par 72, this course is challenging and entertaining for both experienced players and beginners.
The club house has an excellent restaurant serving traditional local food and their hospitality is second to none. In 2006 and 2007 the Le Fonti Golf Club hosted the Qualifying School of the Ladies European Tour.
MODENA GOLF CLUB
Situated near Modena this course was designed by Bernhard Langer.
Home of the Italian Open this is one of the finest courses in Italy, featuring wide greens, smoothly winding fairways, large hungry bunkers and the numerous water hazards. The club also features: a fine gourmet restaurant.
MOLINO DEL PERO
The Molino del Pero Golf Club is situated deep in the Bolognese Apennines, stretches over 5,450 metres and is overlooked by Lodole Country House on the third hole. A challenging course with wide fairways and small greens it fits snugly into the natural features of the landscape creating a pleasantly rolling course.
- 5 Nights
- Private transfer from & return to Bologna airport
- 5 nights B+B twin or double sharing
- 3 rounds of golf (from a choice of 5 local courses)
- Wine tasting
- Gala dinner
• Single room supplement
• Buggies or Trolley. Both are available on a pay as you use basis
• Additional green fees, meals & drinks at golf courses
• Return flights
• Golf clubs & equipment
• Anything not stated as included above.