HISTORY BEARS ITS FRUITS
Leaving a legacy for the future
It is with this goal in mind that Carlo Gherardi established Palazzo di Varignana: a project of restoration and regeneration, of historic buildings, modern and sustainable agriculture, as well as a respect for biodiversity. The resort, nestled in the gently rolling Emilian landscape, resembles a small hamlet set in the Emiliano Romagnolo Apennines with Palazzo Bentivoglio, a historic villa dating back to 1705, at its center. The ambitious agricultural project has led to the redevelopment of the landscape by bringing large portions of uncultivated land back into operation. Significant drainage, reclamation and environmental engineering works, as well as stormwater management have reduced the hydrogeological instability, creating the setting for a new renaissance.
The estate consists of olive groves, vineyards, orchards, almond groves and organic saffron. All the crops follow an integrated supply chain system, using products with a low environmental impact, placing quality and the environment center-stag. It was created as a place to experience agriculture, landscape, gastronomy and well-being, surrounded by the beauty of nature. The aim of the estate is to recreate harmony between humans and nature, between culture and farming, restoring native heirloom crops and producing the very best olive oil and wine.To date, Palazzo di Varignana has an ensemble of more than 500 hectares of land producing the highest quality zero-mile products.