Borgo Condé Wine Resort
What We Love
- La dolce vita at a sumptuous wine estate and spa, including gourmet dining, spa access and moreThe out-of-this-world wining and dining on offer at this unique hideaway
- Beautiful Emilia-Romagna, one of Italy's great gastronomic treasures
- Wine-inspired pampering and indulgent massages at the newly-opened spa
- Salubrious suites with private gardens for knockout vineyard views
What To Know
- Accommodations are suite and apartment-style detached villas
- The resort sits on rolling green hills and its own vineyard
- There are three onsite restaurants which serve traditional cuisine from the Emilia Romagna region
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When it comes to foodie fantasy lands, the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna may be lesser-known than its neighbors Lombardy, Veneto and Tuscany, but it’s still one of the country’s most cherished gastronomic capitals and home to delicious destinations like Bologna, Modena and Parma. So, naturally, Borgo Condé Wine Resort, a four-star wine resort and spa set on a vineyard in the little village of Fiumana, is a dream pick for wine connoisseurs and culinary mavens.
With views of the green rolling hills from just about everywhere, each of the unique suites at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner offers a look that’s impossibly chic – think white and cream hues artfully mixed with lush textures, custom furnishings and interesting artwork. There’s also a gym for daily workouts, a dreamy outdoor pool for sunny days and a brand-new spa for all the wine-inspired pampering you can muster.
But the piece de resistance is the exceptional wining and dining available at three unique dining spots, all of which have on-hand sommeliers to help pair your food and wine perfectly. In addition to savoring delicious fare and vino, you’ll also have the option to enjoy vineyard and cellar tours and book fun cooking classes where the talented chefs teach you their tricks of the trade. Taking home tried-and-true cooking tips from the pros? That’s our kind of souvenir.
All of the 32 uniquely styled and wonderfully spacious Junior suites stand out for their use of cream and white palettes, interesting artwork, customized furniture, sumptuous furnishings and sublime views of the vineyards and hills. Each comes with a private balcony and garden, as well as a double bed and a bathroom with shower or bathtub.
As you might expect of a food and wine destination, the gourmet offerings at the three unique signature restaurant do not disappoint. Enjoy exquisite lunches overlooking the hills of Predappio at Osteria, relish modern regional cuisine at the vineyard-facing Ristorante Il Sangiovese, or savor traditional dishes at Ristorante Il Borgo, which has a lovely terrace for al-fresco dining in the summer. All meals are prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients and paired with well-chosen wines.
Beauty aficionados will adore the brand-new spa, a place of relaxed bliss complete with heated indoor pool, Turkish bath, sensory showers, relaxation room, and two cabins for massages and “wine therapy” – the practice of using the fruits and their extracts as a powerful antioxidant. If you can’t do without your daily workout, there’s also a small gym overlooking the vineyards and offering Technogym equipment. Please note that restrictions are in place for children; they must be over the age of six to use the spa and over the age of 12 to use the gym.
You’ll be staying on a vineyard in Emilia-Romagna’s small village of Fiumana, just over nine miles from Forli and an hour’s drive from Rimini, the largest beach resort on the Adriatic Sea. Must-dos in one of the country’s greatest gastronomic capitals include marveling at the perfectly preserved castles around Parma and Piacenza, visiting the ancient university in the graceful medieval city of Bologna, and checking out Motor Valley, the region that’s home to some of the world’s best-loved car manufacturers, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Further not-to-be-missed thrills include cycling in the Maranello Hills, hiking in the Apennines, and spending a few hours at the National Museum of Giuseppe Verdi for fascinating insight into the life and works of the great Italian composer.
How to Get There
We booked this trip for our ‘mini-moon’ and it was perfect! The hotel is set within a stunning setting that is ideal for romantic days by the pool. The wine was really good and we would recommend the tour of their facilities. The two on-site restaurants had good variety and delicious meals. All of the employees we encountered were friendly, polite and even indulged my poor attempts at speaking Italian! We would wholeheartedly recommend this resort.
Difficult to make sense of the prior review our experience last night was very different
The surrounding hills and vines are magnificent
Our suite is extremely large and though slightly down the hill that was no problem to either walk or drive
We were also offered a lift in the golf cart which was a nice touch
The osteria provided a la carte or a tasting menu which we chose
All of the dishes were fantastic and accompanied by very good wines at a very reasonable price
The service also was excellent , friendly and attentive
Next time in the area I will return
The positive 1st, the sun was shining and the wine was ok.
Directly after arrival we got very surprised & disappointed about:
- our room was dislocated from main building —> car needed to go there, no lift offered
- no lunch/snacks offered in main area
- half board not offered in main restaurant—> offered 2 km away, where also lunch is served
- it means whenever you are hungry u need to go with the car somewhere
- no service/drinks at pool
- half board menu was 2 days in a row the same
- animals (maggots, dabs) everywhere, really disgusting
- pool super dirty
- due to a wedding the main area and pool was closed on short notice on Saturday from 4 pm —> as compensation a even more dirty pool was made available, a bit dislocated and an aperitif should have been served as compensation —> the Aperitif arrived in form of drinks in plastic cups 2 hours later after complains of many guests
- due to the wedding the dinner in alternative restaurant took 3 hours, because of too less service personnel and due to misplanning. Basically all guests got very upset and angry. And as mentioned the same menu as the day before was offered.
Instead of being sorry the receptionist tried to charge us an extra towel for the pool, unbelievable, no comments on this.
For us one of the worst experiences for a short escape.
Basically if you don’t expect too much and accept dirt and poor service, then this might be ok.
For all others I recommend to look for an alternative!
We had a stellar experience at Borgo Conde. I must have emailed them a million times leading up to the trip with questions and they were always quick and thorough in their replies. The resort is stunningly beautiful with big, fresh bright rooms. the staff is lovely and very accommodating. The breakfast buffet was marvelous. The dinners in the restaurant were delicious. And of course the wine was fantastic. We scheduled a cellar tour and wine tasting which was a treat. The restaurant is a bit of a hike down a steep hill so they were kind enough to have someone drive us down and back in a van each night. Finally, Borgo Conde was wonderfully situated. While we felt like we were remote out in the countryside, it was easy to fly into Bologna. We went to Bologna twice on day trips. We also daytripped to Ravenna, Faenza. Forli was close enough to go into town for dinner. We loved it!
It was so perfect that words almost fail! But here goes -- the organic vinyards are beautifully tended and the walks through them are wonderful and educational, a small herd of roe deer at sunset was one of the many highlights. They seem to know that it is a nature reserve where they can take refuge from hunters. The wines and food are delightful, witty, filling and original. The staff are tip-top professionals! Thank you for the calm elegance!