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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This is a place where time comes to a stand still. The tranquility of the location sinks in the moment you arrive at this resort. Rooms are dated and basic but everything else was beyond our expectations. We also had dinner at the resorts Osteria and food was excellent.
Walking on the grounds are breathtaking by the scenic views that surround the resort view points.
The resort is located among the rolling hills over Predappio, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, a perfect destination in an autumn scenery. You can stroll around the property, have a glass at the bar or on a sunny terrace or try the spa if the weather is not too good.
The rooms are spacious, clean and well equipped, however, the IKEA-style fake old furniture already suffered a lot in 4 years since the opening of the resort. Some buildings look also a bit artificial with the super green grass and NO flower, not the typical Italian wine estate for sure. It is well cured but seems too artificial with no real charm.
The dinner at the restaurant was good, with a discovery menu allowing you to taste 3 of the Conde wines produced on the property. However, the service was messy and not at the right level, we did not find anyone able to give basic info about the wines we tried during dinner???
Overall a nice experience, but with room for improvement in some areas.
We stayed 2 nights at the amazing place. Staff were amazing we did have a slight problem with the room key not working but that was all resolved very quickly. Check in was smooth and the lady on the desk was extremely helpful and very nice. The food was amazing the taster menu which included the wine was fantastic.
We used the spa facilities which we really enjoyed.
The room was very clean and very large it was the double room which is a little way from the main building but no problem when you have the car which we liked the peacefulness after a busy day.
All in all would definitely return if you are after a time away that hectic and not relaxing maybe this wouldn’t be right for you but if you are after true relaxing paradise then definitely worth 5 stars