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
You may want to have a car, but the staff was very accommodating in getting us drivers when we wanted to go anywhere. We just wanted to be away from it all and relax, and we did. The wine was fantastic and the staff all over the resort were welcoming and friendly. The spa was everything it promised. .
We had a great junior suite and everything was perfectly clean and well decorated. The staff are what really make this resort special so many thanks to Micol, Emanuele and Donatella for excellent service, information and friendliness. The spa has is lovely we only used the two saunas and the pool and not any of the services. The outdoor pool is in a great setting but it was a bit cold when we visited in March. The wines are also worth a try and we bought an excellent rose sangiovese.
A modern, clean resort in a beautiful setting. Could not get enough of the vineyard views with pleasant walks. Not quite as secluded as some of our stops. Nice spa for a swim. Very friendly staff and room large and comfortable.
Perfect - the best description I can think of for the beautiful Borgo Condé wine resort.
To begin with, the resort itself is absolutely beautiful. The surroundings are breathtaking and you are surrounding by rolling green hills and vines. It’s a perfect romantic setting.
The location - the resort is located in the Emilia Romagna district which is a foodies dream if you want to experience authentic Italian. The resort is 1hr from Bologna and roughly 25 mins from the main centre of Forli. I would recommend a car to be able to drive yourself from the airport and also visit Ravenna and San Marino. It’s a great location if you want to visit these sites and don’t mind driving, but actually, you can spend all your time nestled in the resort enjoying the outstanding views and food and wine.
Accommodation - we stayed in a junior suite which was beautiful. Room overlooked the main central lawn and had our own table and chairs out the front. Bed was large as two singles together and bathroom had a nice big bath. The room was spotless, cleaned daily. There was a fridge in the room and mini bar facilities as well as a safe.
Staff - the staff really made our trip that extra bit special. They were so helpful and left us wanting for nothing. We do not speak any Italian but managed to get by with the help of some English speaking staff and just generally trying. I emailed ahead of the stay and received prompt, helpful replies which really helped as I was able to pre book wine tasting and cooking classes as well as get general advice!
Activities - we did the wine tasting on the resort which was €20 each and we tried a few wines and had a really informative and enjoyable tour. Would recommend this. We also did the cookery class for €80 each which was worth every scent! The hotel organised it and organised a translator and together we all had a lot of fun. We made piadina and pasta and then got to enjoy these at lunchtime in the restaurant where our food was served to us, along with a few extras such as accompanying starter and glass of wine. I would STRONGLY recommend this activity.
Spa - the spa was a dream, a heated pool with a juccuzzi area and shower, along with a sauna and steam type of room, you could look out of the expansive windows at the beautiful surroundings or sit outside and enjoy the outdoor pool - although a little cold for us in March!
Food - only the main restaurant was open as it’s march but this is more than enough choice. The tasting menu was plentiful and I’d recommend having this to explore a range of dishes and wine. We also travelled to a local restaurant which the hotel arranged transport for which was lovely.
Breakfast was plentiful, scrambled and boiled eggs, bacon and a vast range of continental goods. Coffee was lovely.
All in all, a perfect trip. We booked on secret escapes but there are equally great deals direct. I organised the trip as a surprise birthday present for my boyfriend and the staff really helped make it amazing. Definitely recommend!
Very peaceful with great and only just over an hour from Bologna. Great viewsand fantastic staff especially Donatello and Thomaso. We ate in the wine bar and service and food was very good.Lovely spa