Once upon a time there was a lush and flourishing territory nuzzled next to the Slovenian-Austrian border with Italy. In the heart of “Collio Goriziano”, the Gorizia Hills, a stone giant stood towered over the verdant land, like a patient, angelic custodian.
The historical architectural gem, Castello di Spessa (Spessa Castle), still stands in its entire magnificent splendor, offering visitors the secret and enchanting beauty of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The mighty castle is still a go-to for a complete holiday experience to satisfy every need and delightful whim.
The castle complex, surrounded by light and bright greenery, is a multifaceted structure that encompasses an enchanting array of services to make guests feel like the protagonists of a sumptuous fairy tale. From the winery with medieval cellars cradling finely aged bottles to shops where vintages can be purchases. Fifteen guest rooms are furnished with antique furniture and The Casanova Taste bistrot tickles the palate. Congress halls and reception salons are ready to host ceremonies destined to become legendary.
The rooms are just a few steps from the central clutch of the complex, as is the bar La Tavernetta and restaurant Hosteria del Castello, next to delightful apartments immersed in the vineyards. As if that is not enough to titillate, a dreamy 18-hole golf course on the Castello di Spessa Estate, where an exceptionally mild microclimate means that golfers can tee off even in winter.
The varying fairways of the Castello di Spessa Golf & Country Club give the impression of playing on three different courses immersed among the vineyards and olive groves of the Collio Goriziano. Unique in its kind, the Castle overlooks 20 ranges. Relaxing walks along the slopes of Collio on foot are steps away from the castle, while bikes or Vespa scooters are available for resort guests.
Today, as in the past, the geographical beauty of the territory is stunning. Nestled in the Castle walls, you can refresh the body and soul. A wide wine selection from the Vinicola Castello di Spessa offers influential “ambassadors” of historical wine culture recognized and appreciated. The 30 hectares of the Castello di Spessa estate stretch over the gentle hills of the Collio D.O.C. area, in the D.O.C. Friuli Isonzo area with 55 hectares, vineyards with a noble tradition, whose wines have been notably mentioned since the 16th century.
Everything at the Castle is history, magic, charm and beauty that are rooted in the past, with a rich and welcoming present, and future.
Castello di Spessa Wine & Golf Resort
Via Spessa, 1 – 34070 Capriva del Friuli (GO) – Italy
T+F: +39 0481 808124