CASTELLO DI SPESSA
Hotel & Golf
Who likes arts and history, who wants to relax in contact with nature, who loves sports, who doesn’t want to miss any little thing and loves cuisine, especially good wines…well: those expectations will be met in Castello di Spessa Resort! The noble and magnificent castle, or the elegant and comfortable Tavernetta al Castello, both in Capriva del Friuli, as well as the typical Country Inn La Boatina, in Cormòns, where you will enjoy a dreamy stay and have the chance to discover Friuli Venezia Giulia, with its landscapes and treasures.
Our kindness and professionalism, together with the enchanting landscapes and delicatessen that friulian Collio offers, will give you an unforgettable and pleasant stay.
Perched on the top of a gentle hill, Castello di Spessa stands as an elegant landmark in the heart of friulian Collio. Its origins date back to the 13th Century, but several records hint to the passage of the Romans since as back as the 3rd Century a.d. For centuries, the manor house has been the residence of the friulian aristocracy: for example Dorinbergo, Rassauer and Della Torre Valsàssina (this family was descendant of Charlemagne and owned the castle for more than 300 years).
Over the centuries, illustrious people stayed here: Lorenzo Da Ponte – who was Mozart’s librettist –, the Duke Emanuele Filiberto of Aosta, and in 1773 Giacomo Casanova, the celebrated writer and adventurer.
Finally, in 1987, the Castle and the surrounding vineyards were acquired by Pali family, who gave new life to the site and developed a complex named Castello di Spessa Resort.
The castle’s elegant bedrooms (various measures from 30 to 46 sq.mt) are furnished with original restored furniture form the ‘700 and ‘800. Each room has details that make it different from the others: the color of the upholstery, furniture, chandeliers ... little particulars that make them unique. The rooms are equipped with every comfort (such as air conditioning, free wi-fi, satellite TV, safe, minibar, hair dryer) and all of them offers a view on the golf course, the park or the vineyards.
La Tavernetta al Castello
At the foot of the hill, the ancient farmers’ cottage have been turned first into a tavern and now into Tavernetta al Castello, an excellent restaurant and 10-room country-chic hotel, from whose balconies you will enjoy a marvelous view over the surrounding hills and golf course. A unique stay to taste food and wine, play golf and relax. The ambient is traditionally furnished, elegant and comfortable like the friulian ancient country villas.
Each room takes its name from a flower. The rooms are country chic style furnished, beamed and intimate. They offer every comfort: air-conditioning, free wi-fi, satellite TV, safe, minibar, hair dryer, lift, view on the golf course, on the Castle or on the vineyards. The twin room provides two twin beds and it is arranged for disabled people. The double rooms, some of them with balcony, offers hydromassage shower.
The quiet green area where Tavernetta is located will ensure you sweet dreams.
The Vineyard apartments
Digital Detox through the vineyards: the new American trend arrives in Italy, at Castello di Spessa Resort among beautiful castle in the famous Collio wine area, a perfect place to spend your holidays detoxifying yourself from digital devices from which we are all more or less dependent. In the apartments there is no internet connection, nor wi-fi. For those who never separates from the phone or tablet and need a break, here is the ideal place to stay to "purify" and regain your time. Nothing drastic, however: the Digital Detox does not intend to exclude from the digital everyday life, but rather invites you to use moderately and conscientiously technology: that is why, you will still have at yuor disposal the net at the castle’s reception and in the restaurants and patios in the rest of the resort.
The apartments, totally six, furnished in a romantic country style, were obtained by a completely restored ancient dependence of the castle. They are full optional and composed by double room, kitchen, bathroom, living room (two of the apartments are also equipped with a sofa-bed for 1/2 persons) and a corridor, and offers a lot of comforts (in the kitchen: tablecloths, hob, pots, dishes and cutlery; bathroom with shower, towels, courtesy, unguarded parking). The country house is completely independent, with a big garden, and offers a breathtaking view on the properties of Castello di Spessa and on the vineyards surrounding the hill.
The property is extended on 80 acres, and the villa is the ideal base for days dedicated to wellness, sport and relaxation: it offers five rooms with breakfast and a beautiful view over the vineyards.
All rooms are rustic, comfortable and romantic. Interesting details are the room with the fireplace, or the beautiful view offered by the rooms with a balcony. The twin room is furnished with two twin beds and a bathroom with shower; the triple room is very spacious and consists of a double bed, single bed, bathroom and terrace overlooking the garden.
The resort offers various alternatives for those who want to discover the tastes and traditions of our country.
Tavernetta al Castello
Once it was the ancient tavern, today it is an elegant and comfortable gourmand restaurant in where refined traditional dishes are served as well as our delicious wines, always with an eye to tradition, of course.
Hosteria del Castello
Hosteria del Castello is the Golf Club House: it is perfect for who wants to enjoy the beautiful Collio and its landscapes, a bit of relax, drinking something in the beautiful patio, or try its good typical cuisine, that provides a wide selection of cold cuts, cheese, delicious first courses and meat and simple easy snacks. It is also the perfect place for banquets.
A lovely country inn that lies in the middle of the vineyards that produces the fine Castello di Spessa wines. Here you can taste a wide selection of typical products, best if combined with our wines and spirits.
At Castello di Spessa all dreams come true.
It is the perfect wedding location, and here you will get all the support that you will need to make your wedding day the most perfect day in your life: our staff will satisfy every specific request, from the photo shoot, the preparation of the wedding banquet to the celebration in our private chapel or in the luxuriant park … even if your party will go on all night long.
We will help you with the details: rooms and tables layout, menu, music, floral design and other arrangements. We can realize every wish: did you always dream about a romantic horse-drawn carriage? Or do you want to offer your guests an unforgettable entertainment show, maybe fireworks? We will be at your side from the very beginning, to make your fairytale wedding party come true.
The Castle is the perfect setting for intimate and sophisticated celebrations, cultural events, galas and parties.
The events may take place in the castle’s halls, on the large terrace or in the medieval cellars, but also at Hosteria del Castello or Tavernetta al Castello: everywhere your event will be special, and elegant.
The room where once was used to meet the Council of Lords is now a conference room suitable to accommodate various events: meetings, cultural events, business conventions and press conferences. The capacity and the width of the room are adjustable according to the needs and the number of people. The room is also equipped with audio system, lighting system, overhead projector and sheets, projector and screen, PC connection.
Coffee breaks, lunches and typical products tastings are suitable on request.
The hall is located in the Hosteria del Castello, at the first floor. It has many potential uses, and can accommodate meetings of up to 40 people. It is made for those who wish a quiet and informal place to meet.
Coffee breaks and lunches are available on request.
Our cellars for wine ageing, the oldest of the Collio area, are located in the castles basement and constructed on two levels: the oldest is dated back to the 13th Ct.: once it was used for the wine production, and now it is a barriquerie; the second level, 18 meters under the earth, is an old military bunker built in 1939 by Italian army, discovered during renovations. Thank to the constant temperature of 14°C, here age our prestigious red Cru wines and the Grappa Riserva del Conte, aged for more than 20 years. The ancient cellars are the right place for aperitifs and wine tastings related to the events held in the Castle.
Reservations: tel. +39 0481 808 124.
Golf & Country Club Castello di Spessa
Plunged in the wonderful scenario of the park of the Castle of Spessa and annexed grounds, a magical 18-hole golf path was designed by Architect Giacomo Cabrini. The path goes across different landscapes, which contribute so much to modelling the fairway that players have the impression they are playing in three different greens. Another distinctive feature is that the holes are entirely different one from another.Golfing facilities: training centre, putting green, chipping green, driving range with 25 positions lighted, pro-shop, cart bags and cart rental, club house, bar, restaurant, changing rooms.