Castello di Spessa

Castello di Spessa

Castello di Spessa, the 13th century historical home in the heart of the Collio Goriziano in Friuli Venezia Giulia - one of the most renowned wine-producing areas in Italy-, was built in the 1200s and was for centuries the home of the Friulian aristocracy and a holiday destination for illustrious figures like Giacomo Casanova and Lorenzo Da Ponte.

The castle offers 15 romantic rooms furnished in Venetian style typical of the 18th and 19th century. It is part of a resort consisting of the winery Castello di Spessa, the Casanova Wine Shop, an 18 hole golf course, the hotel and the “gourmand” restaurant La Tavernetta al Castello as well as the cafe and small restaurant Hosteria del Castello.

The resort also welcomes its guests in country-chic style accommodation with apartments immersed in its own vineyards and with La Boatina di Cormons - a separate villa within the grounds, situated not far from the castle itself.

It is also possible to organise visits to the castle’s wine ageing cellar, the oldest one in Friuli, and take part in guided wine tasting by appointment.

The resort is the ideal location for ceremonies and to organise prestigious events, as well as meetings and conferences, thanks to the well-equipped Casanova Conference Hall.

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Opening times and prices


Individuals and groups

By reservation only

From 9:00 to 18:00

Visits suspended if the castle is booked for a private event



Open all year


Visits fee

Individuals and groups

Entrance fee: € 9.00 per person, guided tour by reservation only Castle and Cellar

Free or reduced fee: Group leader or guide


Guided tours in languages other than Italian

On request

English - German


Duration of visit to the Castle: 30 minutes


Number of people: Min 1 - Max 50


Lunch area: Not available


Cancellation policy: 7 days in advance


Architectural barriers: Partly inaccessible


Car parking: Private indoor area max 30 - Outdoor area near the Castle max 70


Bus parking: Outdoor area near the Castle




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Castello di Spessa offers lodging in the Agriturismo Castello di Spessa with 8 apartments, 15 rooms, 10 rooms in the Casale on the hill and 10 rooms at the Hotel & Restaurant la Taverna al Castello

Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Near the walls of the Castle of Spessa, restaurant La Tavernetta proposes first-rate cuisine, with meat and fish dishes for refined palates.

The wine list is of particular interest, with the Castello di Spessa winemaking estate a protagonist.

The elegant atmosphere suits intimate dinners as well as banquets.

The rooms above the restaurant are perfect for a relaxing wine-and-food retreat.

Restaurant hours: 12.30 to 2.30 pm and 7.30 to 9.30 pm

Closed: Sunday evening and all day Monday

Weddings and Events

Weddings and Events

Castello di Spessa offers the opportunity to organize catered events

Outside catering on request, seating for max. 190/200 guests

Meetings and Conferences

Meetings and Conferences

Casanova Meeting Room

This area is about 20 meters from the castle; the rooms are not handicapped-accessible.

The Casanova Conference Room can host meetings for up to 110 people. Designed for medium-sized meetings, it has numerous uses and is particularly suited as a show room, as it is flooded with natural light from two sides.

The Foyer on the first floor is a medium-sized room suited for meetings as well as exhibition/exposition or as a coffee-break area.

Medieval Rooms and Nineteenth-century Rooms

Located inside the castle and handicapped-accessible

The Medieval Rooms. The 3 rooms in the central section of the castle can host up to 150 guests seated at round tables.

The Nineteenth-century Rooms face onto a large terrace that offers access to the historic park.

The Mirror Room: can accommodate over 120 people / round tables - 140 people theater style.

The Green Room: can host up to 28 people seated around an imperial table.

Also available are the castles adjoining sitting rooms: the Music Room with its piano; the Hunting Room, now a smoking room; the Chinoiserie Room; and finally the Library with its billiards table.

Wine cellars and gourmet products

Wine cellars and gourmet products

Castello di Spessa offers wine for purchase in the small on-site wine shop, as well as distilled wines and grappas in its shop near the Castle

Wine Shop Casanova - hours: daily except Dec. 25 - 9.00/19.00 nonstop

Sport and Wellness Tourism

Sport and Wellness Tourism

Castello di Spessa offers its own golf course, designed by the architect Giacomo Cabrini who designed its winding plan in 2004.

Located in the heart of the Collio hills, amid Castello di Spessa’s vineyards, 18 holes bear the names of the estate’s wines.

A variety of panoramas with differently-modeled fairways and an extremely diverse range of holes.

A challenging course for novice or less-expert players, and a fun but not-too-difficult one for higher-level golfers.


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