Castello di Spessa
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.
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.
Castello di Spessa
Via Spessa 34070 Capriva del Friuli