Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga

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Sample fine wines and tour a 13th-century Tuscan-style castle at Castello di Amorosa. With a general admission, you explore the first two levels of the castle. Spend extra for the guided tour if you prefer to see more of the grand building. Discover the moat, chapel, drawbridge, and torture chamber, home to a 300-year-old iron maiden torture device. The great hall's frescoes took two Italian artists a year and a half to complete. Climb up one of the defensive towers to take in far-reaching views of the countryside. Once you have finished exploring, descend into tasting rooms to sample wines from the castle's vineyard. To visit Castello di Amorosa on your trip to Calistoga, use our Calistoga trip site .
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  • Very beautiful site that will make you believe that you are in a true fortress from the 13th century. The tour is very impressive and it's exciting. Enjoy your visit.
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  • What a fun place to visit! Yes, it’s touristy and designed to separate you from your $, but the wine is excellent (the reserve wines plus Il Rubino). The tours are fun and give you a feeling of visiti...  more »
  • I would strongly recommend a trip to see the castle. While it is a “new” castle, it still looks impressive and the tour was great with the guide sharing many different stories. We had chances for many...  more »
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  • We really enjoyed visiting this castle and marveling at how much attention to detail was applied to it's construction. Had I not known it was built recently, I could easily think it was a real, European castle from days gone by. I had expected a more "Disney" style architecture but was pleasantly surprised to find it looked and felt authentic. Get there early as crowds are heavy by noon. Book a tour appointment as well so you don't have to wait too long for your designated time. Skip the upgrades on the tours (up-selling!) and just enjoy the basic tour with wine tasting. Lots of picture taking opportunities and a great place to go underground and spend time during a hot sumer afternoon
  • This place takes you to ancient medieval times. It is one of the modern castle built very recently and it is a WINERY. There cannot be a better combination. There you will find very fine collection of wines, i.e. red white, rose, desert. My love for wine started here only. If you are in bay area, I would totally recommend coming here on weekend. A scenic place for budding photographers. One of my best photos are from this place.
  • It was okay. hot weather with too many people. And the tour guide just became overwhelmed might due to hot weather. But What I don't really like is the tasting bar with no chair. I have to stand there tasting waiting about 45 minutes, which made me not relaxed at all. But the castle was very beautiful, Romanesque style with heavy and beautiful vaults and barrels. I would definitely like it as an architectural tour.
  • The place is absolutely beautiful and well kept, and the wine tasting expert was wonderful. She had a great personality and even gave us some recommendations or where to go the next day. The only downfall, was the wine itself. I tasted 5 wines and the only one that was halfway decent was the cab. I would still say it's worth checking out as a tourist, but I'd never want to take a bottle with me.
  • A wonderful place to enjoy with your love one or the whole family. You will never be bore all around is interesting and beautiful. I will love to come back every weekend.

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Calistoga has always owed its existence to tourism, so there's no shortage of accommodations in and around town. Choose from cozy bed and breakfasts, hotels, and hot springs resorts. Although the town generally caters to upscale tourists, you can still find reasonably priced inns and resorts either downtown or within walking distance of it. If you want to add luxury accommodations to your list of Calistoga indulgences, you will find plenty of suitable options here.
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