Castello di Amorosa
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Castello di Amorosa information
It took 14 years to build this perfectly replicated, 12th-century Italian castle, complete with moat, hand-cut stone walls, ceiling frescoes by Italian artisans, Roman-style cross-vault brick catacombs, and a torture chamber with period equipment. You can taste without an appointment, but this is one tour worth taking. Oh, the wine? Some respectable Italian varietals, including a velvety Tuscan blend, and a merlot blend that goes great with pizza. Bottles are $20 to $125.