A Castle..


Some stories are just stories ; they are not history! Just like this castle.

This one looks like a castle , has a castle-like name , but it’s actually a winery. A beautiful winery which I want to remember as a castle ; even though wines are good enough there !

It’s newly constructed , though it looks old.

Wikipedia says : The castle interiors, which include 107 rooms on 8 levels above and below ground, cover approximately 121,000 square feet (11,200 m2). Among many other features it has: a moat; a drawbridge; defensive towers; an interior courtyard; a torture chamber; a chapel/church; a knights’ chamber; and a 72 by 30 feet (9.1 m) great hall with a 22-foot (6.7 m)-high coffered ceiling. The torture chamber has an authentic 300-year-old iron maiden which Sattui states he bought for $13,000 in PienzaItaly, a replica rack, prison chambers and other torture devices. [1] [5][6] The great hall features frescoes painted by two Italian artists who took about a year and a half to complete and showcases a 500 year old fireplace.

After the visit , I told my friends : We can re-create a castle , we can’t re-create its history!

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A Word A Week - Castle 

Author: Archita

Musings about life and photography.

8 thoughts on “A Castle..”

  1. You have wonderful shots on your website. My photographs are not even close to any of them. Thank you so much for the invitation and your visit. 🙂

  2. a winery and a castle, what a great combination, I love that very colorful and bright dining hall!

    I would like to invite you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs the whole week so I hope you can join us?

  3. You are very welcome!! 😀 Hope you are having a great day/evening (depending where you are) 🙂

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