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Casa La Vicinia c/o Castle of Strassoldo, on garden side

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

"LA VICINIA" (150 sqm - 2 floors - sleeps 4 people)

Lovely fully renovated medieval stone house with two floors, forming part of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra. In olden times it was the administrative and judicial centre of the complex.

On the garden side there is a beautiful 3-arched portico and a private garden, with direct access on the castle’s main garden.

On the first floor there are 2 en-suite double rooms, each with air conditioning and its own bathroom with shower . It is very well furnished with pretty copies of Venetian furniture, which has been painted by local artisans.

On the ground-floor there is a vast room, with a dining area on one side and a sitting area on the other side and access to a beautiful arched portico for al fresco dining on warm Friulian evenings and for relaxing.

The house has its own private garden with access on the castle’s main garden.

In front there is a private parking place.

The complex of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra is formed by the main building, where the owners still live, surrounded by a series of beautiful stone buildings in olden times used as guards' houses, administrative and judicial centre, stables, artisans' house, granaries, archives, rice mill and the ancient tower.

The main buillding is connected by an arch to the church of St. Nikolaus, formerly the castle's chapel, where catholic masses are held on Sundays at 7:30 and 11:00, on one side and to the ancient tower on the other side.

The setting is very beautiful and the whole castle complex is surrounded by lovely gardens, crossed by spring-water streams and rivers.

The quietness and positive atmosphere of La Vicinia is ideal for families, for people searching a place to rest and tank energy and for those interested in discovering the hidden treasures of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, which is still rather unknown.

Next to La Vicinia there are two further lovely medieval stone holiday houses called “Casa Rambaldo" (90 sqm) and “Casa Artuico" , with private gardens, which were the former Guards' houses.

The holiday homes of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra still preserve their ancient flair, are very nicely furnished and have been provided with every comfort.

Description of the holiday homes of the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra:

1) "La Vicinia": 150 sqm - two floor stone house - sleeps: 4 people

Formerly the administrative and judicial centre of the castle, it has a door towards the borgo and a door towards its arched portico with access on the garden

2) "Casa Rambaldo: 90 sqm - one floor stone house with a mezzanine - Sleeps: 4 people

Formerly one of the two Guards' houses of the castle, it has a door towards the borgo and two doors towards the garden.

3) "Casa Artuico": 80 sqm - one floor stone house - Sleeps: 2 to 4 people

Formerly one of the two Guards' houses of the castle, it has a door towards the borgo and two doors towards the garden.

The holiday homes of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra offer the magic atmosphere of one of the most important and ancient castles of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, which has been slowly and beautifully restored preserving its charm.

Strassoldo is a precious gem of a lovely and still unknown region which is not overrun by tourists. In fact, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, has many important historical sites, a lovely nature with many different wonderful landscapes ranging from high mountains, through rolling hills and green plains to rock or sand beaches.

The castle is situated in a very central position from where it is easy to reach all these attractions.

Only to mention a few, Venice is reachable in 1 hour's drive, the ancient Roman colony of Aquileia (the second biggest colony of Rome) is reachable in 10 minutes, the golden beach of Grado in 20 minutes, the beautiful town of Udine in 30 minutes, the marvelous Adriatic Gulf with the town/port of Trieste in 38 minutes, Slovenia in 35 minutes and Austria in 60 minutes.

The guests of the castle can make very nice walks in the Friulian countryside, go biking through cute little rural villages, go swimming in the nearby Adriatic sea and make nice day excursions to many interesting regional sites and towns.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Grado 18 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Trieste Airport "Ronchi dei Legionari" 15 km, Nearest railway: Cervignano del Friuli 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Each double room has its own bathroom with shower so the house has a total of 2 bathrooms

Further details outdoors

The "Vicinia" has its own private garden and access on the castle's garden. Under the lovely arched portico there is a wooden table and wooden chairs for eating out and in the private garden there are sunbeds, umbrella and barbecue.

Further details

The house is rented on a weekly base from Saturday 4 p.m. to Saturday 11 a.m.

The owners speak fluent English, German and French

20% initial deposit required to confirm booking.

Settlement 20 days before arrival together with a 20% guarantee deposit, which will be given back when the guest hand over the keys and the owner sees that no damage has occurred to the property.

The North East Italy region

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a beautiful region of North Eastern Italy bordering with Austria, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea, next door to Veneto and, therefore, less than one hour's drive from Venice.

The territory is not on highly beaten tourist tracks and, therefore, preserves a very special flair and is the melting pot of many different cultures.

In a small perimeter there is a great variety of different landscapes from high mountains, rolling hills, green fertile plains to rock or sand beaches with many important and pretty historical sites and towns.

In 400 a.C. this area was conquered by the Celts and afterwards in 300 a.C. by the Romans who in 181 a.C. built the beautiful colony of Aquileia (10 car minutes from Strassoldo) one of the most important towns of the Empire, which still preserves stunning mosaics and rests. With the end of the Roman Empire many "barbarian" tribes crossed the region's alpine passes, like the Huns that destroyed Aquileia in 452 d.C. and the Langobards that settled down here from 568 to 776 setting up the Duchy of Cividale which was then destroyed by the Avars, but still preserves a lovely "Devil's bridge" over the green Natisone river and several other attractions.

Charlemagne annexed it to Austria choosing Cividale as capital of a territory which then included also Istria and part of Eastern Tirol (796).

Destroyed again by the Hungars it was divided into four parts (828) and under Otto I the region became part of Bavaria (952) remaining under the Saxon domination until 1420.

The area was then dominated by the Venetians for nearly four centuries until it was dominated by Napoleon who signed the Agreement of Campoformido owing to which it became part of Austria from 1797 to 1805. From 1805 to 1814 it belonged to the Italian Kingdom and then passed under Austrian domination again until the Third Independance War after which, in 1966, it was again annexed to Italy with the exception of the Province of Gorizia and Strassoldo, which became part of Italy after the First World War.

The region's climate is very nice and long Summers, wonderful Autumns and Springtimes and mild Winters.

Strassoldo

Strassoldo is a cute little village of the green friulian lowlands stretching to the Adriatic coast.

The village developped around its ancient castle mentioned already in 530 a.C. which has always been inhabited by the same family (the counts of Strassoldo) that built it.

A few centuries later the former castle was split in two: the Upper (castello di Strassoldo di Sopra) and Lower (castello di Strassoldo di Sotto) castles.

Strassoldo is set in a very central position from where it is easy to reach many charming sites natural and historical attractions and the guests can, therefore:

- visit the ancient Roman colony of Aquileia (8 car minutes), with its excavations, wonderful Basilica with the vastest floor mosaic of the World

- go swimming in the Adriatic sea, choosing between several seaside resorts like: 1) Grado, with its golden sand beach (the nearest, which is reachable in only 18 car minutes), ideal for families, in ancient times fore-port of Aquileia, with its beautiful old centre and many good fish restaurants; 2) Lignano, with its sand beach, ideal for families and also for young people as their are discos and so on; 3) other rocky beaches on the coast near to Trieste (40 car minutes)

- visit beautiful cities and minor towns full of history, nice shops, "osterias" (local wine bars) and that special north-Italian flair

- taste local food and wine in excellent country-side restaurants

- make day excursions to Venice (from the nearby station of Cervignano there are trains every hour to Venice), Trieste (a lovely port city), Slovenia or Austria

- taste excellent wine in the local cellars

- go riding a bike in the lovely natural environment

- go sailing in the wonderful Laguna of Grado, Gulf of Trieste and Venice

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19 Aug 2013

5/5

"Rundherum schön und empfehlenswert"

Es war genau so, wie wir uns das nach den Bildern im Internet vorgestellt hatten.Eine wunderschöne Anlage (wohl das Werk der Gräfin) und ein sehr schönes Haus. Alles ist sehr gepflegt und schön gr… More

6 Aug 2013

5/5

"Simply stunning!"

What an amazing place to stay! Every possible home comfort was provided and Nidia was so kind. We arrived during preparations for a wedding and we were welcomed with plates of scrumptious Friulian app… More

Thank you so much for the kind review.
We were all delighted to meet you and hope you will be able to find your way back in the near future :-)

12 Oct 2012

4/5

"La Vicinia in Strassoldo Castle was an excellent base for us"

We stayed here for two weeks in September 2012. It was a good choice and an enjoyable place to stay. The location is excellent if you have a rent car. It is close to the Autostrade. You can visit Trieste, Venice, Slovenia, Croatia, and many interesting smaller towns in Italy.

The apartment is quite nice and is well equipped. We highly recommend this apartment.

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