Chateau | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
CASA ARTUICO (80 sqm - 1 floor - sleeps from 2 to 3 people)
A lovely medieval stone home with private garden belonging to the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra.
it is distributed on one-floor and was completely restored in 2012 using ancient and natural tecniques and materials.
In the middle ages it was one of the guards' houses.
Although its one of the smallest homes the spaces are well distributed and there is direct access to its vast private garden both from the kitchen/dining area and from the bedroom.
Outside there are a wooden table and chairs and deckchairs for dining and resting al-fresco. From the private garden with view on the orangérie it is possible to enter into the castle's main garden.
The magical and positive atmosphere of the place is ideal for resting and tanking energy.
It is possible to make nice walks in the private woods and countryside of the lower castle, a nature reserve where you can meet deers, lots of ducks, all kinds of birds and other friendly wild animals.
Staying in one of the oldest castles of Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a fantastic place to start discovering the hidden treasures of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, which is a still rather unknow yet wonderful region.
The complex of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra is formed by the main building, where the family of the counts of Strassoldo 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 really beautiful and the whole castle complex is surrounded by lovely gardens, crossed by spring-water streams and rivers.
The family has finely restored three beautiful stone holiday homes: La Vicinia, Casa Rambaldo and Casa Artuico.
These independent houses are situated near to each other, on the northern side of the property. Each has its own private garden and access on the castle's beautiful main gardens.
These charming homes are very nicely furnished and have been provided with every comfort.
La Vicinia with furniture hand-painted by local artisans
Casa Rambaldo and Casa Artuico are furnished with ancient furniture.
Description of the 3 holiday homes of the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra:
1) "La Vicinia": 150 sqm - two floor stone house with private garden
Sleeps: 4 people (an additional bed may be added in one of the bedrooms)
Medieval administrative and judicial centre of the castle
2) "Casa Rambaldo: 90 sqm - one floor stone house with a mezzanine with private garden
Sleeps: 4 people (a double bedroom + a mezzanine with double bed)
Medieval Guards' house of the castle
3) "Casa Artuico": 80 sqm - one floor stone house with private garden
Sleeps: 2 to 4 people (one double bedroom + a small sleeping area with double bed behind a separé)
Medieval Guards' house of the castle.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is placed very near to Venice and 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.
Venice is reachable in 1 hour's drive or by taking the train from the nearby station.
The ancient Roman colony of Aquileia, the second biggest colony of Rome, with a marvelous floor mosaic is reachable in 10 minutes, the golden sand beach of Grado in 20 minutes, the beautiful town of Udine in 30 minutes, the wonderful Adriatic Gulf with the town/port of Trieste in 38 minutes, Slovenia in 35 minutes and Austria in 60 minutes.
A holiday at the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra will let you relax, breathe the charm of one of the most important and ancient castles of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, make nice walks in the green 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.
The region also offers the possibility to taste excellent wines and food
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Grado 18 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The 80 sqm of Casa Artuico is ideal for 2 people, but can host up to 3-4 people.
The home has ancient terracotta floors and furniture, ceilings with wooden beams and:
- a double room with big double bed with a door-window towards the garden
- a sleeping area with a single bed behind a wooden separé. It is possible to add an additional bed.
- a bathroom with big shower enclosure with green mosaic and old style sink and wc
- an equipped kitchen, sitting and dining area
- a private garden for eating and resting al fresco
In front there is a private parking place
Prices (for a maximum of 4 people):
The prices are all inclusive (electricity, gas, excellent water supply, heating, sheets, blankets, towels, cloths, pans, pots, plates, cutlery and house supply)
High season: 700 Euros / Low season: 600 Euros per week
Minimum stay: 1 week
Change over day: Saturday
Well behaved pets are welcome.
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 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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