CASA RAMBALDO (90 sqm - 1 floor + loft - sleeps 4 people)
This lovely medieval stone holiday home distributed on one floor plus a mezzanine is part of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra.
It preserves the magic atmosphere of the past and has a private garden guaranteeing the guests' privacy and access on the castle’s main garden.
The quietness and positive atmosphere of Casa Rambaldo 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.
The complex of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra is formed by the main building, where the counts of Strassoldo still live, which is 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, 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 Strassoldo has finely restored three beautiful stone holiday homes: La Vicinia, Casa Rambaldo and Casa Artuico, which are placed near to each other, on the northern side of the property.
Each of them has its private garden, guaranteeing the guests privacy and access on the castle's beautiful main garden.
These charming homes are very nicely furnished (La Vicinia with furniture hand-painted by local artisans, whilst Casa Rambaldo and Casa Artuico with ancient furniture ) and have been provided with every comfort.
Strassoldo is a precious gem of a lovely and still unknown region which is not overrun by tourists 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 making it 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.
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 is also famous for its excellent wines and food which will make the holiday even more agreeable.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Grado 18 km|
|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|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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