Nicely restored ancient stone home with all comforts, garden and free WiFi.
Gabriella W. di Strassoldo
- english, french, german, italian
About Gabriella W. di Strassoldo
Gabriella Williams di Strassoldo is the current owner of the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra. Her mother inherited her family's estate in awful conditions in the Sixties. The place belongs the counts of Strassoldo since it was built more than a thousand years ago. Like her mother, Lella felt obliged to look after the complex and helped her mother as much as possible since she was very Young, so the two of them alone dedicated their life to the maintenance and restoration of the castle. The lack of money and aid forced them to face many difficulties, but year after year there were improvals and the complex has now acquired its ancient beauty. The complex is formed by a central building and a series of houses once used for administrative and rural purposes, the whole is surrounded by centuries old gardens washed by spring water courses. Many parts of the complex were complete total ruins up to 20 years ago. Gabriella grew up in Britain, Germany, Austria and Italy and speaks fluent English, French, German and Italian. She, therefore, brought her experience and different mentality to Friuli-Venezia Giulia, implementing many touristic activities that involved also other castles of the Region. She organised many fund raising activities (exhibitions, visits, weddings, workshops, presentations, etc.) with the aim to carry out the heavy restoration works. After renovating many parts of the main building of the castle and its garden, she brought back the Archives, which had been sold by her grandfather, in 2001, and immediately started restoring its ground floor and garden. In 2009 the the rice mill, which had partially collpased was also restored and turned into bed and breakfast, with four double rooms, which are open from mid April to mid November. In 2012 the guards' houses and the Vicinia, which had collapsed, were restored and turned into holiday homes. There are now three lovely self catering and independent Holiday homes, each with its own garden
Why Gabriella W. di Strassoldo chose Strassoldo
A Holiday in the Holiday homes of Strassoldo offer you the charm of staying in an environment full of flair due to the fact that the castle has belonged to the family of the counts of Strassoldo since more than a thousan years and has been lovingly restored. The gardens are washed by spring water courses and are beautiful with many flowers and high trees. You can dive into a magical and quiet spot and at the same time you are in a very central place to visit the Whole region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, swim in the Adriatic sea and drive to Veneto, Venice, Austria and Slovenia which are just around the corner.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Strassoldo offers a unique, relaxing and easy going atmosphere full of flair in contact with nature, history and beauty
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Well behaved dogs are welcome:-)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Ein traumhafter Ort zum Immer-Wieder-Kommen
Wir waren in Casa Artuico zu viert (meine 17jährige Tochter, ihre gleichaltrige Freundin, unserer großer Hund und ich). Wir waren uns alle einig: an einem so schönen Ort waren wir noch selten in unserem Leben, die Wohnung hatte alles, was das Herz begehrt, um sich dort wohlzufühlen, auch einmal etwas zu kochen (bis hin zum Grill im Garten!), und ist wunderschön und liebevoll eingerichtet. Und der Garten ist ein Traum, wie auch die ganze Schlossanlage. Wir wären sehr gern länger geblieben und kommen bestimmt wieder.
Die gesamte Umgebung bietet so viel an Kultur, Natur, Landschaft und Meer, dass man ganz viele Ausflüge machen kann, ohne sich zu langweilen. Aber das war eigentlich nicht die Hauptsache - in Strassoldo selbst war es einfach wunderschön und erholsam - auch mit der sehr freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Betreuung und Unterstützung von Frau Williams di Strassoldo und ihren Mitarbeitern.
Wir haben hier schon allen Freunden und Bekannten davon vorgeschwärmt - hoffentlich nicht zu viel, damit für uns nächstes Jahr auch noch ein Termin frei bleibt.
Liebe Dr. Koerner,
vielen Dank fuer Ihre tolle Bewertung.
Ich habe mich sehr gefreut Sie und Ihre Tochter mit Freundin kennenzulehrnen.
Fuer uns ist es sehr wichtig das unsere Gaeste sich wohl fuehlen bri und und ich freue mich das Sie das Haus, der Schloss Anlage und unsere Umgebung schoen gefunden haben. Ich hoffe wirklich das Sie wieder kommen!
Liebe Gruesse aus sonnige Strassoldo
A wondeful place
Although, because of private difficulties, we could stay only 2 nights, we enjoyd this wonderful place every minute after a very warm greeting. The facillities were optimal, selected with care and asthetic. We love to return
were delighted to have you as our guests and happy you liked our home and gardens.
We do hope you can come back, because there's still so much to see here in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a region that boasts an amazingly rich range of landscapes, starting from high mountains, through green hills and spring-water lowlands, to sand and rock beaches. Not to speak about the nice historical sites and good food and wine.
Many warm regards from sunny Strassoldo
Kurz gesagt: ein wunderbares Fleckchen Erde. All unsere Erwartungen wurden übertroffen. Das Team um die Gastgeberin ist einfach super herzlich, die Wohnung top ausgestattet und gemütlich, die gesamte Anlage wunderschön. Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen!
Das Juwel in Friaul
Rustikale Gemütlichkeit in einem riesigen Schloßpark. Erholung pur und zentral gelegen um all die geschichtsträchtigen Orte in der Umgebung zu besuchen. Signora Nidia hat uns als guter Geist durch einen wunderschönen Urlaub begleitet.
Vielen Dank für die netten Aufmerksamkeiten.
The castle is hidden in the green countryside of the spring-water area of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
It is still the private home to the counts of Strassoldo, who built it more than a thousand years ago. Recently the owners have restored 3 lovely self catering ancient stone houses, each one with its own private garden and access on the castle’s main garden:
Casa La Vicinia (4 person occupation, with possibility to add 2 single beds)
Casa Artuico (2 person occupation, with possibility to use a single bed placed behind a separé)
Casa Rambaldo (4 person occupation)
Bed & Breakfast accommodation is also offered on the other side of the castle (4 rooms in the rice mill and 2 suites in the tower).
The main building is in the centre of the castle's 'borgo'. Walking through the entrance arch you first see the 'Guards' houses' on the right, then 'La Vicinia' (former administrative centre) in these three buildings there are the Holiday homes now. Afterwards there is a small arched bridge connecting the main building to the church of St. Nikolaus. Behind the church there are the stables, artisans' houses, granaries and archives.
At the end of the main building there is the ancient tower (2 B&B suites) and afterwards the rice mill (4 B&B rooms).
Standing here you can see a big garden on the left side (ancient orchard) and another one on the right side (the castle's main garden).
After the rice mill there is a little channe, which is the border with the twin castle of Strassoldo di Sotto, also belonging to the family of the counts of Strassoldo.
A jewel of the castle are it’s romantic gardens, fully of old trees, nice flowers and surrounded by spring-water streams.
In Strassoldo the ground is never colder than 13 Celsius degrees and this has a beneficial influence on nature and allows many exotic species to grow in the area – from old Chinese rose bushes to palm trees. Canadian maple trees bring Indian Summer colors in Friuli.
Strassoldo is the perfect place to dive into the flair of a region not overrun by tourists and discover the attractions and an incredible variety of landscapes concentrated in a small area, starting from high mountains, to rolling hills, green plains and rock or sand beaches.
The location offers a romantic and relaxing holiday in contact with nature and history. The castle complex is quiet and is in the middle of a small village where there are a little supermarket, a post office, a bank and a hairdresser, so exiting the castle complex you can feel the flair of a typical Friulan rural centre. Only 3 minutes on foot you can reach a bistro where you can eat great grilled meat, cheese and vegetables. Not much futher there are two rural restaurants with typical Friulan food. In the near surroundings there are many good restaurants and wineries, where you can taste some of the World’s best wines.
The castle is in a central position for those who want to discover the beautiful Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region and all the nearby attractions:
- Austria (60 minutes)
- Slovenia (35 minutes)
- the beach of Grado (20 minutes) and its wonderful Laguna with fishermen huts and great nature
- Venice (60 minutes. There’s a train connecting the nearby station of Cervignano to Venice.
- Trieste (38 minutes)
In Winter you can also reach the region's best ski resorts (Pramollo, Piancavallo, Sella Nevea) in only one hour's drive.
The castle’s guests may rest, make nice walks, go biking in the great countryside, swim in the nearby Adriatic sea, make great boat tours in the Laguna or to Trieste, Istria, Lignano and other places.
For those who love horses and riding, the castle has a special agreement with the nearby stables “Circolo Ippico Palmanova” where you can take riding lessons or rent a box for those who have their own horse. Expert riders may ride on the green walls of the fortress of Palmanova and in the countryside.
Near to the castle there many excellent wineries and rural restaurants.
The climate is great with wonderful Springs and Autumns, warm Summers and mild Winters.