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Lovely stone home with garden, in a castle near beach and 1 hour from Venice - 2

Bedrooms 1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Nicely restored quiet stone home with garden, all comforts and free WiFi

CASA RAMBALDO: enchanting a old stone holiday home in a castle complex with vast private garden and access ti castle's park.

It enjoys a great and quiet position, yet it is very central in the Region. Only 20 minutes from the beach of Grado, 35 minutes from Trieste, 20 minutes from Udine, 1 hour from Venice, 1 hour from Austria and 30 minutes from Slovenia.

This romantic home offers a dive into history. It has been restored in 2012 with great care for details and comfort.

It was one of the medieval Guards' houses and is distributed on one floor + a sweet loft.

It has ancient terracotta floors and ceilings with wooden beams.

Starting from South there are:

- a bedroom with door to the garden, with a big double bed, ancient drawer, night tables, carpets and cupboard with mirror

- nice bathroom with big green-blue mosaic shower enclosure, old style toilet, sink and washing machine

- a central door to the garden

- a dining/kitchen area, with wooden table with Marble Surface, 4 chairs, drawers, 4 ring gas stove, oven, microwave, fridge with small freezer, dishwasher, cupboard with necessary plates, cutlery, pots and pans.

- a cosy sitting area under the loft with big green comfortable sofa and armchair, small tables, chairs, table with sat-tv, carpet

- a nice ancient staircase to the small loft where there is a big double bed, side tables and cupboard with carpets

The romantic garden has direct access on the castle's main garden and is equipped with wooden table, chairs, deckchairs and BBQ

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriella W. di Strassoldo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

We spent a week in La Vicinia touring the Veneto-Friuli region. The hosts were friendly and generous and we spent some time with them in the evenings enjoying Limoncello!. The rental is tastefully restored and the grounds are beautiful. The setting is in a small castle village, absolutely delightful.
Aug 2017
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Strassoldo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Nice bathroom with sink, wc, shower and washing machine
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom with double bed, drawer, cupboard, door to garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Small sleeping area on a loft
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Lovely stone home with garden, in a castle near beach and 1 hour from Venice - 2
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews
Cheltenham UK

A wonderful holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable holiday in Casa Rambaldo, one of the best ever. Castello di Strassoldo is a truly atmospheric and idyllic place to stay and Gabriella is a very warm and welcoming host. The apartment has been beautifully converted, is comfortable and very well equipped should you wish to do a lot of cooking. Our private corner of the gardens was absolutely lovely, spacious and with mature trees and is a peaceful and relaxing place to unwind and to eat outside. We also enjoyed wandering in the castle grounds which are beautifully maintained. It is hard to imagine how it could be improved upon! There are lots of interesting places to visit in the area without driving very far. We stayed for 11 nights but there will be plenty of new places to explore when we return, which we hope to do in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantische Unterkunft - idealer Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge ins Friaul

  • 5 of 5

Wir - Familie mit Kindern (2 und 5 Jahre) haben 2 Wochen in dem Apartement Rambaldo verbracht. Die Unterkunft ist Teil einer sehr schönen Burganlage (am privaten Garten angrenzend befindet sich ein sehr romantischer großer Garten, der von den Mietern der Anlage genutzt werden kann). Die Ausstattung des Apartments lässt nichts zu wünschen übrig - mit komplett eingerichteter Küche und Waschmaschine im Bad hält sich der Haushalt in Grenzen. Nidia, die liebenswerte "Perle" des Anwesens, war stets zur Stelle, wenn wir doch mal etwas brauchten. Die Lage in Strassoldo ist ideal, um alle Aspekte des schönen Friauls zu nutzen: in 25 Min ist man am Strand in Grado, in 45 Minuten in Triest, 25 Minuten braucht man nach Udine - und in 10 Minuten ist man im Palmanova Outlet Village :) Wir hatten eine rundum schöne Zeit hier!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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sehr schön zum entspannen und chillen.

  • 4 of 5

Fast einmalig! Glücksfall für Romantiker!

Fahrzeug unbedingt erforderlich, da nicht ganz Zentral. Sehr große Parkanlage.

Gasgrill, Klima, 2 Doppelschlafzimmer incl.

Große Ritterdusche.

wir werden widerkommen!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Ronchi dei Legionari
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar H
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Cervignano del Friuli
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
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Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $246.12

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.