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Lovely ancient home (La Vicinia) with garden in a castle, near beach and Venice

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Lovely stone home. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private garden and porch

La Vicinia (4 people occupation: 2 double bed rooms): an enchanting medieval home with beautiful arched portico for al fresco resting and dining and a private garden with access on the castle's main garden.

It is distributed on 140 sqm and has:

on the ground-floor:

- a vast sitting and dining area with wooden table and chairs, drawer, sofa, armchair, several other chairs, desk, small tables and carpets.

- an equipped kitchen.

On the first floor:

- two double bedrooms with hand painted furniture and air conditioning. Each room has its own bathroom with shower.

Lovely arched portico (with wooden table and chairs), and private garden (with table, chairs and BBQ)

More Details

Gabriella Williams di Strassoldo
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Gabriella Williams di Strassoldo

Gabriella Williams di Strassoldo grew up between England, German, Austria and Italy and speaks fluent English, Italian, German and French.

She lives between Wien (A) and Strassoldo (I) and manages her family estate, the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra, which belongs to the counts of Strassoldo since a thousand years.

When she took over the task from her mother many years ago the castle was in a very bad condition and Gabriella put an enormous effort in restoring it, bringing it back to its ancient flair.

In the last years she also restored three ancient stone houses, turning them into high quality holiday homes: La Vicinia (former administrative centre), Casa Rambaldo and Casa Artuico (former guards' houses).

Why Gabriella Williams di Strassoldo chose Friuli-Venezia Giulia

The holiday homes at the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra offer the unique opportunity to breathe the flair of an ancient private castle and at the same time to visit a beautiful and still not well known area of Italy, ranging from high mountains, through rolling hills, green plains to rock and sand beaches.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

La Vicinia and the other two holiday homes of the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra are very well furnished and have every comfort.

Each has its own private garden and access of the castle's main garden.


Strassoldo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom which is equipped with shower, sink, bidet and WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (4), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Lovely ancient home (La Vicinia) with garden in a castle, near beach and Venice
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful location and bui a quiet corner of Italy

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was well within our expectations. Spacious bedrooms, nicely furnished, maintained and well equipped. The bathrooms were clean and adequate. And the bonus of all bonuses was our hosts. We simply could not ask for more, both Lella and Midia bent over backwards to make our stay a pleasant and memorable one. We had several wet days and how nice it was to be given a freshly baked pie as compensation for the bad weather. On other days were were given freshly baked bread, wine and chocolates. Despite the weather we were able to see the surrounding areas and particularly liked Grado, Palmanova. We managed to visit Udine in the pouring rain and catch up with a mosiac master. We highly recommend this property and everything it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Besondere Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Rundherum wohlgefühlt , freundlicher Empfang , Strassoldo insgesamt ein schönes Dorf!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfekter, romantische Erholung im Schloss

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten eine Woche in dieser wunderschönen Ferienwohnung. Sie bietet alles, was man zu einem perfekten Uralub braucht: sehr gemütlich und geschmackvoll eingerichtet, blitzsauber, gemütliches Wphnzimmer und sehr ruhige, schöne Schlafzimmer, beide mit sehr gut ausgestatteten Badezimmern. Die Ferienwohnung liegt eingebettet in einem Schlßareal, direkt neben einer kleinen Kirche. Vom Wohnzimmer aus hat man den Blick und Zugang auf eine große Terrasse und den parkartigen Schlossgarten. Einkaufen kann man in einem kleinen Supermarkt, der nach einem kurzen Spaziergang durch das Schlossgelände erreicht wird. Schöne Küstenorte sind ganz in der Nähe, Triest und Venedig nicht weit. Strassoldo ist der perfekte Ort um Entspannung und die Besichtigung schöner interessanter Plätze miteinander zu verbinden. Die Gastgeberin ist ausgesprochen freundlich und der Aufenthalt insgesamt nur erfreulich und bleibt in bester Erinnerung. Vielen Dank, wir kommen bestimmt wieder.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you! I am so happy you liked your stay in our home and that you found the location good nice and well situated for visiting so many interesting places. For us it is important that our guest feel well and the comments are useful for eventual improvements. We are really happy to hear that you would like to come back. We wish you a lovely 2017!
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Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

Great location - could use more personal attention

  • 3 of 5

We spent a week here, and loved the location and the apartment. There was a lot to see and do in the area, as long as you had a car, and there were restaurants within walking distance of the apartment. The apartment was clean and nicely decorated, with a lovely outdoor sitting area.

Our only complaints:

- the owner had three very large dogs who roamed freely in close proximity to our outdoor space. We love dogs, but they defecated profusely. The owners cleaned it up every couple of days, but it detracted from our enjoyment of the area.

- the person who greeted us on arrival could not speak English at all, so it made it difficult to understand where we were supposed to go, where to park the car, etc. The instructions that were provided to us prior to arrival were difficult to understand.

- Gabriella (the owner) said she was looking forward to meeting us, but despite her assurances that she would be there to greet us, we didn't meet her until the day before our departure. By then, it was too late to visit the various sites that she recommended to us.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review and advice. I'm happy you liked the home and environment that is really pretty. Thanks to the free internet access available in the home and the nice regional and local websites with plenty of useful information plus the drawer full of folders and iadditional nformation I personally researched and wrote for my guests it is easy get to know our beautiful region. After having spent I my life practically alone through enormous difficulties restoring the castle and gardens which were a ruin only 20 years ago, it Is motivating to hear that the guests like it and their comments are very important to know the pros and cons and improve the hospitaly I offer in the three holdiay homes I restored a few years ago. Many guests come back every year and I feel sustained by their friendship and advice that I take into serious consideration in order to improve the hospitality I offer Nidia the local lady that greets the guests on arrival is my "second mother". She is sweet and has given me the force to continue together with all the nice guests I have met. Now I am organising, again with little help, a huge exhibition with around 100 exhibitors (excellent artisans, artists and plant nurseries) in the both the castles of Strassoldo, which is also a fundraising activity I lauched 19 years ago that the public seems to love as there are regularly a mean of 7000 visitors on a week- end. Also here ai take so much care in making it fascinating and personally also make a lot of decorations. I am behind every detail and sensitive people realize that and this is the force of the place.
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Perfect!!! Charming, beautifully restored.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Vicinia for 6 nights in late September. The place was charming and in a lovely ancient village with beautiful castle grounds to enjoy. We did day trips to Verona, Padua, Gorizia, and explored the Amarone, Collio, and area wine regions, and we ventured into Slovenia and Croatia to taste their wines too.

The home has 2 beautiful bedrooms and 2 modern bathrooms, and a well equipped kitchen which we used every evening. The outdoor sitting area was our favorite place to eat and drink and visit with our hosts.

We would recommend this property to anyone visiting the Veneto-Friuli region!


  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riga, Latvia


  • 5 of 5

An old castle, even small medieval city with unic authentic atmosphere and excellent comforts and stay facilities with "strategic" situation giving the possibility to travel around and to visit a lot of very special touristic places and beaches.

Also I have to note a very kind and warm welcome of the owners.

We had there a great and very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marina, It was lovely to have you as our guests and we are happy you had a lovely stay. That's exactely what want to offer: a plunge into an authentic and romantic athmosphere although there are all necessary modern comforts. We are lucky to be in a peaceful medieval complex which is so well located if you who want to travel around and visit a lot of special touristic places and beaches. I hope to see you again in the future and wish you all the best Lella Strassoldo
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Trieste Friuli-Venezia Giulia airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bar Acca
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cervignano del Friuli
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Rainbow, Specialità alla Piastra
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Tarvisio, Pramollo/Nassfeld
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Car: recommended

La Vicinia is placed in the heart of the complex of the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra (Upper castle of Strassoldo), one of the oldest castles of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the lovely most north-eastern region of Italy, bordering with Austria, Slovenia, the Adriatic sea and Veneto.

The small and quiet village of Strassoldo is in the spring-water area of the green Friulan lowlands, in a very central position, enabling guests to easily visit the area's main attractions, such as:

- Venice (1 hour's drive)

- The sun-island of Grado and its golden beach (20 minutes' drive).

Once the Austrian Empire's Summer resort, the place has an amazing historical center and here in addition to breathing the 'Mitteleuropean' flair of the past you can dive into the Adriatic sea and/or make a boat tours in the marvelous lagoon with its typical fishermen huts.

- The ancient Roman colony of Aquileia (15 minutes' drive), with its amazing basilica, lovely floor mosaics, excavations, port, criptas and museum

- The star-shaped fortress of Palmanova (5 minutes' drive), with its green hills and tunnels

- the ancient Longobard Duchy of Cividale del Friuli (20 minutes' drive) with its beautiful small temple, dome, Devil's bridge and museum. This little town is surrounded by lovely green hills crossed by the blue-green Natisone river where there are several nice restaurants to try.

The relaxing atmosphere of the place invites the guests to tank energy, enjoy the lovely gardens full of old trees and flowers, make nice walks in the flourishing countryside (partially on private grounds) and bike tours through the nearby cute little rural villages.

For shopping fans there's an interesting outlet with 90 brand shops only 5 minutes drive from the castle.

Last but not least, the region is famous for its good food combining Austrian and Slovenian flavors near to the borders and a variety of dishes from fragrant cheese and potato dishes to excellent fresh fish near to the coast.

Not to mention the wines, among which the white wines of the Collio area are Worldwide renown and the red wines are placing themselves in the highest ranks of the sector.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $239.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.