Important: the house is big and although on the first floor there are 2 rooms, each with a private bathroom, at present only one may be used as a bedroom, due to bureaucratic reasons. So for a few months, if there are 4 guest, 2 of them may sleep on the ground floor, behind a separé, where there are two normal beds.
Casa La Vicinia is situated in one of the oldest private castles of northern Italy. The owners have lovingly restored three beautiful stone homes supplying them with all comforts.
Casa La Vicinìa has its own private garden, guaranteeing the privacy of the guests, who also have access to the gardens of the castle.
On the ground floor there is a dining/living area, with armchair, several chairs, carpet, desk, small tables, cupboard, sat-tv, wooden table and chairs, drawer.
There is also a fully equipped kitchen.
From the dining/living area you have access on a lovely arched portico and on the garden for al fresco resting and eating. There are a wooden table and chairs, a round table with chairs, a BBQ and sun beds.
For the moment the other room may only be used as a storage room, with its own bathroom with sink, bidet, shower and WC.
All efforts have been made to offer a wonderful stay.
The castle complex is formed by the main building, surrounded by a series of beautiful stone buildings once used as guards’ houses, administrative and judicial centre, stables, artisan workshop, granaries, archives, rice mill and tower.
On one side the main building is connected by an arch to the church of St. Nikolaus, formerly castle’s chapel which was donated to the village (catholic masses on Sundays) and on the other side there is the ancient tower.
The setting is really beautiful and the whole is surrounded by lovely gardens, crossed by spring-water streams and rivers.
Strassoldo is a precious gem of a lovely and still unknown region which is not overrun by tourists. In fact, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 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.
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) in 10 minutes, the golden beach of Grado in 20 minutes, the beautiful town of Udine in 30 minutes, the marvellous Adriatic Gulf with the town/port of Trieste in 38 minutes, Slovenia in 35 minutes and Austria in 60 minutes.
The guests can relax, make very nice walks in the Friulan 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 Friulan wines and food.