This place is charming, beautiful and absolutely peaceful. When we first arrived, we weren't sure where to check in as there isn't an office. We called the reservations line and they gave us the owner's phone number to call. Gabriella was so welcoming. She and her sweet assistance (who reminds me of my grandmothers), quickly brought out champagne and she sat outside in the garden area with us. She told us about how the castle has been in her family for over 1000 years. Her assistant, who didn't speak a lick of english, was so happy to have us there and she showed it. We were fortunate the few days we were there, no one else was in our building.
They have a beautiful large living area on th first floor with a kitchen, separate refrigerator for guests, and apertivs for after dinner. She has the breakfast area set up in there. In the morning, they provided a lovely breakfast of cheese, meats, fresh brioche filled with apricot jam, coffee, tea, cereal and she made us eggs every morning. She set up the table with a candle and fresh flowers, china, and made it very romantic.
The rooms are extremely large and the amenitites are top notch. She just spent several years renovating the place and it shows. She did a great job with the renovations. Modern showers, sinks, regular sized blow dryers (little things that matter :-) )
The only thing different I would like to see is we could only access WiFi from the living area and not our rooms. I know, you are supposed to go to a beautiful castle in Italy to get away from things that keep you connected :-)
This is a good base to discover other charming cities like Cormons, Palmanova, Trieste, etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A private home with a few bed and breakfast rooms in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, not far from the beach (19 km) and from Venice (90km): the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra. This castle belongs to the counts of Strassoldo-Graffemberg since more than a thousand years. The 4 double bed and breakfast rooms are in the ancient mill and are spacious and nicely furnished with hand painted furniture. There is free wireless internet connection. In the morning a rich buffet breakfast is served on the ground-floor or in the garden in case of good weather. The cute little village of Strassoldo developed around the ancient castle of Strassoldo, which was already mentioned in a document dating back to 564. The village took its name from the counts of Strassoldo. The village is in the green lowlands of #Friuli-Venezia Giulia, not far from the #beach of Grado (20 minute drive). It takes only 60 minutes to get to #Venice and #Austria. 35 Minutes to get to Trieste and Slovenia, 20 min. To get to Udine, 15 minutes to get to the Roman colony of Aquileia. There are many more lovely sites to visit as well as excellent restaurants and wineries. The place has the flair that only a private home rich in family memories and an ancient tradition can give. ... more less