The castle complex

Heart of an ancient medieval hamlet, the Castle is surrounded by centuries-old gardens, crossed by crystal-clear spring-fed watercourses.

Here, history has never stopped, as the manor has always been inhabited by the same family that built it over a thousand years ago, namely the counts of Holy Roman Empire di Strassoldo-Graffemberg. Customs, knowledge, and historical testimonies experienced by family members have been passed directly and without contamination from one generation to another, giving rise to the particular charm that pervades among the ancient Strassoldo walls.

The main palace of the castle is furnished with antique furniture and ancestral portraits.

On the ground floor, there is a magnificent old kitchen, the entrance hall leading to the centuries-old park, the viceroy's lounge, the guardroom, and the tower cellar.

On the first floor, there are the emperor's hall, the coat of arms room, the mirror room, and the governor's room.

The park is personally managed by the owner. Twenty years ago, it was rather ruined and bare, but today it has returned to being rich in healthy centuries-old trees, shrubs, and flowers. The best time to visit the gardens is from April to late October when you can admire the blooms of various types of bulbs, special plants, herbaceous plants, antique and English roses. Some plants also bloom in winter, such as camellias and hellebores. Due to the serious problem of climate change, several drought-resistant plants have also been introduced. In the green expanse, there is an imposing "orangery" and a Baroque well, a period in which both castles of Strassoldo (di Sopra and di Sotto) were built.

Among the various buildings of the old hamlet of Castello di Strassoldo di Sopra is the ancient Chancellery, where the notary Ettore Strassoldo had his studio and where he drafted the deed for the construction of the nearby fortress of Palmanova, which was signed by the Venetian “provveditori” in 1593. On the ground floor, this building has 3 large communicating halls arranged in a telescope, with a terracotta-coloured floor. The structure has a beautiful garden (also called brolo) surrounded by spring-fed watercourses. Being more rural than the main body of the castle, it is suitable for more informal weddings.

Another very suggestive building, which was completely restored in 2009, is the Rice Mill, which has a large ground floor that can be occasionally rented for small events. This building serves as a holiday home from April to October.

Note: Until not many years ago, the castle and gardens were in poor condition, and the current owner and her mother dedicated their lives, amidst many difficulties, to the restoration and recovery of this important historical reality, the enhancement of which brings wide-ranging benefits to the entire area.

Spaces available for rent

The castle complex consists of various buildings.

The main palace is surrounded by buildings that once served as artisanal, administrative, and agricultural realities. For this reason, depending on the type of celebration, various spaces can be rented.

The castle only rents spaces without services, so as far as eating is concerned, catering assistance is required.

The castle’s main building

The Cancelleria (Chancellery)

The groundfloor of the Pileria (rice mill)

Small and informal events with a maximum of 50 people

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