In the centre of the village of Strassoldo you will find the church of San Nicolò, which preserves, among other things, a stone cross of Longobard workmanship, testimony of the antiquity of the place. Coming out of the Cistigna gate, you can see an ancient mill from the 12th century, which has worked for over seven hundred years. The old machinery are preserved inside. The castle of Strassoldo di Sopra, with its twin Castello di Sotto, are among the oldest manors in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and are located in the heart of the small village of Strassoldo, which in 2019 became a member of the 'Borghi più belli d'Italia' (Italy's most beautiful villages).
Of enchanting beauty is the garden of the Castello di Sopra, built in the mid-18th century, where a 14th-century Magnolia Passiflora gracefully dominates the surrounding space.
- GUIDED TOURS FOR GROUPS:
The owner of the Strassoldo di Sopra castle receives, by appointment and all year round, already organised groups of at least 20 people (1 free for every 21 people) and leads them on a tour of the castle complex. The price of the guided tour is € 10 per person, for a minimum of € 200 per group, even if the group does not reach 20 people. The tour duration is approximately one and a half hours.
For information and bookings visit: castellodistrassoldo.it
- CASTELLI APERTI FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA:
Both Strassoldo castles on the occasion of "Castelli aperti Friuli Venezia Giulia" (Friuli Venezia Giulia Open Castles) open for guided tours of the interiors, in the company of authorised tourist guides.
- MAGICI INTRECCI PRIMAVERILI e AUTUNNALI:
The Strassoldo castles open twice a year, in spring and autumn, for the 'Magici Intrecci' (Magical Interlacements) event. For these occasions, the manor houses are festively decorated and the salons provide an exclusive setting for artisans, artists and antique dealers, while in the brolo there are excellent nurserymen and objects for the garden and home. All this is crowned by many side events.
Both 'Magici Intrecci' and 'Castelli aperti FVG' take place in spring and autumn and represent an opportunity to enter castles that are not normally open to individual visitors, but only to organised groups of at least 20 people.