In Primavera: Fiori, Acque e Castelli

Iniziativa di valorizzazione del patrimonio storico e di fundraising. Due castelli privati distinti e di proprietà diverse, situati nello stesso antico villaggio, aprono eccezionalmente al pubblico.
L’evento propone un magico intreccio tra storia, fantasia ed ambiente naturale in quanto oltre a poter accedere a due castelli normalmente non aperti al pubblico, i visitatori potranno ammirare addobbi fastosi e trovare artigiani, decoratori ed antiquari eccellenti nei saloni e vivaisti selezionatissimi nel brolo. A corollario conferenze, visite guidate e molto altro.8th and 9th April 2017 (from 9 am to 7 pm)
The days of the open doors at the castles of Strassoldo Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Cervignano del Friuli, Province of Udine, highway exit of Palmanova)
While the warm Spring breeze wakes up myriads of flowers, soft leaves and hidden creatures in their gardens, the owners of the twin castles of Strassoldo (Upper and Lower castle) are polishing up theirs homes for the traditional week-end of the open doors also called “In Springtime: Flowers, Springtime and Castles”.
For this fascinating event the castles’ lawns, staircases and old walls will be richly decorated and the visitors will follow an itinerary leading them through the private halls of the two castles and adjacent spaces of the fortified complex (the former chancellery, warehouse, courthouse and rice mill), where they will also see high quality arts and crafts on display.
In the ancient orchard, washed by crystal clear spring water streams, there will be excellent plant nurseries with unusual and particular plants and a wide selection of country home and garden items.
These castles enjoy a great position, in the green Friulan spring water area countryside, not far from the Adriatic coast, between the ancient Roman colony of Aquileia and the Renaissance fortress of Palmanova. They belong to the same family that built them more than a thousand years ago, and they, therefore, still preserve original furniture and an authentic flair.
Note: this is a fundraising activity organised to let people discover an important historical site and to preserve the same and its territory.
Single ticket: € 12, valid for 6 different areas (3000 covered sqm and 15.000 uncovered sqm): interiors of the Upper castle and its park, interiors of the Lower castle, warehouse, chancellery, rice mill, courthouse and orchard/plant nurseries area). Children 5-12 years old: € 5. Groups (at least 20 people): € 10
9:00 – 19:00 – possibility to visit the ancient chapel of S.Maria in Vineis, boasting the most important 13th century frescoes of the area
11:30 – 15:00 – 16:00 free guided tours in the castles’ “borgo”. Departure: Porta Cisis (near the Pro Loco office)
11:30 – 15:00 – 16:00 tours to the park of the Lower castle guided by countess Ombretta Strassoldo. Price € 5 (not included in the ticket).
Local associations will prepare food stalls in various areas of the of the village
An excellent catering (Festa Più. will prepare a seated area in the court of the Upper castle where it will propose local specialities.
14:30-18:30 Ancient music inspired by Springtime in various angles of the castles
Other initiatives are still being planned