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Golf Hotel Castello Formentini **** Italy

Hotel 1 Star in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

Property Details of Friuli Venezia Giulia Hotel 1 Star

CASTLE OF SAN FLORIANO The south western part of the Collio was inhabited already in prehistoric times; archeological finds of coins and walls near San Floriano are evidence of a later Roman settlement. The first known document in which the locality of San Floriano appears dates from 1170; this document regards contracts for tha sale of lots of land, vineyards and houses transacted between the abbess Irmilint of the Convent of S. Maria of Aquileja and the inhabitants of San Floriano. Tha Castle was built to defend the village; it was part of a wider imperial system of defences, whose strongholds were Gorizia and Gradisca, supported by the castles of Quisca, San Martino, Castel Dobra, etc., on the Collio. In 1520 Vinciguerra Formentini of Cividale bought the castle; till then it had belonged to the Ugrispach family. After the purchase, the castle was restored and to perpetuale the memory of this restoration a memorial tablet, still existant, was built into the wall of the northern facade. From the drawing of 1609 shown above, it appears that the castle was composed of a main building, the feudal lord's residence, smaller residences and the church, all surrounded by embattled walls and interspersed with strong towers. During the Wars of Gradisca between Venice and the Habsburgs (1615 - 1617), San Floriano was conquered by the Venetians, who also found "three hundred casks of very exquisite wine" in the castle cellars. The First World War caused irreparable damage to the castle, especially in the southern and southwestern parts, where only a few traces of the ancient outer walls remian. On the other hand, the castle's features are well preserved on the northern side, where the door, two towers and parte of the walls facing east, with embrasures, can be seen. Opposite this section of the walls, the trench following the outline of the castle walls is clearly delineated; a big fireplace is still visible in the watch tower. On the ground floor, where is now the restaurant, the wine cellars were once located.

Local Area Details

Situated on a hill overlooking the city of Gorizia. The hotel is located inside a noble 15th century building (which was formerly inside the castle walls) belonging to Countess Isabella Formentini, one of the oldest aristocratic families of the area whose ancestors date back to the 16th century. The Castle undoubtedly brings back to life the regal atmosphere of days gone by thanks to the spacious rooms featuring large stone fireplaces, wooden ceilings and terracotta floors. All the furnishings are original and the welcoming, carefully finished rooms help make guests feel at home. The Castle also boasts a restaurant personally run by Conte Leonardo Formentini who has put together particular menus which recall traditional, medieval recipes from the region of Friuli. The same dishes which the patriarch of Aquileia once prepared and served in traditional terracotta victuals while surrounded by historical, musical and theatrical performances of days gone by. During the summertime guest can spend a sunny afternoon sitting under the shade of the Castle's hundred-year old trees and cool themselves down by taking a relaxing dip in the swimming pool.

Are you fed up of the usual healthy holidays ?

Are you fed up of hearing advertising for wellness centres and goading diets? Concerning holidays and relax our ideas are clear! FOOD AND LEISURE! This is our slogan.
At the Golf Hotel the buffet corner for our clients is open during the whole day.
OUR GUESTS MAY EAT AND DRINK AS MUCH AS THEY LIKE in any moment of the day tasting the most typical, genuine and hand-processed products of our region, which have been personally selected by countess Isabella Formentini.
The products you can find every day on our buffet table are:
Sauris and San Daniele raw ham, local salami, local smoked and rolled pancetta (a sort of bacon), ossocollo, all sorts of cheeses, like Montasio doc, small mozzarellas, stracchino, fresh ricotta, blue cheese with honey and old latteria.
A variety of grilled vegetables preserved in oil and different kinds of marinated green and black olives. Pickles, fresh vegetables (tomatoes, gherkins, radish …). A selection of typical local cakes like gubana of Gorizia, putizza of Trieste, Friulan gubana (strucchi of Cividale), jam and butter tarts, butter cakes - typical kugulupf made with butter, vanilla and cacao, a typical cake of Gorizia called “pan-pinza” (with tastes very good with raw ham and figs or melon), apple or ricotta strudel.
In addition to all this there is also fruit salad and a wide choice of fresh seasonal fruits.
With all your meals you may also drink Collio white and red wines, fresh tap beer and typical Friulan grappa.

Golf Hotel Castello Formentini **** Italy Property Information

Type:Hotel 1 Star
Location:Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
This Property Sleeps:30
Minimum Price Per Week:€16000
Maximum Price Per Week:€21000
Nearest Airport:Trieste - Ronchi dei Legionari (airport code TRS)
PRICE LIST FOR THE YEAR 2004 The following prices are per day and per person and include a grand buffet breakfast, the FOOD & LEISURE buffet, which is open from 12 o’clock a.m. to 11 o’clock p.m., service and taxes. Double-room € 105,00 Single room € 125,00 Cradle for children up to 3 years old - Discount for children up to 12 years old 50% Double-room used as single room €165,00 Suite “Torre della Bora” (place 4 people) €160,00 Discount for groups of at least 10 people = 10% Payment: credit cards (all the most important ones are accepted) bancomat and cash. A guarantee prepayment will be requested upon booking. The penalty conditions foreseen in case of cancellation are available at the reception.

Property Features

  • Has a Pool
  • Close to a golf course
  • Pets are allowed
  • Children are allowed

Contact Information for Golf Hotel Castello Formentini **** Italy

Name: isabella formentini
Telephone: 00.39. 0481 - 88 40
Alt Telephone:
Fax: 00.39. 0481 - 88 40
It is completely free to send an enquiry! Use this opportunity and email the owner below to ask as many questions as you wish about this Villa in England.

Hotel 1 Star in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy