Premise : In the ancient Friulian village of Strassoldo, in the province of Udine, which joined the Club of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy in 2019, for 22 years the springs and autumns have been enlivened by suggestive events in the castles. The coronavirus has, unfortunately, led to the cancellation of the spring party, but now the greater knowledge on the safety rules to counter it, combined with the pressure of the public and exhibitors, have pushed us to find the right formula to coexist, in maximum safety, with the situation and to elaborate an autumn initiative that provides for a different logistics, while maintaining all the charm of the previous editions.
The event: In agreement with the relevant authorities and in symbiosis with security professionals, the program of "Magical autumnal weaves" was outlined, born from the offshoot of the events already successfully tested in this place. The heart of the program will remain artisans, excellent nurserymen, suggestive autumn decorations and the ancient charm of the site, but the course will be different and for this reason the original title has been changed ("In Autumn: Frutti, Waters and Castles"). The new format provides for the exclusion of the interiors of the two manors and greater use of the gardens and the Chancellery of the Strassoldo di Sopra Castle .
A one-way magic thread will link the history and nature of the place with the exhibitors, who will be inserted harmoniously along the entire route. There will be a single entrance into the Borgo Vecchio (accessible from Via Gradisca), which will pass through the Vicinia, where there will be two boxes. The itinerary will unfold smoothly in the gardens of the Vicinia, Casa Artuico and Casa Rambaldo and the secular park, which will be directly connected to the Brolo and the Chancellery, with the opening of the twin gates located near the rice mill. From the Brolo, surrounded by clear resurgence waters, visitors will enter the Chancellery from the back and will exit the event by passing through the front door of the building.
The area of the event will be very large , so gatherings will be avoided and all the necessary safety protocols will be more easily enforced.
Guided tours: guided tours will be organized at fixed times, for small groups, to admire the interiors of the Strassoldo di Sopra Castle, which will be embellished with autumn decorations.
The event will also be held in case of rain . By now also in Italy, as always in England, visitors and exhibitors of these country festivals know that it is necessary to have comfortable shoes and any waterproof cloaks.
Tickets: Tickets will be sold online and this will ensure visitors can enter at a certain time. The purchase of tickets on site will be possible, but will not guarantee immediate access, because this will depend on the influx that will be regulated according to the safety regulations. Visitors will be registered and quoted. It will be mandatory to maintain the safety distance, the use of the disinfectant positioned in the pre-established points and the use of the mask in internal areas and where there is no safety distance. Exhibitors must also ensure the safety of their exhibition space.
Event admission: Adults: € 10. Children 6-12 years: € 6. Children 0-6 years free.
Guided tour inside the Castello di Sopra : Adults, without event ticket: € 8. Adults, with event ticket: € 5. Children 0-5 years free. Children 6-12 years, with event ticket: € 3. Children 6-12 years, without event ticket: € 5
Updates on the event and new ticket purchasing procedures will be published on the www.castellodistrassoldo.it website and on the Castelli di Strassoldo Facebook page.
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