The Acquafredda Castle stands about three km from the town of Siliqua . Its crenellated walls dominate the valley of access to the South West of Sardinia. Natural Monument since 1993, due to its historical, cultural and environmental importance, the site is renowned for the numerous floral and fauna species that have found a home there. The castle dates back to the 13th century. Conceived as a military fortress, at the service first of the Giudicato of Cagliari then of Count Ugolino Della Gherardesca. The events of Count Ugolino have become famous thanks to the profound verses of Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy. The Castello di Acquafredda can now be visited and offers tourists the opportunity to appreciate the architectural ensemble live and enjoy an incomparable landscape that combines historical-cultural interest with naturalistic interest. Inside the walls, at the lowest level, there is a small village while going up the path you will encounter the well-preserved remains of the Cisterna Tower up to an altitude of 256 meters above sea level where the Mastio imposes itself majestically.
Thanks to the excavation and restoration interventions, the Castello di Acquafredda can now be visited and offers tourists the opportunity to appreciate the architectural ensemble live and to enjoy an incomparable landscape that combines historical-cultural interest with the naturalistic one. The area is one of the most interesting destinations in Southern Sardinia, the gateway to Sulcis Iglesiente, dominates the whole of our South West and is one of the highly recommended excursions for anyone who wants to combine legend, history and breathtaking landscapes.
The archaeological site is currently managed by the Antarias Cooperative Society .
During the summer the Antarias cooperative also offers weekly night visits with astronomical observations , musical evenings, readings and other cultural events.
Inland, in a rural context
During this period, restrictions, limitations or suspension of activities may be applied due to the Corona Virus. Contact the Cooperative to find out if the site is open to the public and any measures taken for your safety