Pedres Castle

Olbia, Italy

Located at 89 meters in height, the Pedres castle was built between 1296 and 1322 during the Pisan-Aragonese domination period during the ascent of the Visconti family. It is characterized by two squares, one upper and one lower, surrounded by polygonal walls, reachable through stairs built with large granite boulders. Its position allowed to control the territory up to the Gulf of Olbia.

In 1339 the castle was entrusted to the hospital friars of Saint John of Jerusalem. From the second half of the fourteenth century it was occupied by the Aragonese and then by the Giudicato of Arborea. The castle met a definitive abandonment at the beginning of the fifteenth century, coinciding with the decline and depopulation of Civita.



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Founded: 1296-1322
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Jakob Gamperling (3 months ago)
A beautiful old castle ruin on a hill, located south of Olbia. Perfect for a short bike ride from the city. Very beautiful views from the top, especially right before sunset.
Stuart Cox (6 months ago)
Great little gem of a castle with a panoramic view. Lots of steps to get up so not door the less able bodied
Marcus Hurley (6 months ago)
First stop was Pedres castle, built on a hill about 10k from the city and now overlooking Olbia airport. It's a fairly simple route from the city and there is a large car park. The last 500m of the road are a bit dodgy so just take care. This is a thirteenth century Pisan castle on a steep hill with commanding views. Very little is left other than one tower but there are traces of other buildings and walls within the forest surrounding the castle. The route up is actually quite pleasant, through the forest and follow the stone steps, taking 5-10 minutes. It was still sweaty work though! We watched several planes arriving or departing from the airport and just enjoyed the views from the peak. We could see our next stop, a megalithic tomb, in the woods nearby.
Alexandra Pralea (6 months ago)
Amazing view and interesting ruines! I really recommend visiting for a peaceful walk in nature.
C S (8 months ago)
Nice viewing point and castle. Bumpy sandy road for the last 1km. Quite some steps towards the top of the castle. Free parking and entrance.
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