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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Jamie Miscellaneous (8 months ago)
Nobody else around to get in the way. The tomb is a yawn but the Costello is awesome to climb with nice views from the top. Go careful though as the steps are made from rocks and uneven.
Paolo Pepe (8 months ago)
Very narrow and steep stairway, to access. After 5 minutes you'll reach the top with a beautiful view over the valley and the giant's tombstone
Tamir shviro-college (2 years ago)
Beautiful view, not too hard climb. Worth the effort
Tchan C (2 years ago)
Good spot for a short stop. Great views with giant rocks all around. Hike is relatively easy even if it looks daunting, there are medieval steps leading up. Free to enter, a little vandalized in some spots but overall go for the amazing vantage.
Ben Fake (2 years ago)
An imposing hunk of ruined ancient architecture, positioned on a mount overlooking lush and dramatic landscape. The access road is a little narrow toward the end, but the parking is ample and free. The steep path up to the castle is actually pretty quick, with plenty of views on the way up. The structure itself is of interest, but perhaps more spectacular are the panoramic views from the top. The location is slightly spoiled by some disrepair and graffiti.
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