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The castle rises on the hill of Acquafredda, so called for a fresh water spring, dominating the Cixerri valley.
Probably built in the first half of the 13th century, the castle had a defensive function as the other castles built on the borders of the Giudicati. The castle was built by count Ugolino della Gherardesca, quoted by Dante Alighieri in the Divina Commedia; it was controlled by the Donoratico della Gherardesca and afterwards by the Pisan government and, in 1326, it was conquered by the Aragonese. Finally it was abandoned.
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The castle of Acquafredda is an important testimony of medieval fortified structure, is located 4 Km from the town of Siliqua and rises on a hill of volcanic origin, growing to a height of 256 m than at sea level. With a decree-law of 1993, the site named "Domo Andesitic of Acquafredda," was named a natural monument. From the discovery of a Papal Bull dated July 30, 1238, in which Gregory IX gives provisions for remedies put in war planning fortifications of Torres, judged of Gallura and Cagliari, it is believed, that the Castle existed since 1215, but is widely believed to attribute its build