Tower of Frigiano

Tower of Frigiano

Travelling along the coast from Porto Torres, after a series of bends there is a breathtaking view of the promontory on which Castelsardo rises and the inlet of its natural harbour.
Below the town of Castelsardo, the tower, thirteen metres tall, stands as the defensive outpost of the small port of Frigiano.
Built in the 16th century by the Spaniards, it served as a watchtower over the inlets below the fortress to defend it against incursions of the Saracens and Berbers who devastated the territory for the entire first half of the 16th century. The tower was subsequently removed from service by the Piedmontese because it was considered to be of little defensive value for the town. In any case, it remained one of the symbols of the Castelsardo, consistently mentioned in the notes of the illustrious personages who visited the town, including historian Giovanni Francesco Fara and the travellers of the Grand Tour.

Address
Via Colle di Frigiano, 5 - 07031 Castelsardo