Acqua Fredda archaeological area

Redebus Pass

  • One of the most important prehistoric foundries in the Alps
  • The Redebus reserve's naturalistic context
  • Educational workshops and guided tours for groups

The Acqua Fredda archaeological site is located near the Redebus Pass, at an altitude of 1,450 metres. It hosts one of the most important prehistoric foundries of the late Bronze Age (13th-11th century BC) in Europe. Here, as a good nine smelting furnaces were discovered in 1979, along with tools for processing copper, such as the millstones that were used to reduce the ore into sand, or the end parts of bellows used in the smelting process. Among the artefacts collected is a decorated bronze cloak pin, datable to the 11th century BC, which probably belonged to a prehistoric metallurgist. Also gracing the site is its natural setting represented by the Redebus reserve, a peat bog of great naturalistic value that is home to many plant species.

The site is open to the public and can be visited freely all year round. It is also accompanied by explanatory panels, which illustrate the functioning of the ovens and the life of the populations of the time.

Possibility of parking and refreshment point in the immediate vicinity.

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