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Castello di Mesocco

Castello di Mesocco
Castello di Mesocco
The ruins of the castle of Mesocco stand on the top of an imposing rocky hill that rises steeply from the valley floor.


This imposing fortress stands in the middle of the valley and forces the river Moesa to make a wide bend in a narrow, impassable gorge that only leaves a narrow passage open to the west. The castle of Mesocco is protected on three sides by steep rocks. Only in the northeast, on the upstream side of the valley, does the slope drop more gently. Climbing up to the castle from the north side along the old access road, you first reach the church of St. Maria del Castello and you are already on the castle grounds, which were once surrounded by a defensive wall. The impressive ruins consist mainly of the remains of defensive fortifications built in the last decades of the 15th century, i.e. in the last phase of the castle's life. century, i.e. in the last phase of the castle's life. Among them, there are also numerous ruins from earlier eras, so that the current appearance of the castle reveals its eventful history, which has its roots in the early Middle Ages.


Responsible for this content: Ente Turistico Regionale del Moesano (ETRM).
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