Castle San Bernardino Mesolcina Calanca

Mesocco Castle

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The ruins of Mesocco Castle rise on top of an impressive rocky hill that rises steeply from the valley floor.

Description

This imposing fortress is erythesed in the center of the valley, forcing the River Moesa to make a wide bend in a narrow impassable gorge, which only to the west leaves a narrow passage free. Mesocco Castle is protected on three sides by steep rock walls. Only to the northeast, from the upstream side of the valley, the slope descends softer. If you go up to the castle from the north along the ancient access road you first arrive at the church of S.Maria del Castello and you are already on the grounds of the castle, once surrounded by a fortified wall. The impressive ruins are formed mainly by the ruins of the defense works educed in the last decades of the 15th century, that is, in the last period of the castle's life. Among these there are also numerous ruins dating back to previous times so that from the current appearance of the castle shines through all its eventful history that has its roots in the early Middle Ages.

Map

Responsible for this content Ente Turistico Regionale del Moesano San Bernardino, Mesolcina, Calanca.
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