Castello Di Mesocco
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Castello Di Mesocco

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Das Castello di Mesocco ist ein Schloss südlich des Dorfes Mesocco im Misox (Kanton Graubünden, Schweiz). Es war früher die wichtigste Festung des Tals, heute sind nur noch Ruinen erhalten.

Aufgrund seiner strategisch wichtigen Lage an der San Bernardino-Route war der Felshügel schon zu römischer Zeit befestigt. Im Mittelalter errichteten die Grafen von Sacco hier ihre Festung.

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