Masegra Castle

Sondrio, Italy

The imposing Masegra Castle was built in the Middle Ages and strategically positioned at the opening of the Valmalenco valley so it could easily control the access to the valley.

Since it was the property of the influential Salis family, it is the only castle in the town of Sondrio which wasn’t destroyed by the Grisons during their invasion of Valtellina in the 16th century.

As time went by, the castle lost its original defensive function and was converted from rough military outpost into an elegant residence more suited to a refined court, as testified by the frescoed rooms and beautiful loggias. Recently the castle’s stables have been converted into a historical museum, which gives visitors an in-depth look into aspects of life in Valtellina during the three centuries (1512-1797) of the Grisons’ occupation.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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patience oghogho (6 months ago)
Awesome
Adelio Negri (15 months ago)
Ok
Michaela Joanidisova (2 years ago)
It should be visited during the stay in Sondrio.
Adil Sikandar (2 years ago)
Lovely place to get a bird view of Sondrio and of course a quiet place.
Maria Teresa (3 years ago)
Excellent!!!
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