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Lan Müraia

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At the Castelmur ledge, where once the toll was collected, there are the medieval ruins of the fortification wall with a passageway in the center. This wall is called Lan Muraia.
Built on a rocky terrace overlooking the Maira River, Lan Müraia was constructed to protect the old road. It also marked the political border between the territories of Sottoporta (below the gateway) and Sopraporta (above the gateway), or, more precisely, the holdings of the bishops of Como and Chur.

The name «Porta» describes the geographical bottleneck of this area and originates from the name «Porta Bergalliae», which is mentioned in 840 in the imperial Rhaetian archives together with the castle.

Nossa Dona

Heading from Stampa toward the Italian border, just before Promontogno, on top of a hill that divides the valley, we see the church of Santa Maria di Castromuro, better known as Nossa Donna, and an imposing, five-story square tower. This tower dates from the 14th century and is a remnant of the feudal Castelmur Castle, which was built a century before the tower and of which little remains. In the Middle Ages, Bergell was a single parish, subordinate to the diocese of Chur. Nossa Donna was the main church of the valley. In the years 1845-50, Giovanni Castelmur, the Baron of Coltura, had it rebuilt on the old foundations without the Romanesque bell tower.

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2'763'445E 1'134'238N
46.339633, 9.561768
46°20'22.7"N 9°33'42.4"E
32T 543232 5131937
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Lan Müraia

Porta e Nossa Dona
7602 Promontogno
Phone 081 822 15 55

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