Vicosoprano was a former municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, and was the largest village in the Val Bregaglia. It’s now part of the municipality of Bregaglia.
Vicosoprano has a population of 445 (in 2008), of which 9.7% are foreign nationals.
It was cloudy when I visited the village. Vicosoprano has an average of 111days of rain per year and on average receives 1,492 mm of precipitation.
The San Cassiano church was built in the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Saint Cassiano of Novellara; Bishop, martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian (Emperor of Rome) with several of his flock, died on 26 March AD 303. The relics were enshrined in the parish of Saint Stephen in Novellara, Italy in 1603.
The prisons where placed in the Tower and it’s possible to see torture instruments that were used.
The Praetorian was the seat of the municipal offices as well as the valley law court, united by a single jurisdiction. It was also the place in which toll fees were collected.
In the nearby glade, the macabre scaffolding pillars arise where those accused of witchcraft were hung.