Chapel of Corbara [Ph.Desjobert]
The Arts and some History
From the Megalithic and "Torreens" sites in passing by the Churches
of Pisa, the numerous Genoese works, the citadels, towers and bridges, History
has left in Corsica a vast number of monuments and works of art without forgetting
the island art (ways of cross, wooden pulpits).
The Prehistoric Sites | The
Churches from Pisa | The Genoese works
Cap Corse Places of Interest
| Cargèse Greek Church Roman
Map of the Main Archaeological Museum
The Prehistoric Sites
- Filitosa 8000 years of History
The nearness of the fertile plain of the Taravo, the presence of a hut
which easily can be converted and of many shelters under the rock predisposed
the site of Filitosa to a very long occupation, from the 5th millenium
B-C to the roman occupation.
In the 2th millenium B-C, the stone-cutterts, the megalithic sculptors
made of Filitosa the biggest centre of corsican and mediterranean statuary
Filitosa [Acquaviva/Friends of Filitosa]
Filitosa, 8000 years of history and mystery, jealously keeps its statues-menhirs,
its circular monuments and its secrets.
We are continually questionning ourselves about the
What was their destination ?
Which cult practiced men in Filitosa ?
Here in Filitosa one of the richest archaeological adventures in teaching
on the corsican history, was born in 1954 thanks to the discoverer of
the site Charles-Antoine Cesari.
Discover the Site [Access, Map and Museum
The excavations have been managed by Roger GROSJEAN,
of the NSF, Manager of the corsican Prehistoric Centre.
of filitosa" and Lucien
The Churches from Pisa
The harmonious simplicity of the romanic churches built by Pisa
after having received the charge of the corsican dioceses attest an
accomplished art. These churches, of a modest size, are framed by a
landscape in which they seem to live in since always.
- San Michele de Murato
- La Canonica
The Genovese Works
- The Citadels
The foundation by Genoa of towns like
ou Bastia et Ajaccio
has been accompanied with the building of citadels bristling
with ramparts which protected the trading activity of these cities.
- The Towers
On the initiative of the financiers of the Saint-Georges
Bank and in front of the danger of the Barbary Coasts attacks,
a system of several hundred towers situated on headlands on the
coast side, was built during the 15th and 16th centuries.
- The genoese, narrow Bridges, spanning with only a simple arch the smallest
rivers that they generously overhang with their narrow silhouette,
still offer their crossing on many roads or ways like the Bridge
of Ota, near Porto.
Other History Heading :
A Brief Chronology / The
Figures of History
Vendetta and Bandits d'Honneur [Outlaws] /
The "Maure" Symbol
A Few Books to Go Further....