View of the Bocca Soglia
in the "Sea"
Of Granite And Schist...
It is the mountain, which gives to Corsica its physiognomy of character and of
nobleness with about 1700 summits which go from 300 to 2710 m of altitude. It
shapes two Corsica of different nature and area, by spliting them by a depression
which goes from Ile Rousse to the neighborhood of Ghisonaccia and which crosses
Ponte Leccia then Corte.
- IN THE NORTH-EAST
- A first chain of crests, in the north-east of this depression, reaches its
highest point of 1767m at the Monte San Petrone, goes from the extreme north
of the isle, that is to say the Corsican Cape and goes on until the Fiumorbo
More in the east, a second chain which is slightly arched and less high for
its highest summits - the Monte Olmelli - reaches 1285 m, extends.
The main summits of this first Corsica of schist nature, said to be "
l'En Deša des Monts" (in comparison with Italy) - or eastern coast- are
from North to East:
la Cime du e Folicce (1305m), le Monte Stello (1307m), le Monte Asto (1535m)
and the Monte San Petrone already named.
- IN THE WEST
- The crystalline relief of this second Corsica in the west of this depression,
called "l'Au dela des Monts", sets on a much vaster area, in a succession
of granitic massives.
Certain massives seem to plunge in the sea; with their sharp ridges, they
divide up contrasting valleys from where the most highest summits of Corsica
Uomo di Cagna [Ph. MA Benedetti
] Paglia Orba
We do not resist to the pleasure of naming some of them (from North-West
to South South-East) because their names are as bearers of dreams as their
vision: the Monte Cinto
- the isle's roof - (2710m), the Paglia Orba, the Monte Rotondo, the
Monte d'Oro, the Monte Renoso, the Punta di A cappella, the Monte Incudine,
the Aiguilles of Bavella, the Punta di a Vacca Morta or even the Omo di
Corsican Nature there is also :
A Few books to Go Further....