Holidays in Corsica
The Citadel of Ajaccio [Ph.
Leaning at the side of the most beautiful gulf of the world, under the
look of the touching Iles Sanguinaires, the elegant Ajaccio, strong by
the beauty and the fame that gods and some of its sons, knows with a nonchalance
full of humor and of sensivity how to charm its visitors.
These ones will not regret to have sauntered in its old streets which
are all full of the memory of Napoleon Bonaparte, in its markets with
the colors of the countryside, or to have visited its churches, its cathedral,
its imperial chapel or the small A Bandera museum to know a little more
But, it is maybe the visit of the very beautiful Fesch Museum, guardian
of the most beautiful collection of italian primitives after the Museum
of the Louvre one, which will nourrish the longest time the memories of
the visitors of this imperial city.
Still dazzled by the light of Ajaccio, the traveller will continue its
way, in the north, toward the Cinarca valley whose softness evoke the
Tuscany, toward Tiuccia, Sagone and Cargese - small Greece - on promontory,
then, not far from there, toward Piana with the fantastic Calanches, tumults
petrified in the granite's blood.
Seized by the vertigo with so much beauty he will then go down toward
the august gulf of Porto with a hinterland which promises beautiful rambles
before reaching, by scrub or by sea, the haven of Girolata and the organs
of volcanic stones of the nature reserve of Scandola, which are so exceptional
places of interest that the UNESCO have inscribed them to the Heritage
of the Humanity.
Towns and Villages
Following the Coast, Gulf by Gulf or ...
The Gulf of Ajaccio
Face to Ajaccio as to invite its inhabitants to come from the
very summertime to frequent its long and beautiful beaches, Porticcio
at the foot of the rock which dominates it, offers the swimming
and the water activities lovers all the ressources whose they
can dream of.
This small village, wise during winter, dynamic and frivolous
during the winter, is the first stage of a beautiful coastal walk
until the genoese tower of the Point of the Castagna, after having
made a detour through the Punta di e Sette Nave (point of the
seven Ships), the Tower of the Isolella, the pinewood of the Verghia
beach or the Portigliolo beach...
- Sports and Activities: Skin Diving
The Valley of the Cinarca
The Cinarca streches between Ajaccio and Cargese. The
villages have been built back in order to protect themselves from
the Barbary coasts invasions. They look at the sea, dominating the
ancient cultures : vine on the slopes, corn in the Liamone plain.
[...] The lords of the Cinarca who became from the 13th
century, asserted to be descended from the legendary Ugo Colonna who
delivered the isle from the non- christians in the 9th century. The
most famous paladin of Cinarca was Sinucello
della Rocca, dit Guidice (the Judge). (le Juge).
[...] The soul of Cinarca is a mixture which is amazing
and explosive of mad ambition and has a fierce resistance to any invaders.
It is without a doubt from the Sarcoggio pass, with
an almost aerial point of view, that we can the best get the measure
of this "mad ambition" as the beauty of this valley is so
The look is turned towards the gulf of the Liscia, at
the foot of the ruins of castle of the counts of Cinarca - Capraja-,
where the small lovely seaside resort of Tiuccia, huddles, then slides
on the gulf of Sagone whose village
of the same was formerly a roman town before being bishopric for a
Finally, a little further, but drawn to perfection,
appears the point of Cargese where one day of March 1676 seven hundred
and thirty Greeks of the Peloponnese fleeing from the Turkish came
to take refuge at several kilometres away from there...
The Villages of the Cinarca
- Calcatoggio [ Skin
- Sari d'Orcino, Casaglione & Lopigna
The Gulf of Cargèse, Porto,
Leaving the sea for the Mountain from
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