|| Paesi d'Ostriconi, A Different Tourism
Lama, Medieval Village Between sea and mountain
Label Blooming Village
|Great National Prize of the Tourist
|Photo: San Lorenzu Chapel
|Lama "one of the most remarkable reserve
of the island architecture"
[ Michel Grandin - Villages de France]
Why have we chosen Lama for our vacation in Corsica?
Friends who have talked to us about it? An advertisement read in a
An article in a magazine? No matter we have just left the main
road of the Ostriconi and we drive up now towards the village. Nobody
talks in the car.
Is it the contemplation of the big houses which, on the sheer rocks,
slowly get closer or, already, the feeling that .. we are going to
live unforgettable days?
Lama between Sea and Mountain
In the bottom of the valley, at ten minutes awaywith
a car, the sumptuous delta of the Ostriconi and its immense beach,
with, behind, the movement of the dunes and the meanders of the
river in the reedy place. One of the natural jewel of Corsica, listed
as great beauty spot.
Up there, the mountain with its old paths of the
transhurance which snake in the rocky inlets and climb to the Monte
Astu (1535 m).
In this sea-mountain relation, the
hikes or the pony trek
find their favourite ground.
|Your vacation in Lama
Visit the Village :
- Through its Story
- The San Lorenzu Chapel
|The Cultural Activities
- Le "Stallo", the showroom and
- The Festival of the European
Movie "Chroniques Villageoises".
During a week, Lama offers a magical wandering throught the Europe
of the movie.
- Lama, Village-light on the night of the
15th of August for the procession of
the Virgin Mary.
- On the evening, we linger over the terraces
of the restaurants to enjoy
the local cocking.
Built on the mountain's slope,
- a splendid swimming pool ,
- and 1 tennis court
|The Hikes around Lama
- The liaison Paths between villages
Lama - Urtaca : 1h00 | Hamlet of Pedano (Pietralba) - Novella
: 3h00 | Palasca - Ostriconi : 4h00
- The hike of the Monte Astu :
The Tourist Office of Lama proposes you the hike of the Monte
Astu. For the pleasure of the walk of course but also and above
all for the one of the discovery. You are going to follow in our
dead shepherds' footsteps. This mountain was their realm.
Do not be too in a hurry to reach the top and keep all your senses
You are going to breathe in innumerable scents, see everywhere,
the vestiges of the life of the past : low walls, fountains, mulches,
sheepfolds, wheat areas; as if they were fossilized in the landscape.
Maybe you will hear, far in the sky, the call of the last eagles.
Since the shepherds have gone, these high deserted lands belong
to the the sovereign eternity.
Monte Astu : peak of the Tenda chain (1535m) . Difference in height
Departure : Lama (High village)
Duration : Lama - Refuge of Prunincu : 2h00 | Refuge of Prunincu
- Monte Astu : 1h30
Outward/return journey : 5h30 to 6h00.
The Pony trek and equestrian vacation with
For any information contact the Tourist Office
Discover The Tour
of the Villages | A bit of History | The Beach of the
Crédit Photos: OT
Where to Stay in the Ostriconi ? The
Gites in the Village of Lama