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With its historic heritage and rolling hills of green scrubland plunging down to the blue waters of the coastline, the region offers you a wealth of riches to explore! From Albitreccia to Corrano, via Frasseto, Guitera and Zigliara, discover authentic Corsica through the small villages of our region!


This 4,500-hectare commune includes several villages: Albitreccia, Molini, Bisina, Monti Rossu, as well as the hamlets of Buselica, Beddi Valli, San Giorghju, a Masina and the small ruined hamlet of U Piano. The Mare à Mare Centre hiking trail crosses these areas on its way to the Col Saint Georges. There are numerous archaeological sites and medieval remains to discover, including seigniorial casteddi and Romanesque chapels. In the 16th century, the village of Albitreccia was called Frasso and was home to the bishops of Ajaccio, who bore the title of Counts of Frasso. In the village, you can visit the medieval church of Sainte Catherine, remodelled in the 19th century, or the granite fountain, Ripa in ghjo, with its frog-shaped spout. The coastline is still wild and unspoilt, with the exception of the large beach at Agosta, which attracts many holidaymakers.


At an altitude of 500m, 3km from Santa-Maria-Siché, two villages face each other. Their origins lie in the hamlet of Calcinaghju, which was destroyed by the Moorish. Separated by the A Viuara stream and 4 km apart, Azilone and Ampaza nevertheless form a single unit, with their typical stone houses, pretty porches and small country cemeteries. In Azilone, you can visit the church of Santa Maria with its four-storey bell tower and a recently restored wash-house. In Ampaza, don’t miss the church of Saint Mathieu, with its exposed stonework and bell tower, and the Romanesque chapel of San Salvadori. Every year, the village hosts a major stage in the Tour of Corsica.



Nestling on a hill 420 m above sea level, 1 km south-east of Santa-Maria-Siché, the small village of u Cardu has a few old granite houses grouped around a church dedicated to San Vito. Neighbouring Turghjà is an isolated hamlet with seven typical houses and, to the north, the Romanesque Chapel of San Fruttuoso, rebuilt using original materials. Torgia also boasts a 19th century oil mill and a 16th century Genoese tower, which has been restored and converted into an unusual holiday home.







In the Haut-Taravo region, at the foot of the Col de Verde, the village of Cozzano boasts panoramic views of the surrounding granite peaks, beech and pine forests and a vast chestnut grove. Situated at an altitude of around 750 m, the present-day village is grouped around the parish church of Sainte-Marie. At the beginning of the 17th century, it replaced the medieval town built near the old church of Saint-Césaire, the ruins of which are still visible. It wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that Cozzano really began to expand. The Parata district was developed with the construction of vast mansions. A number of hiking trails leave from the village. Don’t miss U Mondu di U Porcu (the house of the pig), a place dedicated to pig rearing and processing, the most emblematic skill of the Taravo valley.









Situated between the sea and the mountains, on the southern shore of the Ajaccio bay, the commune covers 3,600 hectares. Situated 9 km from the sea and at an altitude of 550 m, the village of Pietrosella is full of old stone houses, in the midst of which has stood the church of Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul since 1862, complete with a bell tower with three bells. The village is also a popular destination for hikers, particularly on the section of the Mare Monti Sud linking Porticcio to Propriano. The municipality has three hamlets close to the coast: Cruciata, Sant’Amanza and Acellasca, the latter of which lies above the Ruppione beach, one of Pietrosella’s many magnificent beaches. Don’t miss the Isolella tower, built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries on the Isolella peninsula, at the foot of the Punta di Sette Nave, symbolising, according to legend, seven Barbary galleys petrified by the “Madonuccia” or Saint Roch.


Halfway between Ajaccio and Propriano, perched on its hill, this typical village offers a beautiful view of the olive-tree-lined valley and the sea. With its projecting stone houses lined with niches, staircases and narrow streets, Pila-Canale has a rich history. There is the prehistoric site of Castedducciu Calzola, with two statue-menhirs, and a group of Bronze Age dwellings with huts, enclosures and small houses. The church of Saint Pancraziu boasts fine furniture dating from the 17th and 19th centuries. A curiosity: the Calzola bridge over the Taravo, with two bends due to a misalignment between the end arches.


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Home to the Abbatuci family, Zicavo is a village of character between the mid and high mountains, between the Incudine forest and the col de la Vaccia. With its granite houses featuring carved porches with keys, the oldest of which, Casa Gaudiani, dates back to 1440, Zicavo invites you to discover its rich cultural heritage. The parish church of the Assumption is home to a 17th-century painting depicting the mystical marriage of Saint Catherine. Several chapels dot the landscape, dedicated to San Risoriu, San Roccu, San Bastianu and San Petru. The latter, around 8 km from the village, is reputed to be miraculous and was a place of pilgrimage until the nineteenth century. Don’t miss the pretty, refreshing waterfall just 1 km outside the village at the Camara bridge.


With the Punta del Castello as a backdrop, this typical small mountain village harmoniously spreads out its ancient houses with beautiful vaulted ceilings. Within the village, you can visit the 17th-century parish church of Sainte-Marie, with its listed bell tower. From here, a pleasant stroll will take you to the Taravo. Just outside the village, overlooking the valley, you’ll see the stunning Ghiesa Nova, a church whose construction began in 1867 but was never completed. Near Zigliara, you’ll also find the Bains de Taccana, thermal baths with sulphurous waters created in 1992 and not used today.

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