Nebbiu - Capi Corsu
This is a narrow peninsula, like a finger pointing northwards, which starts at the Golf of Saint-Florent and continues up to the Agriates, still sometimes mistakenly known as the "Agriates desert", when in fact this is agricultural land, suitable for growing cereals and olive trees.
This is a land where the architectural heritage reveals the struggles of the past, greatly influenced by religion. Admire the terrace-grown crops in Cap Corse and the olive tree groves that have been a permanent feature of the fertile plain of La Conca d’Oru (Horn of Plenty) for several centuries, bearing witness to the important farming activity of past centuries. These days, grazing land and young olive tree groves still shape the countryside, but this area is above all renowned for its Corsican wines, since its clay/shale soils, sometimes softened by limestone formations, help produce wines that have been among the best in the Mediterranean area since ancient times.
The famous AOC Patrimonio wines and Cap Corse muscats now pay full homage to this generous land.
What to see and do
Nebbiu listed monuments, in particular Saint-Florent Cathedral and citadel; the Pisan church at Murato; the Cap Corse Roman chapels; the beautiful "American Houses" and family graves that are specific to the Cap Corse landscape; the Conservatoire du Costume Corse; the Musée du Cédrat (Citron Museum); the restored Ogliastru Mill; the Mattei Windmill; the "Sentier de l’Eau" hiking trail at Pietracorbara (walks to mills, bridges and fountains); hikes along the "Sentier des douaniers" and the Genoan towers.
Don't miss …
- The farmers' markets.
- The "A San Martino" wine producers' patron saint's festival, 11 November in Patrimonio.
- The Wine Festival, early July in Luri.
www.bastia-tourisme.com / Office de pôle / Tél : +33 (0)4 95 54 20 40
www.corsica-saintflorent.com / Tél : +33 (0)4 95 37 06 04
www.macinaggiorogliano-capcorse.fr / Tél : +33 (0)4 95 35 40 34
www.lucciana-mariana.com / Tél : +33 (0)4 95 38 43 40