Casinca - Castagniccia - Costa Verde

Located south of Bastia, on the east coast, this is a land of contrasts, with no shortage of water and fertile ground. Firstly, the Casinca plain, overlooked by charming villages perched in the green landscape like balconies over the sea. Known in ancient times as "Rome's Breadbasket", it is still the island’s main producer of fruit and vegetables. Going further inland, chestnut trees become predominant and the magnificent villages of Castagniccia bear witness to a glorious past built on growing chestnut trees, which is still one of the main activities in the region. The Costa Verde, on the other hand, is close to the sea and mountains, and a number of crafts people and producers have settled in its three attractive Pieve. A wide variety of produce is grown, but it is the Cervione hazelnut which stands out from the rest, awarded its very own Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).

Casinca and the Costa Verde are also home to a booming citrus fruit farming industry…

What to see and do

The listed sites; Casinca Roman chapels; Pascal Paoli Museum; ADECEC Art and Popular Traditions Museum; the convents of the three Pieve de Castagniccia and the Costa Verde; village ovens; fountains; rivers; waterfalls; Galea Park; Natura 2000 sites (the San Petrone mountains, the site at Mucchiatana and the Prunete Canniccia dunes); the unmissable waterfalls at Ucellunile and La Struccia, and the Orezza thermal baths dating back to Roman times.

Don't miss...

  • The farmers' markets.
  • San Branca Fair, held in May in Castellare di Casinca.
  • Col de Pratu country fair, end of July.
  • The little Arcarota market, Sundays in July and August.
  • Castagniccia Country Fair, July in Piedicroce.
  • The Hazelnut Fair, August in Cervione.

Infos

www.castagniccia-maremonti.com / Office de pôle / Tél : +33 (0)4 95 38 41 73
www.castagniccia.fr / Tél : +33 (0)4 95 33 38 21

List of producers

Wine

Giocante PIETRI

Domaine de Saint-Antoine

PGI WINES - PDO OLIVE OIL - GITE

  06 51 16 69 89 |   giocante.pietri@gmail.com

Honey

Christophe BARBARAS

Les ruchers de la Casaluna

PDO honey

  06 85 75 00 48 |   christophe.barbaras2b@orange.fr

Nicolas FONTANA

Les ruchers d'Orezza

PDO honey

  04 95 35 85 23

Jean MARY

PDO honey

  06 03 78 31 59 |   mary.apiculteur@wanadoo.fr

Laurent MEZIANI

JLJ

  07 69 13 96 37 |   laurentmeziani@ymail.com

Jean Joseph RAFFALLI

PDO honey

  06 37 09 15 69 |   jjraf@hotmail.com

Bernard SABATIER

Les Ruchers de la Travone

PDO honey

  04 95 35 02 81 |   bern.sab@outlook.fr

Animal farming, cured meats, cheeses

François ALBERTINI

PDO Charcuterie

  04 95 36 30 24 |   angel.mattei@club-internet.fr

Ghjuvan Carlu ALBERTINI

Salameria Corsa

PDO CHARCUTERIE

  04 95 36 31 08 |   0616695578@sfr.fr

Pierre et fils ALBERTINI

Allevu di Pol di Feru

PDO Charcuterie

  06 78 23 64 23 |   albertiniadrianna04@gmail.com

Ange-Paul ALFONSI

Goat’s cheese

  06 30 20 80 86 |   mariejoalfonsi@wanadoo.fr

Ghjuvan Battista BOURDIEC

PDO Charcuterie

  06 03 13 23 26 / 06 17 74 25 02 |   salameriagb@gmail.com

Jean CARDI et Fils

GAEC D'ALISTRU

Farmhouse sheep’s milk cheese - Brocciu PDO – Suckling lambs

  06.32.82.84.66. |   jeancardi@free.fr

Carine CROCE

a funtanella

PDO BROCCIU AND FARMHOUSE GOAT CHEESE - FRESH EGGS

  06 88 53 74 00 |   c.oricelli@gmail.com

Anthony DOMESTICI

PDO Charcuterie

  04 95 39 24 00 |   anthonydomestici2b@gmail.com

Barthelemy GIANCOLI

Casgile di A Tavagna

FARMHOUSE GOAT CHEESE - PDO BROCCIU

  04 95 36 99 50 |   barthelemy.giancoli@orange.fr

Georges GRISANTI

Goat’s cheese

  06 77 86 06 22 |   grisanti.georges@orange.fr

Catherine LE BESCHU

A Sciocca

PDO brocciu - Farmhouse goat cheese - Cabris

  06 43 08 40 58 |   catlebeschu@gmail.com

David PELLIER

A Muntisgiana

PDO Charcuterie

  06.10.98.54.67. |   david.pellier@sfr.fr

Ghislaine FESNEL et Louis REGGETI

I Cucchi

Goat’s cheese - Table d'hôte

  06 70 04 99 84 louis |   ghislaine.fesnel@gmail.com

Jean-Jacques RENOSI

Veal - Regional products

  04 95 36 83 77

Benoît RINALDI

PDO Charcuterie

  06 13 02 04 19 |   rina20@wanadoo.fr

Petru RIOLACCI

Serra Verde

PDO Charcuterie

  06.23.23.64.85. |   petru.riolacci@gmail.com

Jean-André SANTINI

Goat’s cheese

  04 95 38 25 62 |   jean-andre.santini0826@orange.fr

David et Karine SANTUCCI

Muteri

FARMHOUSE GOAT CHEESE - PDO BROCCIU

  06 79 77 49 24 / 06 75 90 94 26 |   fromageriemuteri@gmail.com

Around the olive tree and the chestnut tree

François ANDREANI

A Merula

PDO olive oil

  06 80 75 99 38 |   oliuandreani@gmail.com

Anthony ANGEL

Domaine LS

PDO/ olive oil – - Mill

  06 11 19 89 03 / 06 24 65 15 46 |   ribombu3@orange.fr

Stephana CHIARI

Domaine de Vignale

PDO olive oil -

  06 21 10 10 96 |   casa@domainedevignale.com |   www.domainedevignale.com

Stéphane GUERRINI

AOP chestnut flour - Rural holidays cottage

  06 11 09 93 43 |   guerrini.stephane@gmail.com

Joseph RIOLI

Moulin de Prunete

PDO olive oil.- Mill

  04 95 38 01 84 |   joseph.rioli@orange.fr

Jean-Paul VINCENSINI et Fils

CASTAGNE DI VALLE RUSTIE

Chestnut flour PDO/OA- OA Biscuit making- Conserves OA - Honey PDO/OA - Cooked meats PDO/OA- Organic jams

  04 95 47 15 45 |   contact@vincensini.fr |   www.vincensini.fr

Around orchards and vegetable gardens

Patrice BOURET

Les jardins d'Alesani

Orchard – Traditional syrups and jams - Traditional vinegar

  06 07 94 09 20 |   patricebouret@hotmail.com |   www.alesani.com

Jean Claude CRISPI et fils

Corse Plants Production

ORGANIC VEGETABLE PLANTS ORGANIC PPAM (aromatic and medicinal plants)

  06 52 57 80 61 / 06 19 40 81 07 |   crispi.jc@gmail.com

Jean Jacques FIESCHI

Fieschi Maraichage

  07 88 25 23 63 |   fieschi.maraichage@orange.fr

Jean-Valere et Jacques-François GERONIMI

Pratali

Organic gardening – PDO Olive Oil - Jams - Condiments

  06 21 72 85 25 |   jfgeronimi@me.com |   www.pratali.fr

Jean-Paul MANCEL

PGI clementines – PGI Halzenuts - Holiday-cottage rentals

  06 10 07 76 90 |   info@gites-corsica.com

Laurina SERRA

L'atelier de la noisette

Hazelnut confectionery and condiments

  04 95 38 02 41 |   atelier.la.noisette@orange.fr |   www.atelierdelanoisette.com

Craftsmen

Pantaleon ALESSANDRI

ARTE E LEGNU

Wood Workshop - Traditional Furniture - Souvenirs

  09 60 48 01 53 |   pantaleon.alessandri@live.fr

Denise ARNOLD

A libru apertu

Bookbinding and restoring antique books and pictorial documents

  06 22 57 59 35 |   alibruapertu@orange.fr

Françoise BADOIL

POTERIE de GENTILE

pottery

  06 16 79 45 58 |   michel.de-gentile@orange.fr

Béatrice BONHOMME

Atelier Béatrice Bonhomme

Artist

  04 95 38 89 00 |   beabonhommepeintre@free.fr

Fabien CAZORLA

cutlery - Ironwork

  06 89 99 88 21 |   cazorla.fabien20@gmail.com |   www.coutelier-cazorla.com

Natalina FIGARELLA

Wild basket making (Myrtle, rush and willow baskets)

  04 95 35 82 47 |   noellefigarella@orange.fr |   natalina.odexpo.com

Aline PRAT et Thiébault SISSON

La poterie du Pratu

Pottery workshop

  04 95 38 48 22 |   tibo.sisson@wanadoo.fr |   www.poteriedupratu.com

Restaurants & guest houses, farm & cottage holidays

François FANTONI

Maison de la Vigne

Guestrooms

  04.95.34.36.68. |   resa@maisondelavigne.com |   www.maisondelavigne.com

Virginie GIUSTINIANI

La Bergerie

Farmhouse inn

  04.95.36.97.48. |   giustinianivirginie@yahoo.fr

Culture/nature/well-being/leisure

Muriel CRESTEY

REALIA

Cosmetics farm

  04 95 36 04 46 |   realia@wanadoo.fr |   www.realia-cosmetic.com

Albrecht KEYSERLINGK

ENC (Essences Naturelles Corses)

Organic essential oils - Organic cosmetics - Garden - Natural Corsican essences

  04 95 38 46 04 |   enc@enc.fr |   www.enc.fr

Joël POLI

La Ferme aux ânes

Donkey rides - Donkey livestock

  06 17 94 95 60 |   jpoli.bourricot@orange.fr |   www.ecoledesanes.com

Xavier TORRE

Testa Maura

Perfume - Cosmetics

  06 10 61 30 40 |   info@testamaura.com |   www.testamaura.com