Centru di Corsica

Nature lovers are spoiled for choice in this region, which ranges from the dense Vizzavona Forest to the Christ Roi statue perched on top of the Col de Verghju. Here you can swim, enjoy peaceful walks through the Lariciu pine forests, test your agility on the tree-top rope courses, or else just gaze at the crystal-clear waters of the Tavignanu and Restonica lakes... But the Centru di Corsica – the historic and geographical heart of Corsica – also invites visitors to explore the soul of Corsica, with its dreams of freedom borne by the famous Pasquale Paoli, whose life is recounted in the streets of Corté, as well as in the fascinating Corsica Museum.

From Niolu – the "land of shepherds" – nestling in its rocky landscape, to the rustic Tavignanu Valley, opening onto the Aléria plain and home to farmers, chestnut tree growers, fruit and vegetable growers, craftspeople and beekeepers, all determined to combine quality and traditional know-how. This quality is matched only by the personal welcome awaiting you at the farm campsites, gites, bed and breakfasts and guest house restaurants.

What to see and do

Vizzavona Forest, Verghellu Valley, Restonica Valley, Monte Cintu, Monte Rotondu, Capu Tafunatu, Paglia Orba, Ninu lake with its distinctive pozzine and horses running wild, the lakes of Melu, Capitellu, Goria, Galeria and Oriente, rivers (Ascu, Tavignanu, Restonica, Golu), the Albertacce archaeological trail, the Cascade des Anglais waterfall, Sant' Eliseu Chapel, the Arche de Corté, the Scala di Santa Regina, Altiani Bridge (16th century), the Corté citadel and the Corsican Museum of Anthropology.

Don't miss

  • The farmers' markets.
  • The Corsica Food & Crafts Fair, 6 April in Corté.
  • The Fiera di u Casgiu Cheese Fair, 3 - 4 May in Venaco.
  • The Francardo "Corsican Arts and Traditions" Fair, 31 May and 1 June in Francardo.
  • The Fiera di u Legnu è di a Furesta (Wood and Forest Fair), 9 -10 August in Vezzani.
  • A Santa di u Niolu (religious festival and "Mountains and development" agricultural fair, 6 - 8 September in Casamaccioli.

Infos

www.corte-tourisme.com / Office de Pôle / +33 (0)4 95 46 26 70
www.office-tourisme-niolu.com/ +33 (0)4 95 48 05 22

List of producers

Wine

Jean-Marc et Emmanuel VENTURI

Domaine VICO

PDO wines

  04 95 47 32 04 |   domaine.vico@orange.fr |   www.closventuri.com

Honey

Sébastien ACQUAVIVA

PDO honey

  06 62 37 86 18 |   sebus2corse@gmail.com

Animal farming, cured meats, cheeses

Bastianu et Simon AGOSTINI

PDO Cooked meats - Guestrooms

  04 95 47 68 75

Marie-Antoinette et François ALBERTINI

Gaec A Sulana

Traditional sheep's Cheeses Brocciu PDO

  04 95 48 08 93

Mickael BATTESTINI

U Pulaschese

Traditional Goat’s Cheeses

  06 24 72 40 96 |   mickael.2b@hotmail.fr

Anto CHIESI

PDO Charcuterie

  06.35.49.95.70 |   antoine.chiesi@hotmail.fr

Mimi COSTA

Traditional sheep's cheese PDO Brocciu Corsican veal

  06 73 80 77 25 |   mimicosta.exp-agricole@orange.fr

Mathieu GUGLIELMI

Gaec Camposciolo

Traditional sheep's cheese

  06.33.64.05.66 |   guglielmi.mathieu@orange.fr

Nelly et Augustin LAZZARINI

Traditional goat's cheese - Brocciu PDO

  06 07 98 43 25 |   nelly.lazzarini@yahoo.fr

Jean-Max, Nathalie et Jean-Paul LEONELLI

Ferme Leonelli - A Chjusellina

PDO charcuterie– Farmhouse inn – Guest rooms – Cattle and goat breeding

  04 95 47 13 83 |   achjusellina@gmail.com |   www.achjusellina.com

Harry et Françoise LOEFGEN

Cheese and Tomme- a sheep's milk cheese - Brocciu PDO/OA - Jams

  04 95 47 23 62 |   loefgen@orange.fr

Jean-Darius LUCIANI

E Tramizolle

FARMHOUSE SHEEP'S CHEESE PDO BROCCIU CATTLE FARMING

  04.95.48.09.94

Jean Michel MASSIANI

  06 89 86 54 21 / 06 43 77 13 26 |   jmmassiani@gmail.com

Magali ORI SAYAG

A Stella

  06.75.06.18.37 |   a-stella@orange.fr

Joseph-Antoine ORSATELLI

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

  06 12 31 38 17 |   jo.orsatelli@orange.fr

Ilda et Cosima PENCIOLELLI

Gaec A Pasturella

Farm sheep cheese – Tomme and PDO Brocciu

  06 85 83 31 49 / 06 89 62 97 98

Joseph-Marie SABIANI

Traditional goat’s cheese and ewe’s milk cheese - Brocciu PDO

  04 95 32 54 81 |   marion.sabiani@gmail.com

Around the olive tree and the chestnut tree

Christiane et Jean-Pierre GIORDANI

PDO chestnut flour

  06 84 66 22 41 |   academiededansedecorte@orange.fr

Pasquin FLORI et Jean-Yves ACQUAVIVA

Gaec Sativa

Organic/PDO Chestnut Flour – Sheep rearing

  04 95 48 09 08 |   www.gaecsativa.com

Around orchards and vegetable gardens

Charles AGOSTINI

  06.77.80.97.64 |   biscuiterie.agostini@orange.fr

Jean-Pierre NICOLAI

E Lenze Niulinche

Market garden

  04 95 56 37 49 |   jp.nicolai@orange.fr

Craftsmen

Joseph ALFONSI

Stazzona di Niolu

  07.63.34.19.90 |   josephalfonsi.90@gmail.com

Jean-Jacques BERNET

Stazzona Di Rustinu

Knife making - Forge

  06.99.03.26.83 |   bernetjj@gmail.com

Jean-François DEAK

I Cultelli Di Caccia

Forge – Knife-maker

  04 95 47 13.95 |   cultellidicaccia@orange.fr |   www.cultellidicaccia.com

Laura SANSONETTI

Sole Arte

  06.22.15.16.00 |   laura.sansonetti2@gmail.com |   www.solearte.fr

Restaurants & guest houses, farm & cottage holidays

Frédérique et Christophe AMBROGGI

La Marlotte

Bed and breakfast

  06.60.41.77.73 |   pastoreccia@gmail.com

Antoine et Marina Guelfucci

Osteria Di L'Orta

Farmhouse inn - Guesthouses – Sheep farming – Vegetable garden - Wine - Preserves

  04 95 61 06 41 |   www.osteria-di-l-orta.com

Marie-Rose GUGLIELMI

U Stazzu

Traditional Ewe’s Milk Cheese - Brocciu PDO – Farmhouse Inn

  04 95 46 31 84 |   maroguglielmi@gmail.com

Serena SANTINI et Jean-Paul PIETRUCCI

U Fucaghjolu

  06.12.77.18.64 |   angetoussaintpietrucci@orange.fr

Culture/nature/well-being/leisure

Jean ACQUAVIVA

Camping U Monte Cintu

The natural camp site

  04 95 48 04 45 et 04.95.47.65.72 (hors saison) |   montecintu@wanadoo.fr |   www.camping-montecintu.com

Mathieu ACQUAVIVA

Natural campsite

  04 95 48 00 08 |   info@acquaviva-fr.com |   www.acquaviva-fr.com

Thierry ANGOT

SCOP ARL EQUILOISIRS -FAE

Equestrian tourism centre

  04 95 61 09 88 |   equiloisirs@wanadoo.fr |   www.equiloisirs-free.com

Jean-Noël et Madeleine GAMBINI

Gaec Saint-Pancrace

Natural campsite – Sheep and cattle farming

  04 95 46 09 22 |   saintpancrace@live.fr

Françoise MARIANI

L'Ernella

Camping on the Farm - Donkey breeders

  06 28 60 53 87 |   marianifrancoise1@gmail.com

Pasquin SANTINI

La Promenâne

Donkey-mounted treks along the paths of the GR20, sheep farms and upper mountain lakes.

  06 25 70 70 71 |   lapromenane@orange.fr |   www.randonnee-ane-corse.com