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.
- 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.