Sartinesi Valincu Taravu

The cradle of Corsican civilisation, this area is home to two-thirds of the ancient stone megaliths to be found on the island. From Taravo, the valley that was once home to the earliest Corsican people, to the beautiful village of Sartène perched in a natural amphitheatre overlooking the gulf of Valinco, the echoes of a glorious yet tumultuous history are everywhere to be found. While the area’s noblility, dating back to the 7th century, would one day give birth to the valiant Viceroy of Corsica Vincentello d'Istria, these lands also witnessed ferocious fighting amongst the peasants.

The low valley of the Taravo river, the plain of Rizzanese and the Ortoo valley, which had been used as farmland since prehistoric times, saw their people move away, seeking refuge in the mountains during the Middle Ages. Fearing barbarian invasions, they returned to the fields only to sow and harvest crops, and when grazing animals. From the  19th century onwards families began to move back to the area, cultivating vines and olive groves and developing a busy agricultural community. The mountainside, densely covered with chestnut trees, was used for rearing pigs and boars. Charcuterie, cheese, wine, olive oil and honey - the perfect marriage of the plains and the mountains!

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Prehistoric sites of Filitosa and Cauria. The Sartène museum of prehistory and archaeology. The mysterious landscape of the Roccapina rock formations. The Campomoro tower. The "Barbaresques" exhibiton at Belvédère-Campomoro. Excursions:  "Campomoro et sa tour génoise" (The Genoese tower of Campomoro), "La route des villages perchés" (Mountain villages tour), "La terre des origines" (Land of Origins), "Paesi di u Taravu” (Lands of the River Taravo), "Porto Pollo and Filitosa" region. Paths and walking trails: "From Campomoro - Senetosa" “Mare à Mare Sud” (Sea to Sea South), “Mare è Monti Sud” (South Mountains and Sea), “Ghjuncheto discovery trail”, “Taravo Pathways”.

DON'T MISS

  • The Farmers’ Market
  • Wine tours every Friday, from July onwards
  • The Sartène market on Saturday mornings
  • The Filitosa village fair at the beginning of August
  • The Baracci village fair in mid-August

 

INFO

www.lacorsedesorigines.com

Tourism Offices / Propriano: +33 (0)4 95 76 01 49 / Sartène: +33 (0) 04 95 77 15 40

www.syndicat-dinitiative-sollacaro.com +33 (0) 04 95 74 07 64

List of producers

Wine

Simon ANDREANI

Domaine Fiumicicole

Sartène PDO wines

  04 95 77 10 20 |   domainefiumi-contact@orange.fr |   www.domaine-fiumicicoli.com

Jacques et Eloïse BIANCHETTI

CLOS CAPITORO

PDO Ajaccio wines

  04.95.25.19.61. |   info@clos-capitoro.com |   www.clos-capitoro.com

Gérard COURREGES

Domaine Vaccelli

BIO and PDO wines

  04 95 24 35 54 |   vaccelli@aol.com

Isabelle COURREGES

Domaine de Pratavone

PDO wines

  04 95 24 34 11 |   domainepratavone@wanadoo.fr

Philippe et Julie FARINELLI

Domaine SAPARALE

Sartène PDO wines - Rental properties

  04 95 77 15 52 |   contact@saparale.com |   www.saparale.com / www.lehameaudesaparale.com

Albert Emmanuel MOSCONI

Domaine Mosconi

Corse-Sartène PDO wines – Cottage rentals

  06 16 65 11 11 |   aemosconi@hotmail.fr

Jean Paul et Benedicte PHELIP

Domaine San Micheli

Corse-Sartène PDO wines - Guesthouse

  04 95 77 08 79 |   contact@sanmicheli.com |   www.sanmicheli.com

Sébastien POLY

DOMAINE STILICCIONU

Ajaccio Organic (AB, Agriculture biologique) and Protected Designation of Origin (AOP, Appellation d'Origine Protégée) wines

  06.67.22.86.25. |   domaine-u-stiliccionu@orange.fr

Elisabeth et Laurence QUILICHINI

Castellu di Baricci

PDO / AB (organic) wines – Guest house

  06 64 19 60 21 / 06 72 53 27 94 |   info@castelludibaricci.com |   www.castelludibaricci.com

Pierre et Marie-Louise RICHARME

Domaine Pero Longo

Sartène PDO wines – Biodynamics – Natural camping area – Guest rooms.

  06 71 62 44 10 / 06 32 75 41 70 |   contact@perolongo.com |   www.perolongo.com

Gilles SEROIN

Domaine Santarmettu

Corse-Sartène PDO wines - PDO Olive oil - Guest house

  04 95 76 24 47 |   contact@santarmettu.com |   www.SANTARMETTU.COM

Honey

Matteu ANDREUCCI

Le rucher de San Biaggiu

PDO honey

  06 70 29 97 64 |   matandreucci@yahoo.fr

Yves BURESI

Miel du Taravo

PDO honey

  06 81 59 02 54 |   api.buresi@orange.fr

Maria Ghjuvanna COLOMBANI

Dolia - Ferme BOCCA

AOP Honey

  06 10 59 80 79 |   contact@bocca.corsica |   www.bocca.corsica

Laurent et Marie FEUVRIER

Le Rucher d'Acciola

  04 95 77 14 00 |   bergerie.acciola@gmail.com |   www.la-bergerie-acciola.fr

Georges PREZIOSI

U Campu Tondu

PDO honey – Cottage rentals

  06 23 53 82 07 |   ucamputondu@orange.fr

Animal farming, cured meats, cheeses

Natacha GENETY et Stéphane ROTILY FORCIOLI

La Rivière

AB (organic) sheep cheese – AB (organic) Brocciu – Camping and meals on the farm. Cottage rentals

  04 95 50 51 16 |   lariviere@encorsedusud.fr |   www.campingalafermelariviere.com

Jacques ABBATUCCI

Vache Tigre

Organic veal

  06 08 69 94 45 |   contact@vachetigre.com |   www.vachetigre.com

Noellie ANDREUCCI

U Taravu

PDO charcuterie - PDO chesnut flour

  04 95 24 46 06 |   andreucci@wanadoo.fr

ATELIER CHARCUTERIE DU HAUT TARAVO

A Talavese

PDO charcuterie

  06 85 17 02 69

Jean-François BRUNELLI

U Rotolu

Sheep cheese – PDO Brocciu

  04 95 25 00 52 |   jean.brunelli@orange.fr |   www.bergerie-urotolu.fr

Hervé BURESI

Charcuterie BURESI

PDO CHARCUTERIE

  06 18 82 22 81 / 06 85 09 55 70 |   charcuterie buresi@gmail.com |   www.usapefa-charcuteriecorse.fr

Paul CASAMARTA

U Vutarincu

Farm goat-sheep cheese

  06.10.15.41.28. |   paulcasamarta@gmail.com

Carla et Jean Do CASANOVA

A Pasturella

Organic Farmhouse Sheep Cheese PDO - Organic Brocciu

  06 17 31 05 00 |   casanova.carla@hotmail.com

Gaspard et Dominique CESARI

PDO charcuterie

  04 95 24 44 71 |   rosariacesari@hotmail.fr

Françoise CIANFARANI

U Pastureddu

Sheep cheese – PDO brocciu – Cottage rentals

  06 98 03 74 36 |   antoine-dominique.cianfarani@orange.fr / cianfarani@limbarto.fr |   www.limbarto.fr

COOPERATIVE LAITIERE U TARAVU

U TARAVU

Sheep and goat cheese - Brocciu AOP

  04 95 24 35 45 |   coopfromtaravu@orange.fr

GAEC D'URTOLU

GAEC D'URTOLU - Fromagerie MALLARONI

PDO BROCCIU / EWE FARMHOUSE CHEESE / SUCKLING LAMBS

  06 14 49 84 77 |   gaecdurtolu@gmail.com vmallaroni@yahoo.fr

Jean Simon MONDOLONI

Les Bergeries de Monaca

Sheep cheese and “Tomme” made on the farm- PDO Brocciu - Suckling lambs

  06 09 98 14 78

Vincent et Joseph PAOLANTONACCI

PDO Charcuterie - Veal

  06.15.31.82.39. / 06.69.92.50.60. |   sylvie.paolantonacci@wanadoo.fr

Frédéric PAOLI

Monti Barbatu

Goat cheese – PDO Brocciu

  06 22 02 19 75

Julie POLI

L'Usu Corsu

  06.07.68.68.44. |   poli.julie89@gmail.com

Paul François SANTONI

BARONCIA, Domaine Agricole

PDO charcuterie - Fresh pork meat

  06 69 31 73 60 |   baroncia.da@gmail.com |   www.baroncia.com

Karine et Fabrice TREBOR

Ferme de Roccapina

EWE CHEESE FARM PDO BROCCIU - SAFFRON GUESTHOUSE

  K 06 82 26 78 32 / F 06 30 55 33 33 |   contact@fermederoccapina.fr |   www.fermederoccapina.fr

Marie-Paule VELLUTINI

  06 86 60 99 83 |   jfv3112@hotmail.fr

Around the olive tree and the chestnut tree

Etienne et Juliette ANDREANI

Le Moulin de Sardelle

PDO OLIVE OIL - GITES

  06 86 94 68 93 |   etienne.andreani@orange.fr

Jean Marc BLANWALHIN

PDO chestnut flour

  06 13 19 25 27 |   blanwalhin.jean-marc@orange.fr

Solange FAVRE

Macchia e Ortu

PDO olive oil – Aromatic herbs – Verbena

  06 69 22 39 05 |   solange.favre2a@gmail.com

Véronique LEONI

A casa di a Castagna

Candied chestnuts - Jams

  04 95 24 47 63 |   v.leoni@casadiacastagna.fr |   www.casadiacastagna.fr

Pierre PERALDI

DOMAINE ARCUSA

PDO Olive oil

  06.16.72.07.87. / 06.33.22.95.98. |   www.domainearcusa.com

Around orchards and vegetable gardens

Jean DIGIACOMO

Digiacomo Jean

  04 95 76 21 60 |   jean.digiacomo@gmail.com |   www.jeandigiacomo.corsica

Olivier SEGONNE

L'Anghjuledda

ORGANIC VEGETABLE PLANTS ORGANIC FRUIT/VEGETABLES ORGANIC JAMS SHEEP BREEDING

  06 26 96 88 82 |   oliviersegonne@orange.fr

Marie Paule TREBOR

Organic Market Garden

  06 22 71 32 97 |   gerardtrebor@yahoo.fr

Virginie VELLUTINI

U Biortu

Organic jams

  04 95 24 35 18 |   vellutini.v@gmail.com |   www.biocorse.fr

Craftsmen

Jean Pierre et Simon CECCALDI

COUTELLERIE CECCALDI

Artisans Coutelier

  04 95 25 13 87 |   couteaux.ceccaldi@live.fr |   www.couteaux-ceccaldi.com

Gladys MOEVI

Legni di Mare

Driftwood deco workshop

  07.51.22.21.54. / 06.52.81.45.94. |   WWW.MES-BOIS-FLOTTES.COM

Marie Jo et Jean Claude MONDOLONI

Terra e Focu

  04 95 74 09 05 |   mijocorse@aol.com

Jeff NICOLIER

Legnu Nustrale

Lathe pipe maker

  04 95 73 47 57 |   legnunustrale@sfr.fr |   www.legnunustrale.com

Restaurants & guest houses, farm & cottage holidays

Angeot et Nadia ANDREUCCI

U Taravu

Farmhouse inn

  04 95 24 46 06 |   andreucci@wanadoo.fr

Antoine Dominique BURESI

Col de la Vaccia

Farmhouse inn Guest rooms

  06 84 75 70 27 |   buresiad10@gmail.com

Jean-Marie et Pierre CASAMARTA

Maison d'hôtes Zella

Farmhouse inn – Guest rooms

  06 80 92 84 46 |   contact@zella-guitera.com |   www.zella-guitera.com

Sarah CERRUTI

Cottage rentals

  06 73 17 35 63 |   che-routi@hotmail.fr

Paul Antoine LANFRANCHI

Chez Paul Antoine

INN - GUESTHOUSES

  04 95 24 44 40 |   chezpaulo@wanadoo.fr |   www.chez-paul-antoine.com

Jacqueline et fils (David) MARTINO

U Cantu

Guest rooms

  04 95 26 78 66 |   davidmartino@orange.fr

Stéphane PAQUET

Gites

  06 72 43 03 36 |   stephane.paquet@orange.fr

Christian PERRIER

Domaine de Croccano

GUESTHOUSE

  04 95 77 11 37 |   christian.perrier@wanadoo.fr |   www.corsenature.com

Culture/nature/well-being/leisure

Emmanuel LUCCHINI et Stéphanie CASALTA

Santu Pultru

Equestrian farm - Organic veal - Dining at the farm

  06 82 33 61 28 |   info@randochevalcorse.fr |   www.randochevalcorse.fr

Marie Antoine GARAUDELLE

Ecurie Le Golfe

Equestrian Centre

  06 31 92 29 93 |   marieantoine.garaudelle@gmail.com / ecuries.legolfe.ce.la.plage@gmail.com

Fleur LESNARD CABERO BORJA

FIOR DI LEZZA

Stables

  06 18 39 23 03 |   fiordilezza@gmail.com |   www.fiordilezza.net

Michèle PANTALACCI

Distillerie Vitalba

AB (organic) essential oils – Biodynamics – Hydrolates – Massage oils – Vegetable oils - Tincture

  06 86 96 28 26 |   info@vitalba.fr |   www.vitalba.fr

Patrick PAQUET et Françoise ROSSINI

Corsica Essences

Perfumes - Cosmetics

  04 95 23 45 81 |   contact@corsicaessences.com |   www.corsicaessences.com

Sébastien SIVORI

Savonnerie I Suvari

ARTISAN SOAPS

  04 95 20 26 52 |   savonnerie@isuvari.com

And also...

Sylvain MARTINEZ CICCOLINI

Zaffaranu - Ferme BOCCA

Organic saffron - Jams - Teas - Dining at the farm

  06 81 13 21 97 |   contact@bocca.corsica |   www.bocca.corsica