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Events and Traditions

 events and traditions in corsica

You've chosen to take your holiday in Lumio?  Residence Arinella offers everything you need  for a perfect stay on the Isle of Beauty. Here you will find some of the activities to do on holiday in Corsica.



It would be difficult to stay at Residence Arinella, without visiting the village of Lumio. Situated at 200m above sea-level, the village has a fantastic panoramic view. It is also home to the Roman church of St Pierre, built in the 11th century. Don't forget to visit the abandoned village of Occi, just above Lumio.

Calvi is only 11km away, and the town has some beautiful jewels such as the church of Santa Maria, and the Oratory of St Antoine. Not forgetting the beach of L'Alga with its fine white sand and crystal clear water, which looks exactly like a picture postcard.

L'Ile Rousse is also well worth a visit - less than 20 minutes away from the Residence - the town is well known for its breathtaking sunsets, perfect for a romantic end to the day. There are plenty of other places to visit between Calvi and L'Ile Rousse - don't forget to get out and visit them.

Calendar of events and fairs





  • L'Ile Rousse Fair September 22 to 24
  • Petanque Challenge Pascal Paoli in Ile- Rousse from September 15 to 17 - SPIRB Ile-Rousse
  • Polyphonic singing Festival in Calvi  September 12 to 16- L'Invitu


Corsica and music

We invite you to discover the website L'Invitu. This sitewas put together by someone with a love andpassion for Corsica. He shares this passionthrough music,polyphonic singing, artists...

Some Corsican bands : Isulatine, A Filetta, Alba, I Muvrini, Canta u Populu Corsu, Alte Voce, Meridianu, Zamballarana, U Fiatu Muntese

Some Corsican singers : Battista Acquaviva, Francine Massiani, Jean Menconi

Speloncato, La Montagne des Orgues  

Religious celebrations

The Christian markson an island 

  • Easter : TheGranitulais aprocessionwhich is practicedthroughout Corsica onGood Friday.It tracesthelong ordealof Christ carryinghis cross.
    Aprocession "GranituladiCalvi", took place on Good Friday evening withthe presence of twohoodedpenitentscarrying the crossinturn.Theprocessiongoesfromthe Cathedral of SaintJohn the Baptist inthe Citadelto the church ofSanta Maria Maggioreintown. They areaccompanied by membersof the brotherhoodsof Saint ErasmusandSaintAntoine. On theforecourtof the church,singingsacredcomplaints, they form "AGranitula" symbolicpenitential procession, which consists ofa spiralthat windsin a snailshape
  • L'ile-Rousse celebrate Saint Erasmus, Patron Saintof fishermen.Pilgrimageandprocession. The statueof Saint Erasmusembarkedaboard afishing boat

The Virgin Mary

The Virgin Mary is the protective mother of all Corsicans, venerated and adored all over the island. The Corsican anthem is the "Dio vi salvi Regina", a song of love and prayer dedicated to the Saint of Saints. A relatively unknown fact, is that before Pascal Paoli gave the island its emblem of the Moor's head, it was the Blessed Virgin who took its place; and although she has now disappeared from the flag, she remains in the hearts of the islanders. Assumption Day is celebrated on August 15,  and also her birthday on September 8, when thousands of pilgrims pay their respects.


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