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The cultural heritage of Corsica

They made our history

  • Seneca (c. 4 BC - 65 AD)
  • Sambucucciu d'Alando
  • Vincentello d'Istria (1380-1434)
  • Sampieru Corsu (1498-1567)
  • Théodore Neuhof (1694-1756)
  • Ghjuvan Petru Gaffori (1704-1753)
  • Pasquale Paoli (1725-1807)
  • Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
  • Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) - Colomba
  • Jean Nicoli (1899-1943)
  • Gabrieli Peri (1902-1941)
  • Danielle CASANOVA (1909-1942)
  • Fred Scamaroni (1914-1943)
  • Dominqiue Lucchini (1919-1943)

Churches and monuments to discover in Balagne

Menhirs, Roman ruins, Romanesque churches, Baroque churches, fortresses, Citadels, Genoese towers...

Some historical monuments

  • Calvi : Chapelle Notre Dame de la Serra. Visit the Citadel with Columbus.
  • Belgodère : The Church of St. Thomas . Baroque building erected in 1560.
  • Algajola : The Castle.
  • Aregno : Trinity Church in Aregnu , masterpiece of Romanesque - Pisan built in the twelfth century with granite blocks of different colour.
  • Calenzana : the church of Saint Blaise, historical monument in 1981. Sainte Restitude church.
  • Cateri : Church cateri .
  • Corbara : La Chapelle Notre Dame Corbara, St. Dominic Convent, Church of the Annunciation.
  • Galeria : The Genoese Tower.
  • L'Ile-Rousse : Church of the Immaculate Conception, the covered market.
  • Lumio : The Chapel of St. Peter and Paul.
  • Montegrosso : The Church of St. Augustine Montemaggiore .
  • Pigna : Enclos A. Vaccaghja. Old corrals .
  • Zilia :the convent Alziprato , a beautiful edifice of the sixteenth century.

Museums in Corsica

Legends

  • The Eye of St. Lucie It was in the fourth century that the legend of Saint Lucie was born. Lucie, a young girl from the noble Syracuse family by constantly praying to the Virgin Mary, achieved the miraculous healing of her mother who was suffering from an incurable disease. In order not to be distracted from her beliefs, Lucie tore out her eyes and threw them into the sea. Devoting herself entirely towards prayer, Lucie performed several more miracles. To reward her for her devotion, Our Lady returned her sight to her, and gave her even more beautiful and bright eyes -  "Occhji belli e lucentti".  The cover of the shell  called "Turbo Rugueux " found on the shores of Corsica symbolizes the eyes of Saint Lucie. If you wear one, it is believed to keep away the evil eye and bring luck. The shell is a lucky charm .
  • The Corsican flag:  represented by a black Moor's head on a white background. The Moor has a white bandanna tied around his forehead.  The story behind this remains largely unexplained but is thought to have come from the legend that tells that at the time of the Saracen raids,  the Corsican warriors would kill their enemies and then impale their heads on a stake to warn off other invaders.
  • Parfait Montecatini. He became general in Venezuela.

 Crafts

The craftsmen of the Balagne La Route des Artisans de Balagne

  • A Calvi Glass Workshop - Atelier AtraverreCutlery Art - Atelier Pol Demongeot
    Tél. 04 95 65 32 54/06 12 10 14 66. Cutlery Art A Funderia
  • A Calenzana : Ceramic Raku à Suare - Calenzana - Tél. 04 95 65 13 61. Basketry   Corsica - Rony Annick - Tél. 06 75 02 83 80. Biscuiterie Perrin (canistrelli, cuciuelle, maccaroni). Mosaic Art Mosaic Mosaique Corse
  • A Zilia : Domaine Alzipratu -Tél. 04 95 62 75 47.
  • A Lunghignano Old olive oil mill U Fragnu
  • A Cateri : Workshop Kinai - Handmade Pottery - Place du monument - Tél. 06 62 38 53 76. Workshop Corsican skins cateri U Pellaghiu - Road Convent Marcassu .
  • A Avapessa Olive Oil AOC - Tomasini - Tél. 04 95 61 78 75
  • A Felicetu : Domaine Maestracci - Vineyard E Prove, Clos Reginu - Tél. 04 95 61 72 11. Glass blower - Ange Campana - Verrerie Corse
  • A Occhiatana Stoneware Terra e Focu
  • A Monticello Workshop Stone and Driftwood Cera una volta
  • A L'Ile-Rousse : Workshop - Gallery Glass - A Casa bella. Shop Bianc e Neru - Textile crafts Corsican graphic art industry. Original shirts styled and printed in Corsica  Tél. 04 95 60 50 85
  • A Corbara : Jewellery workshop - Atelier Hélène Cancela Alain.
    Pottery Camapana - Tél. 04 95 60 23 37
  • A Occiglioni : Leather workshop - Cuir Occiglioni.
  • A Santa Reparata : Atelier CodolinaCeramic Art . Beekeeper Jean-Claude Gras A Matricula
  • A Pigna : Luthier Casalonga. The Musical box - Scatt'à Musica - Workshop producing music boxes (Scatt'à Musica), playing traditional Corsican songs, hand-painted and animated with figures and animals / typical island themes. Pottery - Tél 04 95 61 77 25.
  • A Aregno : Pottery Art de Praoli - Tél. 04 95 48 28 96. Pottery Carole Fanet - Poterie Caruli.
  • A LumioThe Vineyard of 60 hectares of Domaine CulombuA small distillation unit for essential oils in Lumio A Stratella
  • Our favorite Ponte Leccia : Weaving and knitting with Corsican wool - Lana corsa

Excursions and tours

  • Tour Citadel of Calvi - OMT CALVI
  • Notre Dame de La Serra : the most beautiful panorama of Calvi
  • Heritage Discovery : bianconi-scuperta.com
  • Trams Corsica - U Trinighellu - Train ride from Calvi to L'Ile- Rousse
  • The tourist train - L'Ile-Rousse - Le petit train

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