A few words on: The archaeological site of Cauria Rinaghju

We already know from information being constantly updated, that the island currently has more than a thousand menhirs – the majority of which are located in southern Corsica, (and especially around the region of Sartène).
The alignments of Cauria (I Stantari and Rinaghju), are megalithic monuments menhirs, stelae and menhir statues of granite. On the archaeological site of Cauria, stands one of the most emblematic and best preserved dolmens in the whole of Corsica.
Witnesses of human occupation, and some even dating back to over 6000 years, these alignments which are located today in organised agricultural activities, highlight the different occupational phases of the site...
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A seasonal recipe: Courgettes + Brocciu Tart

The combination of courgettes and brocciu is yet again, an alternative idea for you – and you don’t always have to cook complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients can often do the trick.
Bon appetitu !
– 1 shortcrust pastry
– 450g brocciu
– 4 garlic cloves
– 4/5 courgettes
– 3 eggs
– parsley, mint, thyme, chives
– olive oil
– salt, pepper
Method :
Heat oven at 180°
Chop the parsley, garlic, mint and chives, and mix together.  
Crush the brocciu with a fork, and add the 3 beaten eggs.
Season with salt and pepper, and place in the fridge.
Cut the courgettes into small cubes. Sweat the garlic in a large frying pan, with the olive oil. Add the courgettes, and season when they have been reduced, sprinkle with herbs.
Place the pastry in an oven di...
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A few words on: The Resistance Cave of Porri di Casinca

During the summer of 1943, the headquarters of the organisation moved from the ‘grotta paliaghja’, which was located the in the mountain of San Gavinu d’Ampugnani, to the Porri cave.
This is an excavation at the very top of a rock, overlooking a torrent and not far from the villages of Porri and Sorbo, in the highly patriotic Casinca.
And, this is where one of the clandestine printing works belonging to the Resistance, was installed. On December 26th, 1942 Emile Reboli a former trade union leader, and Robert Pedini, an Italian anti-fascist whose father had been imprisoned in Italy, succeeded in seizing the characters and frameworks of the Imrimerie Nouvelle, belonging to the Italian Consulate in Bastia.
More than 50...
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The Saint François Convent of Orezza

One of our historical sites, built in 1492 by miners, before being passed on to the Franciscans, who then built a church with six chapels.
In 1832, it all fell into ruins – date on which the state engaged a disastrous process for selling it to private individuals.
During WW2, the convent and its buildings were occupied by Italian troops who had set up an ammunition depot, which they had blown up at the approach of the Germans – and this literally brought an end to the ruins.
Over the half of a century that has gone by since, many voices have risen to wish or claim its restoration – a demand made credible by the unquestionable historical interest of this place, and theatre of many ‘consulte’.
Source: Corse Matin (via Augustin Chiodetti)
Photo credit: Jacques Paoli Corse Mati...
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Ever thought of coming to Corsica in February ? If not, here’s an idea for you.

Maybe you’ve never thought of organising your out of season holidays or even Valentine’s Day in Corsica – and yet, away from the clichés of a candlelit dinner in an ultra-crowded restaurant of the European capitals, Corsica would be a very inviting suggestion just to ‘let yourselves go’.
The celebration for lovers on the Island of Beauty is not such a far-fetched idea after all !
Corsica is really very romantic in February, under the snowflakes .. where you can find a cosy little nest, and enjoy the island’s winter with clean, fresh air, a natural protected environment and a slow pace. Forget the classic city breaks in some of the main European capitals, and plan for an authentic, sensual journey in the heart of the island – at a time, when everything is just charm and tranquillity.
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