Direction —> Lakes Melo and Capitello

lake-melo-capitello-muntagne-corseSo, how does one arrive there ?

It is indeed in the heart of the island that these two lakes are nested. We start off by taking the direction to Corte, then through the valley of the Restonica for around 15k, arriving near the shepherds huts at Grotelle – at this point, it’s time to start climbing.

In order to reach Lake Melo, you need to count around 1h, and it’s an easy walk too.

After passing by the old shepherd hut at Melo, there are two choices for you to take; to your left is flatter and easier, but also a little longer. If you choose to the right, it’ll be shorter but requires more endurance (ladder and rope), the view here being very pretty...

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‘Ariola’ by Pedru-Felice Cuneo-Orlanducci

ampargu-a-lingua-corsaEveryone sees the world his own way
I travel within the maquis, what was once a country and humanity. The wind awakens amid the remains. There was a meadow here once upon a time, and a little further, men beat the grain.
Today, only the memory of their songs remains .. resonating in the oaks just above, when the air has the leaves singing, and blends with the singing of the birds, screaming a symphony of despair.
Melancholic ruins of a past that has flown to the limbo of the inaccessible – the splendour of an era that we like to dream about, witnesses of efforts of the human genius. What have you become ?
I have breathed your air once more, and felt your call after ten thousand years of absence, abyss, cries and mysteries...
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Castellare-di-Casinca is located in Casinca – a micro-region of Castagniccia. It had the reputation of being ‘Rome’s granary’ in antiquity, and ‘Corsica’s orchard’.
Nowadays, Castellare has the advantage of being a village ‘between sea and mountain’, in the literal sense of the term.
The local beach L’Anghjone, is located below the municipality, whereas the Mounts San Anghjulu and San Petrone surround the village and watch over the bell tower, which collapsed in a storm in 1992. Castellare-di-Casinca is composed of sturdy, architectural houses, and the stately construction of the church suggests that the village was erected in the 13th century. Opizzo Pernice, Bishop of Mariana (Cortinchi family), would have been the founder...
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Seafood Lasagna !


Looks and tastes wonderful – I think you’ll enjoy this.

Serves 6
Bon appetitu !
– 1k seafood cocktail
– 1 to 2 packets of fresh lasagna
– 1 onion
– 1 soup spoon olive oil
– 10cl white wine
– 1L liquid crème fraîche
– pepper, grated gruyère, basil
In a casserole dish, blanch the finely chopped onion with olive oil, add the seafood and allow to reduce. Deglaze with white wine, and add litre of crème fraîche, spices, pepper and basil. Bring to the boil and allow to cook for a few minutes. Blend. Spread a first layer of the preparation, followed by a layer of lasagna and so forth. Finish with a layer of grated gruyère. Cook in an oven for around a half an hour, TH 6-7. Serve immediately.
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An idea for seasonal fruit: Fig Tart

We have indeed many fig trees here, and in September the harvest is finished.

Very easy to make, just heat your oven at 180° to start off with.
– 1 puff or shortcrust pastry
– 1k figs
– Corsican honey
– 20g butter
– sugar
Wipe with a cloth (no water, for they could become saturated). Cut into slices and put aside – avoid cutting thick slices, for they won’t all cook in the same way.
Place the pastry (puff or shortcrust) in a baking tin (with greaseproof paper beforehand). Prick with a fork.
Spread the freshly sliced figs on the bottom, and cover with Corsican honey (you can use a brush).
Top with a few pieces of butter.
Finish by sprinkling a little powdered sugar.
Put into the oven for around 25m, at 180°
Once the tart is cooked, allow to cool...
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