Monthly Archives May 2014
A native of the pieve of Boziu, belonging to the jurisdiction of Corti. In 1358, the farmers from the Terra di U Cumunu decided they had just about enough of the permanent local community wars, and they wished to defend themselves against the arbitrary of the feudal lords, suffering under their constant oppression.
They hold a Cunsulta in Merusaglia, whereupon they elect their leader. He makes himself ruler of Corsica, with the help of the Genoese, and signs a voluntary pact of submission between the Terra di U Cumunu and Genoa. The agreement with the Genoese is as follows; in exchange for twenty pennies per family, the Genoese insure their protection...Read More
Village heart-to-heart, in just a few words:
Cheese ! the ‘venachese’ – a soft cheese with a washed rind, maturing generally for around 45 days – and one of the five types of farmhouse cheese actually taken into account in a regional farmhouse cheese contest, held there annually in May. Also, one of my all time favourite villages, just oozing with charm …
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Direction: Corsican Stones – ‘Les Pierres de Corse’
With twenty years of experience behind him, Jean-Paul Castelli runs two premises, one being in the centre of Ajaccio and the other up in Bastia. It was in 1999 he opened here in Ajaccio, beforehand he had been occupied with fairs, having initially started creating jewellery ...Read More
Village, heart-to-heart in just a few lines :
Both the bell tower and chapel are separated from the Saint-Michel XVI century parish church.
A village situated in the upper part of the island, and belonging to the township of Niolu–Omessa, not far from the Popolasca Needles.
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