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 few words on: The Corsican Donkey

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Origin:
Their origin dates back several centuries, when they were already very present on the island. At that time, they were of remarkable assistance: pack-saddled, harnessed or ridden, in the stone quarries for agricultural work in very steep places, in order to connect distant hamlets, or going to separate agricultural farms.
Also used for the production of male/female mules.
 
 
Character:
Obedient, courageous, enduring and very resistant with safe feet, capable of climbing up and down very steep slopes.
 
 
Morphology:
Up to the 18th century, they didn’t exceed 90c at the withers, and the coat was grayish – then, they grew thanks to the Catalan donkey, and the coat became black.
Today, two types can be found:
– the pure Corsican, light grey with 1.17m at the withers
– black, descen...
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What’s the particularity of —> ZONZA ?

Here, we are entering the heart of the Alta Rocca region. Zonza, is yet another one of our perched villages, at 750m above sea level.

Old granite houses built on blocks of rock will charm you undoubtedly, dominating the Asinao valley and in the middle of chestnut, pine and Holm oaks.
An interesting detail that holds its weight, Zonza has the highest hippodrome in Europe, with horse racing during the summer.                                                                          
                                                                       
 
If you’re wondering what the nearest beaches may be, Sainte-Lucie de Porto-Vecchio and Pinarello would be choices you’d certainly take pleasure in visiting – some of the most beautiful beaches on the island are around here.
You can also vi...
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Melon, cucumber and fromage frais salad – fresh and savoury

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Ingredients:                                                                                                                                                     

– 1 melon                                                                        
– 1 to 2 cucumbers
– cherry tomatoes
– 5 slices ‘prisuttu’ 
– 200g fromage frais
– 1 pressed lemon
– 3 soup spoons olive oil
– fresh basil leaves                                                
 
Method:
 
Cut the melon in two and remove the seeds. With a melon baller, make small balls.
Peel the cucumbers, cut in two lengthwise, then in small cubes. Add the diced fromage frais, prisuttu (can be replaced by ham), and the cherry tomatoes...
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Dorothy Carrington ‘Lady Rose’ – Corsican in her heart

Born on June 6th, 1910 in North Cerney near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Her family was dedicated to the Crown, and the profession of arms, and her grandfather was an eminent botanist belonging to the first scientific expedition to Tibet.
At the age of ten she became an orphan, after the disappearance of her father Sir Frederic Carrington in 1913, and her mother Susanna, in 1920. Also a General, her father had participated in African campaigns, which would result in the creation of the British Colony of Rhodesia.
 
In accordance with her mother’s testamentary wishes, she was sent to a girls boarding school, which also enabled her to free herself from the demanding tutelage of her uncles and aunts.
In 1928, she was admitted to the University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall), and out of the t...
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