Around Vizzavona and ‘The Englishman’s Waterfall’

Cascade des Anglais (Gra Ziella)

Very popular outing here, and where the aristocratic English who swarmed Ajaccio end of 19th century/beginning 20th, enjoyed being brought to, on donkey back – thus, the name remained throughout time.

We’re entering the forested region of Vizzavona here, at 900m in altitude, where incredible charm and thriving greenery surrounds you, situated between the towns of Bocognano and Vivario, and around an hours drive from Ajaccio – you can also take the train, which is ideal here, and the opportunity to actually try the legendary ‘micheline’, which runs across the island (and this will undoubtedly inspire a future article).

At the foot of the Monte d’Oro, and in the Agnone valley, several waterfalls continue on, as we are also entering part of the GR20. Summer months see a steady and plentiful quantity of visitors, so best to arrive on the early side, in order to fully gain the benefit from this spectacular location.

The walk is well indicated, so you need not fear getting lost, and the path is relatively shaded too, through the forest. This can also be rated as a family outing, where you can spend the day, and why not, – enjoy a picnic for a change.

Photo credit: Gra Ziella ©

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