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Suite of our Corsican proverbs ..

Balades en Corse Montemaio Montemaggiore
A chi un arrisica, un arruzzica

– Nothing ventured, nothing gained

A lingua ossu un hà e ossu tronca

– The tongue is boneless, but can break bones

A strada bedda un hè mai longa

– A clear path never seems long
A chi l’attempa a perdi
– He who difers, ends up losing
L’amori hè cecu

– Love is blind

U mondu hè fattu à scala, a chi codda e à chi fala

– The world is like a ladder, some go up and others come down
Photo credit :
Balades en Corse Copyright  ©
Montemaio (Montemaggiore)
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This could very well be the oldest image of San Fiurenzu (Saint Florent)

A rare picture, published just last January, which seems to be the oldest photograph of San Fiurenzu (Saint-Florent)  known to this day

                                                                                         Storia di San Fiurenzu (plus vieille image)


One notices immediately that the Strada Nova is not yet built (buildings built in the eighteenth century and are
now at several meters from the sea, but had once upon a time their feet in the water) – however, it will be achieved between 1892 and 1896 to facilitate trade through the port.


But what is most interesting is the presence in this photograph of the defensive system protecting the entrance to the village: “a torra” (right) supporting one of the city gates still operating in the 1860’s and defensive

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A choice of Corsican proverbs coming your way …

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A strada bedda un hè mai longa
– A clear path never seems long

A capù in ghio falanù ancù i botti
– Downhill, even the barrels roll

A donà sa duvè u diavolù mette a coda
– A woman knows the tricks of the devil

A barca di centu padroni piglia fondu
– The boat of a hundred captains, sinks

A chi combatte cu i zoppi diventa zoppu è rangu
– Who associates with the shaky – become so

A chi stanta, a chi ruzziga
– Some hoard, others waste

Photo credit : A Muvrella Randonnées Copyright ©

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From Corti, the 33rd edition of their International Days – exposure of reflections

Alta FIf one relates to the signification of a ‘movement’, this is what can be said: ‘a group of people working together in order to advance their shared political, social or artistic ideas’ – now add the word ‘solidarity’ and mutual support within and without a group transpires – the whole significance renders a larger picture; one where we can at last fully grasp the depth involved, the search for comprehension, and desire for change. Reciprocity.
Gandhi once pronounced these words: ‘the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others ..’ noble words you may say; but, when really pondering on them one realises just where they can lead you to – unity, in every sense of the term.
This annual event, and 33rd edition organised by Corsica Libera, sees a large gathering ov...
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Why Choose Corsica ? – Top Ten Answers

Bonifacio
(random order)

1) DIVERSITY : Most definitely, the diversity of this island is an essential point and ‘key’ word, with a large category of reference; i.e: you can be lying on the beach and staring up at the nearby mountains; now, are there many places where you can do that ? Discover endemic species, insularity favouring many indeed. Real seasons can be witnessed ! shades, flavours and environment react fully to each. Fairs can be enjoyed throughout the year, where a large choice awaits you, depending on the moment you choose, naturally. Festivals running all through the summer months, and quite a variety (refer to my articles in the Festivals/Events category, for further info).

2) GO ON A WINE TRAIL : The island offers choice wines, which are renowned and exported, with over 40 ...

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