Category Culture

Art in Corsica

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The influence of Baroque Art

It would appear in the middle of the 17th+18th centuries, and under the influence of Genoa, Baroque Art predominated Corsica. The artists possessed a specific style and have been known to influence other artists in fact. We could say, there were two predominating periods: the pre-Romanesque and the Pisan, and to this day certain monuments are still in existence, one of the finest examples would be the Baptistery of St John the Baptist, situated in Corte.

The islands principal art gallery would undoubtedly be the Fesch Museum, in Ajaccio, where an impressive and also permanent collection of Italian art can be viewed, dating from the 14th century...

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“Wine is bottled poetry”

grapesRobert Louis Stevenson pronounced these fitting words, leaving us in reverie and expectation

Benefiting from microclimates, a large variety of soil and soaked sun summits, the island produces some of the finest varieties of wine to be found. Tasting takes place all over the island, where 9 ‘appelation d’origine controléé’ can be discovered. Sometimes unknown to the general public, as much of the wine is sold on the island, with exports increasing over recent years. Possessing a strong personality, these wines are well worth your taking the time to discover and enjoy...

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