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The stirring legend of: L’Agula ‘The Eagle’

That morning Simonè got up a little earlier than usually.

Everybody was still sleeping. His steps made the wooden staircase creak as he slowly descended. The fine smell of coffee he was preparing near the fireplace soothed his anguish a little, but did not free him from the indefinable pain that tormented him.
He slowly turned the key in the lock. Outside, day was breaking on one of those last chilly autumn mornings announcing the coming winter. On the weaving dirt road under the chestnut trees, Simonè allowed his steps to guide him.

Behind him, the village had now disappeared. The fragrance from the maquis was a nostalgic reminder, as all his islands scents were awakening whilst the first rays of sunlight pierced through the branches of trees, like gaunt silhouettes. 

After having take...

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Let’s continue our Corsican proverbs for you to discover

                                                      

 

   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: Omigna Let’s Talk About Corsica © 

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For a change: A Choice of Corsican Proverbs

 

 

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: Let’s talk about Corsica Girolata ©

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A few words on: The Tower House of the Durazzo Family

A family of Corsican nobility, linked to the Saint George Institution 
– the Durazzo di Fozzano or Fozzani Durazzo, within which Michelangelo Durazzo di Fozzano was Count Della Rocca (1698-1773).
Often known as General Michel Durazzo, who was one of the most ardent supporters of the ephemeral King of Corsica: Théodore de Neuhof.
Son of Durazzo di Fozzano (1673-1751), born in Fozzano, south Corsica.
The latter received the first name Durazzo in tribute to the Governor of Corsica.
His two sons Michelangelo and Gianpaolo received their father’s name as their surname, as did all of their descendants, who abandoned Fozzano.
This family was listed in two internal wars that marked the 1830’s in the region:
– that of Fozzano, who opposed them to Colomba Carabelli, from which Mérimée drew forth Co...

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What’s the particularity of: Cristinacce

Situated right in the heart of the Regional Nature Reserve, Cristinacce overlooks the Gulf of Porto – a terraced village, with beautiful old granite houses, built in a mountainous and wooded environment. A traditional village with splendid views, and numerous trails for either short walks or hiking trails. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The renovated parish church Santa Maria Assunta, has a stone bell tower dating back to the 19th century, and also has a series of side chapels with beautiful architectural altars...

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