Category Heritage

Introducing: The Senetosa Lighthouse

Built on Cape Senetosa, south of the Valinco Gulf (Propriano), in the district of Sartène. This lighthouse dates back to 1889, when the actual work began, being designed by an engineer named Zevaco. And, it would be on May 15th, 1892, that it would finally ‘light up’.
 
An original and isolated lighthouse, with two turrets of 15m in height framing the main building – which add to the remarkable shape of this lighthouse. The body of the building is made of stone, and each of the towers have a precise function; one for the white flashing light of a lantern, and the other with red screens serving to project an area towards dangerous directions. Originally fuelled with mineral oil, but this changed in 1906, when petroleum steam was adopted.
Then, in 1988, the Senetosa lighthouse became automa...
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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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Have you heard about the Baraccone ? for which specific techniques were required

The ‘Baraccone’ found in Corsica (Bories in French), date for the most from the second half of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They are not prior to the eighteenth century. Their architecture, in forms of a beehive or nave, can reach several metres in height. These huts built mainly by farmers and breeders, are of dry stone and call for specific techniques for their construction.

 
The arch or barrel vault, is well known; each stone is wedged between two neighbouring stones, and therefore cannot fall out. But, this technique requires wooden hangers. And, because of the cost, it is excluded for constructions as modest as dry stone huts...
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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 Resistance Cave of Porri di Casinca

During the summer of 1943, the headquarters of the organisation moved from the ‘grotta paliaghja’, which was located the in the mountain of San Gavinu d’Ampugnani, to the Porri cave.
 
This is an excavation at the very top of a rock, overlooking a torrent and not far from the villages of Porri and Sorbo, in the highly patriotic Casinca.
 
And, this is where one of the clandestine printing works belonging to the Resistance, was installed. On December 26th, 1942 Emile Reboli a former trade union leader, and Robert Pedini, an Italian anti-fascist whose father had been imprisoned in Italy, succeeded in seizing the characters and frameworks of the Imrimerie Nouvelle, belonging to the Italian Consulate in Bastia.
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