The Legend of: The Roccapina Lion

Roccapina Regis SapinIn the area of Roccapina, between Sartène and Bonifacio, a lion with a majestic mane can be observed – lying down on a rock overlooking the sea, contemplating the sandy beach before his eyes. On top of his head, almost like a crown, one can distinguish the ruins of an ancient Genoese tower. Legend tells us, that at the time of the Saracens this spectacular site belonged to a rich and powerful lord. One day, while he was out hunting he met a beautiful young woman, and of course fell hopelessly in love with her. But he couldn’t marry her because of his rank. He was filled with so much sorrow, he called upon death to take him – his call was heard, and he was turned to stone immediately under the appearance of a lion, immobilised for eternity.

Source: Corsica Mea
Photo credit: Regis Sapin
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