Let’s learn a little more about the village of: PIGNA

Such a delightful village. 
Pigna dates back to around 816, built by Consalvo Romano – the name appears to stem from the Genoese period when it was a well off agricultural region, and signifies ‘wheat millstone’. 
Now, over the years Pigna has become a leader culture-wise. In 1964, the Corsicada association was created in order to bring life back to past trades, and promote the handmade crafts: sculpture, musical instruments, jewellery, potters, engravers. Musicians and craftsmen continue to transmit – also possessing its own music school and auditorium built between 1998-2000, open all year round and maintaining life in this village. This is what you would call a very quaint, traditional village in the Balagne area – around 76km from Ajaccio, and 46km from Bastia.
However, if you are in Ile-Rousse it’s only 9km away, and 23km from Calvi. 

Streets of cobblestones and an old cattle enclosure ‘Vaccaja’ that was converted into an outdoor auditorium, with the stage being covered with an 8m in diameter dome, and registered as a historical monument in 1990. It remains one of the last testimonies of the intense cereal activity belonging to the Balagne region.
Overlooking the Algajola Bay, and perched at around 230m, an 18th century Italian style church can also be discovered. 
If you do manage to make your way there, I do believe you will be absolutely enchanted with this village – once again, one amongst many that can offer you a traditional atmosphere within authentic settings. 

 

Image: Wikipedia 

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