What’s the particularity of —–> LOZZI, L’ACQUALE ?

Beautiful isn’t it, with the snow in the background.          
Lozzi and Acquale are next to each other, with cobblestone streets and high frontage houses, and this is why I am in fact, relating more about Lozzi itself.
First of all, Lozzi is the highest village in Corsica, and one of the five towns belonging to the Niolu micro-region – part of what is called ‘cristalline Corsica’ (being originally made from volcanic rocks). Perched at 1044m, and in glacial surroundings, it benefits from being dominated by the highest peak of the island too – naming, the Monte Cintu (reaching 2706m).
 
An interesting detail which holds its weight, Lozzi is also known for poetry and a poetry festival that has been held there, with poets: Prete Gentili, Marcellu Acquaviva, Pampasgiolu, Peppu Flori.
 
As you can imagine, climatic conditions can be quite extreme at times, the snow lasting eight to nine months. It’s very much shepherd land, with goats and sheep, permitting continual green lawns to flourish and remain. There is however, just one remaining chestnut forest, and in the old days, this municipality was covered with laricciu pines.
 
Also to be noted, the Ercu river takes its source at Lake Cintu (2300m) and throws itself into the Golu (at Cuccia), which by now you know is the longest river. Finally, let us not forget the wondrous ‘Chalets de Lozzi’, open all year round, with their unique view over Lake Calacuccia ! – something to keep in mind for future ideas/visits.
 
 
 
Photo credit: Corsica Secreta da Ferdinand Simeoni ©

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