Discover the micro-region
Together with the Calanches of Piana, Porto and Scandola, this intriguing stop-over is in the heart of a region renowned for its warm welcome and stunning landscapes – the Evisa Mountains are a constant source of fascination and wonder.
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GULF OF PORTO
Unesco world heritage site
Picturesque Village of the valley; defined by its setting; tucked into the mountain side, Ota is overlooked by the Capo d’Ota which is 1220m high. Its traditional buildings, its olive groves and its views over the valley are complementary to its seaside activities, situated at the mouth of the Porto River. The marina and the more recent constructions are not without interest because of the quality of the natural environment around them; the square Genovese tower (tour de Sia) and its aquarium, which offers a glimpse of the abundance of sea life in the natural reserve of Scandola.
Distance : at 19 km
An outstanding high mountain spot composed of a lacustrine basin and pozzines (singular formation in high altitude turf) situated at 1730 m altitude, where you will find wild horses. This site is protected because of its biodiversity and unique natural habitats.
SCANDOLA NATURE RESERVE
The reserve, which is part of the Corsican Regional Natural Park, covers the Scandola Peninsula. It has impressive, twisted red porphyry cliffs. Its vegetation is a remarkable example of shrubland. Seagulls can be found, as well as cormorants and sea-eagles. The transparent waters, with their inaccessible coves and islets shelter rich marine life.
Distance : at 43 km
Cargèse, picturesque fishing port and marina.
Its history has been marked by the settling of a Greek colony in the XVIIth century.
Under this influence, the village has kept two religious buildings facing each other. One of them of Latin, the other of Byzantine rite.
This village is a seaside resort with pleasant sea breezes and a Mediterranean atmosphere.
Distance : at 45 km
Administrative centre of the district of Deux-Sevi, Piana is known for its Calanches, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is characterised by its old granite houses.
Distance : at 32 km
GENOVESE BRIDGE OF PIANELLA
Genovese bridge with only one arch which straddles the Porto River, it was built quite late, in the first quarter of the XVIIth century. Its construction was decided by the Evisa and d’Ota councils. A niche shelters the statue of a saint, who is said to protect travellers and their ware.
Classified in 1976.
Osani is characterised by its small hamlets including Girolata and its protected coast, classed as part of the natural reserve of Scandola.
This hamlet, accessible from the sea or by foot, has conserved a small fort with a square Genovese tower which was built on this headland in the XVIth century.
Distance : at 43 km
THE VERGHIO PASS
It’s in the east of the village, leaving the dense forest where the departmental road ends, that you will reach this magnificent view point. It is also the dividing line between the Sevi Sorru and Niolu, two valleys with contrasting landscapes. The imposing statue of the Christ Roi seems to be looking at the remarkable horizon, which stretches to the sea on clear days.
Distance : at 20 km