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Zonza
SANTA LUCIA

Un viaghju trà montagna e mare

A journey between mountain and sea

Set off to discover Zonza and Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio, one commune, two villages, stretching from the mountains to the sea. At the crossroads of the Alta Rocca,

Zonza offers breathtaking views of the Aiguilles de Bavella and the Incudine, while Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio plunges you into history with its Genoese towers, overlooking an enchanting coastline. This unique destination will win you over with its unspoilt natural beauty.

to see : Zonza, at the crossroads of l'Alta Rocca

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Hiking around the Alta Rocca

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The village of Zonza, perched at an altitude of around 900 metres in the heart of Corsica's Natural Park, is the age-old gateway to the treasures of the Alta Rocca. Its privileged location offers panoramic views of the majestic Aiguilles de Bavella and the Incudine. Strolling through the village's narrow streets, you'll be touched by the old granite houses built on boulders, overlooking the Asinao valley. The village has managed to preserve its natural beauty thanks to development on a human scale. It's a popular holiday destination for its hotels and restaurants, offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities in the surrounding area. Also make the most of your stay to discover the Viséo racecourse, the highest in Europe, where lively horse-riding days await in a friendly atmosphere.

What to see Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio, the the coastline and its towers

Plunge into the heart of the 16th century, when the first towers were erected under the Genoese impetus of the Office Saint Georges. At a time when Corsica occupied a strategic position in the Mediterranean, Genoese towers played a crucial role in defence and communication. Among these sentinels of the past, two exceptional towers stand along the coast of Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio. 

Just 4 km from the village, in the Gulf of Pinarello, stands a Genoese tower on its secluded island, "Isula Di I Corsi ". Square in shape, it reveals itself like a rare pearl, accessible only by sea. 

Rising to a height of 30 metres, the de Fautea tower offers a breathtaking view between the east coast to the north and the Tour de Pinarellu to the south. Although it was attacked and burnt by the Turks in 1650, it has been restored to its former glory by a recent restoration and is now listed as a Historic Monument.

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Zonza sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio

A JOURNEY BETWEEN MOUNTAIN AND SEA

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Pinarello, a little corner of paradise

The Gulf of Pinarello, nestled in the hollow of a splendid bay, is a real little corner of paradise. This magical place is home to white sandy beaches, a small fishing port and a seaside village that has managed to retain its authentic charm.

During the summer season, Pinarello lives to the rhythm of the day and night, offering a multitude of water sports and walking activities. You can swim in the crystal-clear waters, enjoy an aperitif or a meal by the sea, while listening to the music.

The Cavu Valley, along the river

The Cavu valley, marking the link between the mountains and the coast, is a haven of peace where nature reigns supreme. This unspoilt valley offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including footpaths, mountain bike trails, nature sports and river bathing. You can relax in the shade of century-old pine trees while enjoying a delicious meal.

The Cavu river is particularly popular for its wild beauty, with refreshing natural pools and large granite slabs ideal for relaxing in the sun.

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July 2024

Théâtre – Hors jeu par la compagnie I Salt’in Bocca

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July 2024

Concert classique avec Opus Corsica

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July 2024

Meridianu en concert à Santa Lucia di Portivechju

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August 2024

Jean-Charles PAPI en concert à Zonza

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August 2024

La nuit aux Étoiles à Zonza Santa Lucia !

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August 2024

Meridianu en concert à Santa Lucia di Portivechju

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Listen to: A must-see event

Discover the eclectic entertainment on offer in the commune of Zonza: popular festivals, exciting sporting competitions, enchanting concerts, as well as a multitude of cultural and sporting activities to suit all tastes... Don't miss out on these not-to-be-missed events during your stay to enjoy unique experiences and create unforgettable memories!

To do: U Giru di Zonza

Discover the application U Giru di Zonza (free) for a fun family adventure: follow the little mouflon, Petru, along the magnificent shady Ponti di Marionu trail, equipped with your smartphone and comfortable shoes.. You will dive on an exciting online treasure hunt in the heart of the Cavu Valley!

Available on Apple and Android 

WHY GO TO ZONZA / SANTA LUCIA?

Zonza/Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio is a unique destination that harmoniously combines the beauty of the sea and the majesty of the mountains. Between the panoramas breathtaking Genoese towers prints With its rich history and idyllic beaches, this region of Corsica is sure to win you over. Explore its treasures guardians of a strong historyZonza/Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio, enjoy unforgettable experiences in the heart of nature and let yourself be captivated by the authentic charm of Zonza/Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio.

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To preserve its fragile, unique and exceptional ecosystem, theaccess to the Cavu valley is regulated

Similarly, the access to the Col de Bavella and its majestic Aiguilles is subject to specific regulations to preserve this exceptional natural site. 

For information on how to access these two sensitive sites, please contact the Zonza Sainte Lucie tourist office.

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