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Sampiero, the Mercenary

Corsican Heroes

Born in Bastelica by the end of the XVth century within the context of the Italian wars, Sampieru Corsu was a young soldier who left for Florence to serve the powerful Medici family to which he remained loyal till the...

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Paoli, the Enlightened

Corsican Heroes

‘Pasquale di Paoli was the Che Guevara of the XVIIIth century – probably the greatest fighter for freedom of that century, an inspiration to democrats everywhere, a soldier who succeeded in liberating Corsica...

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Napoleon, the Emperor

Corsican Heroes

Born in Aiacciu in 1769 in a newly French Corsica, he was sent by his father to a French military school at 9 years old. As he graduated at 16, he felt he was first and foremost Corsican and stood on Paoli’s side....

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Nicoli, a Resistance fighter

Corsican Heroes

Born in 1899 in San Gavino di Carbini, Nicoli started his career as a teacher in Corsica and then in Senegal. In 1939, he joined the Communist Party and the Corsican resistance. In 1943, he was arrested by the Italian...

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Culture

Beliefs and traditions

‘Get away from here before you’re completely bewitched and enslaved…’ was told Dorothy Carrington, the famous British anthropologist and travel writer when she arrived in Corsica in the mid-50s....

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Processions

Beliefs and traditions

Fascinating religious ceremonies, halfway between Christianity and paganism, the processions take place regularly throughout the island: Re-enactment of the Passion in Sartè, procession of the Five Orders in Bunifaziu,...

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The Evil eye

Beliefs and traditions

On this predominantly Christian island, the mark of paganism is observable on a daily basis with some mystical and superstitious practices; some of them such as the malign power of the Ochju (Evil Eye) date back to...

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Transhumance

Beliefs and traditions

The transhumance footpaths have been used for more than 1,000 years by shepherds leading their animals to summer pastures. They organized the rural life in villages all the way up or down the Corsican valleys. Even if...

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Crafts

Beliefs and traditions

Knife-makers uphold their remarkable reputation. Alongside, many craftsmen and craftswomen excel at their art: ceramists, potters, stringed-instrument makers, glassmakers. They are all very talented and they design and...

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GR20

Hikes & Walks

Being one of the top trails in the world, the GR20 climbs high in the Corsican wild mountains and their stunning sceneries, forests, lakes, vertical granite peaks… The route crosses the island from the northwest in...

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