Built heritage People of the Mediterranean are deeply attached to their land and its stones. From the family house in their village ot their huts in the mountains to the burial vault erected next to the church or on the family lands, the Corsicans belong to their island they strongly treasure.

Watchtowers

Built heritage

The troubled context of the XVIthcentury throughout the Mediterranean region threatened the trades routes and the populations. The Corsican people asked Genoa for help to prevent the island from the raids and pillages...

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Villages

Built heritage

The village embodies the soul of the island’s identity and even in the XXIst century, it is still a place where the Corsican town dwellers find refuge during weekends and the summer season. Either made of schist...

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Bridges

Built heritage

Stony bridges still span most of our rivers crossing ancient paths. Villagers, shepherds and horse-riders used it to walk down or up valleys, to move their flock or to transports food items. Elegant and strong, these...

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Mausoleums

Built heritage

Mostly situated in the Capicorsu region, they are part of the architectural heritage. They were built between the XVIIth and XXth century, both to demonstrate the families’ power and to illustrate the connection...

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Orii

Built heritage

Dating back to prehistoric times, the Orii represent the typical pastoral heritage of Corsica. With their wind- and water-eroded shapes, these granite rocks offered shelters for shepherds and provided protection from...

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