Civilisations In contact with the greatest Mediterranean civilizations, Corsica was at the heart of the western Mediterranean trade. With its Genoese citadels, its Pisan-style churches, its Roman forum, its Etruscan necropolis, just experience the past!

The Etruscans

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In the first millennium B.C., the Etruscans‘ unique language, culture and religious practices fascinated the Romans and the Greeks. This major Mediterranean thalassocracy of Antiquity left many traces in Corsica...

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The Romans

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As the island was part of the Roman Empire, two settlements were established on the east coast, in Aleria and Mariana, where there are still remains of ancient buildings and streets. At the time, many materials and...

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The Greeks

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With the Phocaeans settling in Alalia (actual Aleria) in the VIth century B.C. to widen their maritime influence and later with hundreds of Greek families settling in southern Corsica to flee from the XVIIth century...

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The Pisans

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From the XIth century, the Pope entrusted the dominant maritime power at the time, that was the Republic of Pisa, with the complete religious and political restructuration of the island where paganism was still very...

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The Genoese

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From the victory of the Genoese upon the Pisans in the XIIIth century to the independence of the island followed by the French victory in the XVIIIth century, nearly five hundred years of Corsica’s history are...

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