Religious heritage Land of an intense religious fervour, Corsica is full of beliefs and rituals. Confraternities keep playing a key role as keepers of old traditions. Chapels, churches or cathedrals, all these buildings recount the history of this island and its people full of religiosity and esotericism.

Romano Pisano

Religious heritage

In 1077, the Papacy transferred Corsica to the powerful bishop of Pisa who was decided to boost Christianity. The Pisan churches were clearly the affirmation of his power with the typical Pisan style: polychromatic...

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Baroque

Religious heritage

Encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church after the Council of Trent, the baroque style stepped into Corsica via Bastia. The Genoese and the populations spread it throughout the island by erecting sumptuous Baroque...

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Chapels

Religious heritage

Predominantly catholic, Corsica’s religious beliefs have been coexisting for millennia with traditional rituals and superstitions. Devotion has always been intense and many locals believe in a kind of magic. Secluded...

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Oratories

Religious heritage

Involved in charity works, organizers of religious processions, brotherhoods or confraternities are very common in Corsica. Some unite people with the same profession such as fishermen and meet in oratories…In Bastia,...

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Carghjese

Religious heritage

By the end of the XVIIIth century, the French General Marbeuf launched the building of a whole village, Carghjese, on the west coast of Corsica to offer homes to a greek colony. In the XIXth century, the Greeks built...

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