“The most Corsican of Corsican towns”, according to Prosper Mérimée, Sartène overlooks the Gulf of Valinco and boasts exceptional panoramic views as far as the Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles)
“The most Corsican of Corsican towns”, according to Prosper Mérimée
Sartène overlooks the Gulf of Valinco and boasts exceptional panoramic views as far as the Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). This “City of Art and History” will introduce you to highly diverse and rich urban, religious and natural heritage.
Must sees: the church of Santa Maria Assunta, the town hall (the former Genoese governors’ palace), the watchtower, the last vestige of the rampart that encircled the town in the 15th century, the square of the liberation called “Porta”, the old town, and the museum of prehistory.
Learn about the town and its traditions
Visit the town with audio guides in 1 hour 30 min. Hire at the tourist office of Sartène +33(0)4 95 77 15 40.
The “Catenacciu”, which literally means “the chained one”, will allow you to relive the ascension of Christ on Mount Golgotha in the religious fervour of hundreds of pilgrims from all over Corsica. The Corsican Carnival kicks off in May for four days of jubilation at the beginning of a long, festive season: Corsican songs in the open-air theatre, street entertainment during night-time shopping, local markets etc.
Visit the Campomoro Tower, built in the 16th century by the Genoese, the largest tower in Corsica (15 m high).