Go back in time

in Alta Rocca/ Côte des Nacres

Alta Rocca is an invitation for a cultural getaway. It holds many heritage and historical treasures.

With 9,000 years of history, this natural paradise is one of the oldest populated places in Corsica. Many archaeological sites still bear witness to human presence, and the museums of Alta Rocca will take you back in time...


Experience a prehistoric holiday in Alta Rocca


The archaeological sites of Cucuruzzu and Capula are located in the heart of Alta Rocca, in the municipality of Levie. These sites are covered by a forest of holm oaks, thousand-year-old chestnut trees sheltering huge blocks of granite, a menhir statue and a medieval fortress. This magical place attests to the presence of the first inhabitants of Alta Rocca. A 2-hour walk (audio guide available) will allow you to discover these two remarkable sites.

By the seaside, curious visitors will discover the Casteddu d’Araghju, located in the municipality of San Gavino di Carbini, in the hamlet of Araghju. To reach this walled fortress, you have to take the trail from the Araghju car park.

Discover the history of the people of Alta Rocca

If the weather is not suitable for an outdoor stroll, you can visit the museums, located in the mountains, which will take you through moments in history.

To learn about the history and way of life of the people of Alta Rocca since 8,000 BC, the Alta Rocca Museum will meet your expectations: Archaeology, paleo-ethnography and history all come together in this museum. You can also discover original pieces there, such as the skeleton of the oldest Lady of Corsica, the Lady of Bonifacio.

If you continue your journey, in the village of Zonza you can visit the Museum of the Resistance, where reconstructions, models and many documents, will bring the history of the 1939-1945 war and exemplary resistance facts of the inhabitants of the Alta Rocca to life.

Don’t wait any longer, go back in time by visiting the cultural heritage of Alta Rocca!

I have often cited the fierce resolution of the people of Lévie as an example. It was a major factor in stopping the German push towards the west coast and then in the decision to completely evacuate.

General Henry Martin, Commander of the French Army for the Liberation of Corsica