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Culture of Corse. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Calvi Every town of Corsica boasts an abundance of unique attractions. For tourists it would be interesting to visit castles and see the beautiful buildings, stroll through the picturesque natural places and appreciate the beauty of architectural monuments. One of the main features of Corsica is the large number of fortifications. The most famous castles and palaces are located in Bonifacio, Bastia and Calvi; many historical sites have now become premises for restaurants, craft shops and antique stores.
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Vacationers should definitely appreciate the greatness of Nonza tower located at the Cape of Corsica and Capitello tower, which is located in the Gulf of Ajaccio. The Corte bastion is a striking architectural monument of the Middle Ages. It has been built by squirage and for many centuries has struck travelers with its majestic and threating look.
In 1975, archaeologists discovered an interesting historical site, which was named Filitosa. Settlements of ancient people were located here in pre-historic era. Today the site is free to the public and is very popular among tourists. In the historic parkland you could see stone houses of local settlers, ancient fortifications and even carved stone statues that were erected by locals in honor of brave soldiers. Copyright
Filitosa Historical Park is a landmark of world importance. According to scientific data, the first settlement there was founded more than eight thousand years ago. Large selection of sites is offered by the island's capital, the city of Ajaccio. Tourists have to visit Foch square and to see beautiful buildings located next to it. The house-museum of Napoleon Bonaparte, the incomparable cathedral and Fesch museum are sure to be included in program of excursion.
Marine de Negro Neighborhood of Ajaccio is famous because of its natural attractions, as the most beautiful gardens and nature reserves are located there. City of Bonifacio also has preserved many historical monuments. On its territory you can see a beautiful city and citadel, several medieval churches and an ancient cemetery, which is of great architectural value. In Bastia vacationers can explore the old town, appreciate the beauty of baroque churches and monuments, and get acquainted with modern architecture as the new district of the city has its own kind of style.
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Every Corsican city boasts many beautiful sculptures mostly erected in honor of great people or memorials to those who died during the tragic events for the whole island. Calvi and Ajaccio stand out in a special way in this regard. No less interesting are fountains operating throughout the island. A leading position in terms of the most picturesque fountains is held by Corte, while the capital of Corsica is not far behind. It is also worth climbing observation decks (usually located on lighthouses or towers) to admire the extraordinary picturesque landscapes of the island where you will most likely want to stay for a lifetime for many obvious reasons.
PATRIMONIO All travelers are interested in museums, and those available here would be quite enough. For example, in Musée Archéologique d'Aléria, one can see a collection of artifacts found during archaeological excavations carried out throughout the island. Naporama located in Ajaccio deserves attention as well: this is where the best battles of the most famous native of Corsica are displayed in miniature - and it must be said that it will be of interesting to visitors of all ages. One more museum of miniatures (Musée de la Miniature) can be found in Bastia where the daily life of local residents' ancestors is recreated. Each and every detail was paid great attention when creating mini-versions of buildings, vehicles or people.
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Want to know more about the history of Corsica? Then be sure to explore the Museu di a Corsica, which demonstrates the culture, history, and customs of the island. There is no better way to show it than through national costumes, traditional crafts, household items, and traditional cuisine, therefore, the collection includes exactly these kinds of exhibits. The museum is located in Corte. To get acquainted with what Corsica gave the world in terms of music, go to Museu Musica that was opened in the small town of Pigna. In Bocognano, a must-have is Ecomusee U Palazzu di Bucugna where the life of local inhabitants at the beginning of the 19th century is recreated. Special attention is paid to Napoleon Bonaparte's family. Many things in the museum remind of the great commander. Here you can also discover a small collection of archaeological finds from the city and its environs.
Capraia It is worth noting that Corsica's cemeteries are perfect for walking, not only due to unprecedented peace reigning here, but also because they have really interesting tombstones that can be admired for hours. One of the most attractive cemeteries for a promenade and admiring original works of art is Cimetière Marin de Bonifacio where, among other things, one can enjoy magnificent sunsets - this place is best suitable for that. Other interesting cemeteries include Cimetiere des Sanguinaires located in the capital where graves of some famous people of the island can be found, as well as Cimetière Du Commonwealth in Biguglia where those who died during World War II rest in peace.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Corse
♥   Ancienne pro-cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Calvi, 49.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Santa-Maria-Assunta dite La Canonica, Lucciana, 0 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Santa-Maria-Assunta, Saint-Florent, 59.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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