Saint-Florent is the ideal starting point to discover the region of the Nebbio:
Patrimonio was the first winegrowing area in Corsica that became entitled to the designation “AOC” (Controlled Designation of Origin). Numerous wine cellars invite you to visit and taste their wines.
The church Saint Michel in Murato is a remarkable example of Pisan art.
The desert of the Agriate
A surface of 16,000 hectares without human habitation, except for the ruins of some shepherd’s huts, a dense maquis-vegetation with savoury scents of herbs and flowers, an arid landscape bordered by heavenly beaches with turquoise blue waters.
A village in the mountains where you should visit the Convent of Saint François and the church with its triptych painted on wood. Enjoy the great views of the Conca d’Oro, our canton, and the Gulf of Saint-Florent.
Saint-Florent will also be your starting point to tour the Cape Corse, the northern peninsular, with its two “faces”:
Erbalunga with its 16th century castle was the first marina that was inhabited all year round.
Start your hiking tour on the “Customs Officers’ Path” that takes you all around the Cape Corse. Benefitting from the shortest distance to the Italian coast, the bay of Macinaggio has been used as a port since Roman antiquity.
Barcaggio is a tiny fishing port with sandy beaches and a dune reaching 20 metres of height.
Matteï’s Mill (Moulin de Matteï)
Being the trademark of the aperitif from the Cape, the mill is located in a height of 365m on the col de Serra, the Serra pass, offering a magnificent panorama of both sides of the Cape.
Today, the navy arsenals with their typical roofs of green serpentine, some of which date back to the 18th century, have been transformed into bars and restaurants.
Try a fresh bath in the river in the countryside before you descent to the pebble beach of Albo.
And last but not least … Nonza
THE photo stop with its Paoline tower, a stronghold built out of schist on a spur of rock 167m above the sea level. Admire also the cantonal church Sainte Julie, built in the 16th century in baroque style.