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Excursion to Aleria

The main attractions of Aleria are historical. There are only three of them, but each truly counts: the Roman ruins, the Genoese fort, and the 16th-century church.
To be precise, there is also a Genoese tower in the vicinity. While the entire short list can be covered in over a couple of hours, the town's small size and its relative remoteness from other centers of civilization make it a great base camp both for a vacation on the beach and for exploring this part of Corsica: the absence of big tourist crowds is guaranteed, and the area is quite interesting.
One other thing Aleria is famous for is oysters, which are grown at a local aquafarm.
Deliciously prepared oysters and fish are served at Coquillages de Diane, Aleria's most popular restaurant.

Aleria

The tour can be continued in one of two ways:

  • Through the valley of Tavignano on to Corte (please see the description under the Tour to Corte, part 1).
  • Cervione is a town that attracts crowds of tourists, thanks to its rich history. Among other things, visitors can stop by the ethnographic museum to discover a plethora of local trivia. The route continues along a narrow coastal road through San-Nicolao and Moriani to the mountains. The natural landmark called the Bridge of Hell and the St. Nicolao Cascade are only two among the multitude of the incredibly beautiful landscapes that the island offers. It is here that visitors usually realize why Corsica is dubbed Ile de Bote – the isle of beauty.

  • The Galea Park is a private park stretching over 9 hectares (22+ acres) of land, with many wonders of Corsica and the Mediterranean collected inside for the visitors' benefit. The park consists of large pavilions with displays of the entire history of Corsica. Visitors can observe the life on the island as it looked like a century ago, with fascinating multimedia shows and traditional polyphonic music performances. The spacious park garden features all kinds of plants endemic to the island as well as to the entire Mediterranean, and many specimens of local fauna. A visual demonstration of the millions-year-old origin of the island and other interesting trivia add to the educational value of the park.

The total area of the pavilions equals 1,700 square meters (18,300 sq.ft.). All information in the presentations and exhibits is prepared or approved by the University of Corsica scientists. The materials are easy to understand and engaging both for adults and children, while the latter can also participate in the Workshop for Novice Craftspeople, where they will be able to try their hand in clay-working using clay mined in the park. Many visitors come back home with a real Corsican souvenir, hand-made by their own little artisans.

* - At the request of tourists, the program of the excursion may be amended.

Duration: whole day

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