5 good reasons to go to Figari
To see / do
Culture and history
Figari, traditional Corsica
Figari is a tranquil Mediterranean village which delights visitors with its picturesque charm. The houses in its narrow streets are an example of typical Corsican architecture. Its stone and tile church is really worth a visit. Built towards the end of the 18th century, it boasts a post-Baroque style. Inside, its chequered floor comes as a contrast with the simple decor.
Cucuruzzu and Capula
Cucuruzzu is just a 1 hour drive away from Figari. The fortified casteddu dates back to the Bronze Age. Classified as a historical monument, it is surrounded by a solid wall and boasts an imposing tower - the torra. Just a little further away lies Capula. This castle was occupied until the Middle Ages.
Sartène - filled with Corsican history
Not to be missed: A getaway to Sartène! “The most Corsican of Corsican towns” was founded by the Genoese in the 16th century, on the side of the Pitraghju rock. The old town, its port and the Governor’s palace all bear testimony to an eventful past. A prehistoric museum displays invaluable collections showing the traces of the first Corsicans to live there.
Discover some regional produce
Travelling to Corsica is so much more than just roaming through its beautiful landscapes. Head to the farms and wine cellars near Figari. Local producers are happy to welcome visitors and explain how their cured meats, cheeses and wines are made. Some offer tastings and meals.
Big-city hustle and bustle
Figari is the perfect village for enjoying a relaxing, quiet holiday. For a more festive night out, head to Porto-Vecchio or Bonifacio. Restaurants and bars have outdoor terraces set up along the harbours and in trendy areas of town. A memorable moment on the horizon.
Figatellu, Corsican cured sausage
Corsicans produce absolutely divine cured meats. One of them is named figatellu and is enjoyed either alone or cooked in a dish. This dried pork meat and liver sausage is seasoned with garlic, spices and red wine. It can be eaten raw or cooked.
Canistrellu, the island’s famous biscuit
Corsicans love indulging in sweet treats. Canistrellu is one of them. This biscuit is flavoured with white wine, and comes in lots of varieties. Dried fruit, honey, citrus fruit - round or triangular. Canistrelli can be found in all flavours and all shapes.
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