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Bocognano

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Located in Corsica, the village of Bocognano is part of the micro Celavo of which he is the former capital. It lies midway between the very tourist towns of Ajaccio and Corte, and is renowned for its location at the foot of Monte d'Oro.

Member of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, the village of Bocognano has a unique nature, nice sunshine and a pleasant atmosphere. This climatic and summer resort has no shortage of visitors eager to spend a good time, when summer arrives.

The lively village of Bocognano has a large number of cultural and entertainment events in addition to architectural and natural heritage of great interest.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBocognano
Postcode20136
Tourism label
Latitude42.0808810 (N 42° 4’ 51”)
Longitude9.0574420 (E 9° 3’ 27”)
AltitudeFrom 338m to 2347m
Surface area71.12 km²
Population459 inhabitants
Density6 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAjaccio (42 km, 42 min)
Insee code2A040
IntercommunalityCC de la Haute Vallée de la Gravona
DepartmentSouthern Corsica
RegionCorsica

Nearest cities & towns

Tavera8.3 km (10 min)
Ucciani13.3 km (15 min)
Carbuccia16.5 km (19 min)
Vero17.9 km (21 min)
Vivario21 km (23 min)
Bastelica22 km (35 min)
Tavaco22 km (24 min)
Muracciole23 km (26 min)
Peri27 km (30 min)
Tolla33 km (52 min)
Cuttoli-Corticchiato34 km (50 min)
Ghisoni37 km (51 min)
Rospigliani37 km (46 min)
Noceta39 km (48 min)

Things to see and do

Corsican resort, Bocognano, has a rich and fascinating heritage that captivates visitors.

Old Romanesque chapel, the Saint Lucia church was built by the Genoese and restored during the nineteenth century. We can admire an off tower built before the church, and a beautiful painting of Saint Lucia from the late seventeenth century. The latter has also been classified as an historic monument as an object.

The Funtanone size is a monumental fountain installed in the town square and made of cut stone columns with a filling of stones. This one dates from the late nineteenth century.

The Regional Park of Corsica Natural, whose common Bocognano part, is the scene of many marked hiking trails and home to flora and fauna of the richest. On this territory, one can also enjoy circuses and glacial lakes of Monte Renoso, or the peaks and high slopes of Monte Renoso.

Bocognano houses several beech forests that assess large tracts of trees, ideal for long walks.

tourist sight, the cascade of Bridal Veil is situated 300 meters upstream from the bridge Salicio.

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Events and festivities

Cultural events are likely to Bocognano and the village offers a large number of festivities of all kinds.

The Festimonti, Mountain festival, held annually the last weekend in September or the first weekend of October. This event aims to promote and enhance the Gravona Valley.

Every first weekend of December, the fair of chestnuts, or Fiera di a Castagna, takes place Bocognano. This is the oldest and most famous agricultural fairs throughout Corsica. On the occasion, more than 150 exhibitors are moving and visitors can enjoy many culinary products made from chestnut and a beautiful craftsmanship.

Detailed information

Chestnut Fair
One of the oldest agricultural fairs in CorsicaDecember 2016

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Via Cordata Route to the Bride's Veil Waterfall – Leaving from Bocognano
40 € (0 m)
Discover Canyoning at Richiusa Canyon – Leaving from Bocognano
Sports sensations50 € Bocognano
Discover Canyoning at La Pruniccia Canyon – Leaving from Bocognano
60 € (0 m)
Tree-Climbing Adventure Park in Vizzavona Forest
Sports sensations25 € Vivario (5.8 km)
Aquatic Hike on the Vecchio stream – Leaving from Vivario
Nature and the great outdoors60 € Vivario (15.3 km)

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