Olmeto

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TownOlmeto
Insee code2A189
Postcode20113
Latitude41.7168149
Longitude8.9176160
AltitudeFrom 0 to 1055 meters
Surface43.82 km²
Population1258 inhabitants
Density28 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townAjaccio (at 60 km, 57 min)Casalabriva at 5.4 km (9 min)
DepartmentSouthern CorsicaSollacaro at 6.4 km (11 min)
RegionCorsicaSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Olmeto is a peaceful and picturesque old town, perched on a mountainside, overlooking the magnificent Gulf of Valinco. This vast county (4380 acres) sprawls on the slopes of the Punta di Buturettu and descends to the plain Baracci south-east, with the sea to the south and the plain Taravo west. Its heavily forested hills and gentle slopes are covered with oak and olive trees which were once the richness of this region.

Besides its location, which is also the beauty of this village, its houses are in high stone walls and old red-tiled roofs, vaulted passageways and narrow streets paved with rough stone, protected by towers and battlements loopholes. In the discovery of this village can be traced in time by visiting some places full of history, such as the last vestiges of the Capuchin convent were built in Corsica in 1711. Or the Church of St. Mary parish church in the Romanesque style of the 9th century, where you can admire the magnificent organ built in 1850. Or finally, the house where lived and died Colomba Bartoli Carabelli-famous heroine of the novel by Prosper Merimee.

This town now lives mainly from tourism, because it also has an important role seaside. She runs into effect its 20 km of beaches along the Gulf of Valinco water clear and deep blue. At a place called Olmeto-Beach, where many residences, you can enjoy sandy beaches and small sandy coves lined with boulders.


SIGHTSEEING

The church of St. Mary.

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

The prehistoric site of Cuntorba.

The St. Anthony Convent.

Many hiking and horseback riding.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Olmeto
Leisure centresBeach of Abbartello,   Beach of Campitellu,   Beach of La Calanca,   Beach of Scodi-Neri,   Beach of Tenutella,   Beach of the Crique
Natural sitesHeadland of Buturetto,   Headland of Scodi Neri

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Summer events: craft fair Baracci concert.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Filitosa prehistoric site.

Campomoro and its Genoese watchtower.

Ajaccio, Imperial City, the birthplace of Napoleon and Tino Rossi.

PHOTOS

View of the beach of CoveView of the beach of Cove
 
Scodi Neri beach in a stormScodi Neri beach in a storm

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WEATHER

Sunday 21 December
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Min. 3°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 22 December
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Min. 0°C - Max. 14°C
Tuesday 23 December
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Min. -1°C - Max. 13°C

RESTAURANTS

 
Corsican restaurantSanta Maria   NEW
Olmeto
Corsican proverb says : U techju a crede u famitu. In VF: The person does not believe satiated the hungry. On leaving the restaurant Corsican Santa Maria, you do not believe the hungry....
Located in Olmeto25 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsCantu di u grillu  
Belvédère-Campomoro
900 m from a beautiful beach in a beautiful natural surroundings, ask your bags and let yourself be. To help you discover the local island, we are ambassadors for our micro-region lazing...
Located 9 km from OlmetoFrom 100 € to 150 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsDomaine de croccano    
6
Sartène
We'll be very happy to welcome you to our house, near Sartene (3,5 km). Our old Corsican granite house overlooks the sea and is situated on the side of the mountain on terraces of olive...
Located 10.8 km from OlmetoFrom 80 € to 105 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsU palazzu    
8.3
Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano
Mansion dating from the 19th century, located in the village of St. Lucia Tallano. This house of 900m² surrounded by a garden of 1200m² offers 4 guest rooms ouvertent mid-March to mid-October....
Located 12.3 km from OlmetoFrom 55 € to 75 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Villa for 5 personsResidence Arco Plage  
9
Olmeto
In a 4* resort rental of very comfortable and well equipped villas in Corsica, Propriano Valinco Gulf, 200 meters from the beaches. The residence features a large infinity pool nestled...
Located in OlmetoFrom 610 € to 1610 € per week 
House for 4 personsGîtes ruraux Aria Falcona  
8.4
Santa-Maria-Figaniella
4 terraced houses not overlooked with a summer kitchen and rest area in common, wonderful views of the mountains, the park and the sea cottages are tastefully decorated and the walls...
Located 7.4 km from OlmetoFrom 280 € to 500 € per week 
House for 8 personsKallisté   NEW
Olmiccia
Top stone house of 150 sqm well equipped by nature consists of: * living room : - 1 balcony lounge access. - Large living room of 48 m², internet fax, flat screen tv satellite terminal,...
Located 10.9 km from OlmetoFrom 750 € to 950 € per week 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Abbartello - Hotel in OlmetoHôtel Abbartello     
8.8
Olmeto
Set in the south west of Corsica, this seafront hotel provides direct access to Olmeto beach. Guests can have breakfast on their private balconies or on the bar’s panoramic terrace....
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Hôtel Marinca & Spa - Hotel in OlmetoHôtel Marinca & Spa     
8.4
Olmeto
Hôtel Marinca & Spa is located in southern Corsica 5 minutes from Propriano. It is near local beaches, offers 5-star accommodation and services and overlooks the Valinco Gulf of the...
Located in Olmeto
Hotel Le Ruesco - Hotel in OlmetoHotel Le Ruesco     
8.3
Olmeto
Le Ruesco is situated on the northern side of the Valinco Gulf. It is located in a wooded and floral park, just 50 metres from the beach. The hotel’s outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace...
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Residence de Tourisme Ajaccio Amirauté
Located in the Corsican town of Ajaccio, 200 metres from the beach, Residence de Tourisme Ajaccio Amirauté offers fully equipped living spaces, an infinity...
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