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Olmeto - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Southern Corsica

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.

Geographical information

Latitude41.7168149 (N 41° 43’ 1”)
Longitude8.9176160 (E 8° 55’ 3”)
Surface area43.82 km²
Population1253 inhabitants
Density28 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAjaccio (60 km, 57 min)
Insee code2A189
IntercommunalityCC du Sartenais Valinco
DepartmentSouthern Corsica

Nearest cities & towns

Casalabriva5.4 km (9 min)
Sollacaro6.4 km (11 min)
Propriano9.7 km (16 min)
Viggianello14 km (20 min)
Petreto-Bicchisano14.5 km (16 min)
Arbellara15.6 km (25 min)
Fozzano18.5 km (30 min)
Serra-di-Ferro18.7 km (28 min)
Santa-Maria-Figaniella20 km (32 min)
Moca-Croce20 km (25 min)
Pila-Canale21 km (31 min)
Sartène22 km (29 min)

Things to see and do

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.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Summer events: craft fair Baracci concert.


View of the beach of Cove
View of the beach of Cove
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Scodi Neri beach in a storm
Scodi Neri beach in a storm
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Filitosa prehistoric site.

Campomoro and its Genoese watchtower.

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

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Treasure hunting hiking in Corsica
Nature and the great outdoors30 € to 700 € Quenza (19.2 km)
Cruise and hikes on the Corsican coast
Nature and the great outdoors3200 € Ajaccio (28 km)
Hiking in the Piana Creeks - Leaving from Ajaccio
Nature and the great outdoors55 € Ajaccio (30 km)
Hike around the Capo di Muro Tower - Leaving from Ajaccio
Nature and the great outdoors55 € Ajaccio (30 km)
Hiking in Monte Aragnascu - Leaving from Ajaccio
Nature and the great outdoors55 € Ajaccio (30 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals