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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Upper Corsica

Aregno - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Upper Corsica

Village Balagne, between Calvi and L'Ile-Rousse, Aregno takes place in Upper Corsica, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Old and traditional perched village, Aregno was already populated in ancient times, as evidenced by the remains of bronze plaques that belonged to the Vespasian armies found on the spot. Occupied by the Genoese until the middle of the 18th century, the village became French property. Former agricultural city formerly known for its almonds and oranges, Aregno has become today a Mecca of Corsican tourism, especially in the summer time.

Aregno has a unique natural setting with its beaches and countryside, but also an architectural heritage and cultural evidence of strong traditions and ancestral. Dynamic, the Corsican village also offers many events organized throughout the year.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude42.5811370 (N 42° 34’ 52”)
Longitude8.8948550 (E 8° 53’ 41”)
Surface area9.30 km²
Population617 inhabitants
Density66 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBastia (49 mi, 1h21)
Insee code2B020
IntercommunalityCC de Calvi Balagne
DepartmentUpper Corsica

Nearest cities & towns

Cateri1.7 mi (6 min)
Pigna1.9 mi (8 min)
Sant'Antonino2.2 mi (9 min)
Lavatoggio2.5 mi (8 min)
Avapessa2.6 mi (10 min)
Corbara3.5 mi (11 min)
Algajola4.2 mi (12 min)
Muro4.3 mi (13 min)
Santa-Reparata-di-Balagna5.6 mi (17 min)
Montemaggiore5.8 mi (17 min)
Lumio6.4 mi (17 min)
Feliceto6.6 mi (18 min)
L'Île-Rousse6.8 mi (20 min)

Things to see and do

Listed by the Historical Monuments, the church of Trinidad and San Giovanni takes place at 280 meters altitude. Pisan legacy of the eleventh century, it takes place in the heart of a cemetery and reveals a most surprising decoration with its human figures or animals on the exterior facades. In the Trinity Chapel, do not miss the frescoed wall paintings of the mid-15th century. In particular, we can discover the four Doctors of the Church, St. Augustine, St. Jerome, St. Gregory, and St. Ambrose, with a Bible, and St. Michael slaying the dragon.

Corsican Baroque style, the church of Saint-Antoine-Abbé unveils a high ocher bell tower with three floors of arcades. We can appreciate the pink facade with white bands, and inside, several pieces classified as Historical Monuments like the paintings The death of St. Francis Xavier, and The Virgin of the Rosary with St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena, or some joinery such as the pulpit and stained-glass stained-glass brotherhood stalls.

Do not miss the ruins of the San Quilicu Chapel, a 10th-century building built in the first village. Abandoned in the eighteenth century, it still allows to admire its foundations.

In the town, you can discover other religious monuments such as the chapel Saint-Michel or the chapel of the Annunziata.

Aregno-Beach unveils a 900-meter strip of sand on the Mediterranean Sea. It is very popular with locals and summer visitors, but it requires great vigilance for the youngest, because it is easy to lose.

Places of interest


Events and festivities


Aregno village
Aregno village
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beach Aregno
beach Aregno
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Aregno and mountain
Aregno and mountain
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Tuesday 7 july
Min. 21°C - Max. 29°C
Wednesday 8 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 28°C
Thursday 9 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 28°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sightseeing excursion by 4X4 or minivan
Nature and the great outdoors55 € to 75 € Calvi (7.1 mi)
Cruise in the Calanques de Piana and at Capo Rosso - Leaving from Porto/Ota
Entertainment25 € Ota (24 mi)
Discovering the marvels of the Gulf of Porto
Nature and the great outdoors27 € to 55 € Porto (24 mi)
Sea boat trip on the Pass’Partout
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 50 € Porto (24 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Saleccia Beach
HikeIntermediate4h00Casta (17.4 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals


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