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.
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.