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Figari

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Figari is a coastal town of Corse-du-Sud, in the Corsica region, about fifteen kilometers north of the city center of Bonifacio.

The territory of the commune stretches from the mountain of Cagna to the sea, about 100 km², its highest point being at 1 366 m of altitude.

Formed of a borough, Tivarello, where the town hall and the church are located, and about fifteen hamlets, the locality is bordered on the south by a set of 800 hectares protected natural coastal facade, virgin of any built.

It was in the central plain that an international airport serving the south of the island was built in 1975, which contributed to the economic development of the town (about 1,400 inhabitants) without altering its environment and its rich agricultural diversity : Figari is renowned for its vineyards, herds of sheep and cattle (cheeses) and the harvest of cork.

Its historical and natural heritage and its beaches make it a step of quality and character.

Geographical information

MunicipalityFigari
Postcode20114
Latitude41.4873400 (N 41° 29’ 14”)
Longitude9.1301120 (E 9° 7’ 48”)
Surface area100.22 km²
Population1473 inhabitants
Density14 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAjaccio (111 km, 1h53)
Insee code2A114
IntercommunalityCC du Sud Corse
DepartmentSouthern Corsica
RegionCorsica

Nearest cities & towns

Pianottoli-Caldarello8.4 km (9 min)
Sotta9.4 km (9 min)
Monacia-d'Aullène13.2 km (17 min)
Bonifacio19.1 km (25 min)
Porto-Vecchio19.9 km (22 min)
Carbini30 km (35 min)
Lecci32 km (35 min)
Giuncheto35 km (39 min)
Sainte-Lucie-de-Porto-Vecchio35 km (39 min)
Levie39 km (48 min)
Sartène42 km (46 min)
San-Gavino-di-Carbini43 km (55 min)

Things to see and do

If there are no vestiges of the Roman period (although it is known that the wines of Figari were already appreciated there), some elements of historical patrimony mark the territory.

This is the case of the chapel of St. John the Baptist of Pruno which dates from the twelfth century when the region was under Pisa. The building has suffered greatly but its façade of Romanesque style testifies to its splendor of yesteryear.

The whole is classified as the small chapel of San Quilico di Montilati (12th century): a jewel of modest Romanesque architecture (7.5 m long!) That is renowned and dedicated to a child martyr Italian, San Quilico. Composed of a vaulted nave and a semicircular apse, the chapel is covered with slate.

Finally, the Genoese tower, built in the heart of the bay, for defensive purposes to watch the coastline. The edifice like the other similar towers of Corsica dates from the sixteenth century, when the island was under Genoa. Well preserved, the tower of Figari has kept its rank and its role of belvedere on the sea...

These patrimony elements will be able to mark a hike between sea and mountain which will also include the lake of the dam of Talza, established on the brook of Ventilegne (its surface is of 68 hectares). The routes can eventually follow the coast, the natural areas or climb to the mountains, including vineyards, for example. Documentation and information on +33 4 95 73 11 88.

For the pleasures of the beach, one will choose the part of the littoral around the tip of the Testa, between the small port nestled at the end of the bay and the ponds of Testa and Ventilègne. Covered with sand or pebbles, connected by a track that crosses the maquis (practicable by bike), these are family beaches or coves and creeks still wild. Most are popular with lovers of idleness... like surfers.

A sailing school is located in the town. You can also practice the board and the canoe. Information on +33 6 11 48 13 92.

On the other hand, karting is available for motorsport enthusiasts. Information on +33 4 95 71 06 48.

Places of interest

Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

Early August, patronal festival. Fun and convivial entertainment.

Around 10 August, on the occasion of the St. Lawrence River, two days of festival in Naseu (hamlet and stage of transhumance). The site dominates the sea at 600 m altitude. Traditional, musical and gourmet animations.

Weather

Monday 17 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 19°C
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Tuesday 18 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 20°C
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Wednesday 19 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Scuba diving in the nature reserve
Sports sensations1 € Bonifacio (11.2 km)
Windsurfing Taster Session in Porto-Vecchio – 2 hrs. 30 mins
Sports sensations70 € Porto-Vecchio (22 km)
Windsurf Hire in Porto-Vecchio
Sports sensations25 € Porto-Vecchio (22 km)
Catamaran Hire in Porto-Vecchio
Sports sensations40 € Porto-Vecchio (22 km)
Windsurfing Taster Session in Porto-Vecchio – 5 Hours
Sports sensations130 € Porto-Vecchio (22 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
I Canni
Village visitEasy45 minSotta (8.4 km)
Vallée d'Arce
HikeEasy1h00Sotta (8.4 km)
Valley Arca
HikeEasy1h00Sotta (8.5 km)
Romanesque chapel Saint John the Baptist of Poggio di Tallà
HikeEasy1h30Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano (24 km)
Hiking Pietrosella - ​​Sant'Amanza
HikeIntermediate1h50Pietrosella (45 km)

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