Cité light, Lumio is a small charming Corsican town located in the department of Haute-Corse. Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean coast, Laetitia Casta, who was born near Calvi, in the Corsica of Granitia,
Already populated in the Neolithic, the territory of Lumio developed during the Middle Ages under the influence of Pisa. The village was born in the 15th century, just like Occi, a commune in the heights populated by people who had fled the Barbary invasions of the coast. Later in the hands of Genoese, Lumio became French in the second half of the eighteenth century.
Known for its agricultural and viticultural activities, the commune of Lumio is also today an important tourist place rich in monuments and dream landscapes. Its beaches and its proximity with Calvi attract more and more visitors over the years.
Several towers take place in Lumio and its surroundings, worthy vestiges of the Genoese occupation. These include the ruins of the Caldanu tower destroyed by the English army at the end of the 18th century, the spano tower by the sea, and the mid-16th century Lomellini tower dominating the houses.
A beautiful baroque building, the church of Sainte-Marie dates from the beginning of the XIXth century. With a separate bell-tower in 1880, it reveals a statue of the Madonna and Child of the eighteenth century and a statue of Saint Anthony hermit of the sixteenth century in polychrome wood, both classified as Historic Monuments.
Classified as Historic Monuments, the Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul chapel is a 12th-century pink granite building. Former property of the Benedictine monastery San Bartolomeo del Fossato, it presents a Romanesque style Corsican pisan. On its western façade, you can admire two lion heads framing the monolithic lintel of the door. Remodeled in the 17th and 18th centuries, the chapel is now surmounted by a bell tower.
The 15th century church of Annunziata and the church of St. Anthony, built at the end of the 16th century and later transformed into a brotherhood, will also be visited.
Various marked hiking trails allow you to discover the natural wonders that surround Lumio such as Algajo Bay or Spano Point. The beaches of fine sand are not lacking, and it is possible to enjoy the benefits of the Mediterranean on those of L'Arinella, Santa Restitude, Sant Ambrogio and Spano. There are also several archaeological sites to discover on the territory of the commune rich of elements located between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age.
Situated at about 400 meters above sea level above Lumio, the ancient medieval village of Occi was populated in the 15th century by the inhabitants of the coast fleeing the Barbary invasions. Deserted in the 18th century, the site reveals its romantic ruins and still offers a breathtaking view over Lumio and the bay.
The market is held every Saturday morning.
The stone fair is held every year for two days in July. Its aim is to highlight local and artisanal products. At the same time, the municipality offers Ghjurnata Paisana and its market of producers.
At the end of July, the A l'Abordage seaside festival offers entertainment for children, screenings and lectures.
The Corsican music festival Terra di Canti takes place at the end of July, unveiling its musical stands, concerts, workshops and demonstrations.
In early August, the Jazz'in Lumiu festival offers concerts in the city.