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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Upper Corsica

The municipality of Santa-Maria-di-Lota covers the north shore of Miomu, stream flowing cervical Saint-Jean. It includes several former villages:

Mandriale, the highest of the town, which houses a Genoese bridge saddle dated 17th century and the Church of the Assumption of the 16th century.

Figarella, which has the highest concentration of "American houses" of the 19th century, one of the few castles Corsican.

Partin, which houses the chapel of the Annunciation and his triptych of the Annunciation of the 16th century. It is now a highly residential neighborhood in the hills above Miomo and navy.

Miomo, pretty resort raced in the vicinity of Bastia, is the most populated. She has extensive 16th-century Genoese tower.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude42.7493229 (N 42° 44’ 58”)
Longitude9.4233980 (E 9° 25’ 24”)
Surface area13.23 km²
Population2078 inhabitants
Density157 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBastia (11.3 km, 19 min)
Insee code2B309
IntercommunalityCA de Bastia
DepartmentUpper Corsica

Nearest cities & towns

San-Martino-di-Lota7.4 km (13 min)
Pietranera7.8 km (15 min)
Brando10.1 km (19 min)
Ville-di-Pietrabugno10.2 km (20 min)
Bastia11 km (21 min)
Sisco19.4 km (32 min)
Furiani20 km (36 min)
Biguglia23 km (38 min)
Pietracorbara24 km (37 min)
Barbaggio24 km (41 min)
Patrimonio28 km (45 min)
Poggio-d'Oletta29 km (47 min)
Oletta30 km (50 min)

Things to see and do

The scenic coastal road which crosses the D80 Marine Miomo.

The RD31 rising in the valley of Miomu towards the hamlets of Piedmont and San-Martino-di-Lota.

San Ghjacintu: site of the small Franciscan convent Saint-Hyacinthe, which includes the Romanesque chapel of St. John the Baptist and now houses a community of Polish nuns.

The range of Miomo, one of the most popular in the vicinity of Bastia.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The festival takes place August 15 (St. Mary). In addition, many ceremonies are in Holy Week. Holy Thursday is dedicated to making fùgacce (cakes) and the next day, Good Friday, a procession goes around the Pieve di Lota with religious objects made in palms. A firework is fired Miomo.


Friday 22 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 15°C - Max. 22°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 16°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Football coaching or holiday
Sports sensations50 € to 500 € Bastia (5.9 km)
Potholing: Discover the Cave of Carpinettu – Leaving from Lano
Nature and the great outdoors40 € Lano (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Saleccia Beach
HikeIntermediate4h00Casta (19.3 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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