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Village of Haute-Corse, Vezzani takes place on the eastern coast of the Island of Beauty. It is located on the edge of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, in the old pieve of Castello. The town is located at a hundred kilometers from Bastia, not far from Lugo-di-Nazza, Venaco, and Altiani.

Of Ligurian origin, the municipality of Vezzani developed strongly in the course of the sixteenth century, populating more than 2,000 inhabitants. A few centuries later, the village is illustrated in the fight against the Genoese and the independence of Corsica, becoming the scene of several battles.

Today popular tourist city, Vezzani seduces as much by its landscapes as by its charming architectural heritage which testifies to the rich history of the village over the centuries.

Geographical information

Latitude42.1755380 (N 42° 10’ 32”)
Longitude9.2467580 (E 9° 14’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 83m to 1532m
Surface area46.32 km²
Population297 inhabitants
Density6 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBastia (96 km, 1h38)
Insee code2B347
IntercommunalityCC de Fium'orbu Castellu
DepartmentUpper Corsica

Nearest cities & towns

Rospigliani4.1 km (8 min)
Pietroso5.3 km (10 min)
Noceta7.4 km (13 min)
Muracciole11.5 km (18 min)
Antisanti12.8 km (20 min)
Vivario13.9 km (22 min)
Casevecchie15.6 km (26 min)
Venaco17.6 km (31 min)
Santo-Pietro-di-Venaco20 km (37 min)
Lugo-di-Nazza23 km (40 min)
Riventosa23 km (39 min)
Aghione24 km (41 min)
Altiani25 km (38 min)

Things to see and do

Built in the second half of the nineteenth century, the fountain of Three Graces, cast iron, unveils masks and a sculpted group of Three Graces, Aglae, Thalie and Euphrosyne. Listed in the general inventory of cultural heritage, it was made after an original model of Germain Pilon located in the sixteenth century in the church of the Celestine Paris in tribute to Henry II.

Founded in the mid-seventeenth century, the Annunciation Church is a classic-style building with a carved side door of two imperial eagles. Its Notre-Dame-des-Grâces chapel, restored in the late 1990s presents a beautiful marble altar surmounted by a primitive Italian painting depicting the murder of Abel by Cain.

As you walk, do not miss to admire the weeping willow of St. Helena. More than 120 years old, it comes from a branch of the tree that watched over the tomb of Napoleon I on the island of St. Helena.

Housed in the former municipal washhouse, the wood museum presents a beautiful collection of objects used for woodwork from the early twentieth century to the present day.

But the natural heritage of Vezzani remains the main asset of the village. It is indeed possible to observe the local fauna and flora during hikes in the forest of Rospa, or on the peaks Cali, Chigliani, Scandola, Capizzali, Muracinto, or Finocchiaja.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

On the 25th of March, Annunciation Day, the village organizes the celebration of its patron saint.

The feast of St. Quilicus takes place on July 15 with a blessing and various festivities.

The patronal festival of the village is organized every August 15 with a procession, and a ball.

Every year in August, the village organizes the forest and forest festival for a whole day.


Tuesday 26 january
Min. 1°C - Max. 8°C
Wednesday 27 january
Min. 1°C - Max. 11°C
Thursday 28 january
Min. 3°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tree-Climbing Adventure Park in Vizzavona Forest - 1 hour from Ajaccio
Sports sensations25 € Vivario (13 km)
Via Cordata Route to the Bride's Veil Waterfall – Leaving from Bocognano, 50 minutes from Ajaccio
Sports sensations40 € (18.8 km)
Discover Canyoning at Richiusa Canyon – Leaving from Bocognano, 50 minutes from Ajaccio
Sports sensations50 € Bocognano (18.8 km)
Discover Canyoning at La Pruniccia Canyon – Leaving from Bocognano, 50 minutes from Ajaccio
Sports sensations60 € (18.8 km)
Boat tour of Scandola, Piana, Girolata
Nature and the great outdoorsFreeCasaglione (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hiking Pietrosella - ​​Sant'Amanza
HikeIntermediate1h50Pietrosella (50 km)
Hiking Ruppione - Sant'Amanza
HikeIntermediate2h35Pietrosella (54 km)
Saleccia Beach
HikeIntermediate4h00Casta (55 km)
Romanesque chapel Saint John the Baptist of Poggio di Tallà
HikeEasy1h30Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano (55 km)
The dish of the Mill or Way of Fica
HikeIntermediate1h30Pietrosella (56 km)


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