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Romanesque chapel Saint John the Baptist of Poggio di Tallà

Hikes & walks in Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano

Romanesque chapel Saint John the Baptist of Poggio di Tallà - Hikes & walks in Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano
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Easy hike to the Romanesque Chapel of St. John the Baptist in Poggio di Tallà, taking a stretch of Mare a Mare road, back by the Rizzanese dam.

Description sheet

DepartmentSouthern Corsica
Departure municipalitySainte-Lucie-de-Tallano
Outing typeHike
DifficultyEasy
Duration1h30
Recommended periodfrom january to december
Kilometres2.5 mi
Altitude upon departure417m
Change in altitude177m

Access

From Saint Lucie de Tallano, take the road down to the church, along the bar-tabac. At the bottom of the coast, the eco-museum of olive oil, continue down the road. At the bottom, the road forms a T, you turn right. The path starts on your left towards Loreto-di-Tallano.

Itinerary

You take a small rocky path between the olive groves towards the Rizzanese valley. It is marked in orange (Mare a Mare) until the chapel. You will come across a little trickle of water. From the way, you will have a view upwards on the hamlet of Poggio and the village of Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano. Then you will discover the Romanesque chapel Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

You can go the same way or choose to continue the loop to discover the infrastructure of the dam on the Rizzanese. In this case, you go down the hill to the right of the chapel. At the bottom of this hill, you will find on the right the forced pipe that carries the water from the tunnel tunnel. On the left is a view of the hydroelectric power station and the low demodulation that brings the water back to the river.

For the loop you will follow the road that takes you back to the CD320 to return to your starting point.

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