The Medieval Village Of Sartène

  • Port

    Propriano, Corsica, France

  • Activity level

    high

  • Activity type

    TBC

  • Wheelchair accessible

    NO

  • Price per adult

    from

    USDTBC per person

  • Minimum age

    12

  • Duration

    3.5 Hours

  • Meals included

    No

Sartène can be described as a medieval fortified town of narrow, cobble stoned streets and austere, grey granite houses perched magnificently in the mountains. This mysterious town has lived through a history of invaders dating back to pirates in the middle ages, and then becoming the seat of the ferocious Sgio (feudal lords). A bloody vendetta in the 19th century left its mark on Sartène.
A short drive will take you through the hinterland of Sartène, passing the famous Spina a Cavallu Bridge. This elegant rare Pisan stone arch, dates back to the 13th century and is beautifully situated with a backdrop of rippling vineyards and olive trees.
Your guide will show you around and tell you about the town’s bloody vendettas and famous Good Friday (Catenacciu) procession. Inside the Sainte Marie Church, you will see the heavy wooden cross and chain used for a procession.
This historical visit will be followed by one hour of free time to shop in Sartène, where you will find an abundance of shops and souvenir stands lining the small narrow streets.