Corsica. Part I


A long overdue honeymoon trip to Corsica. I loved the island, enjoyed the nature and the food and decided to share some of that with you.

We stayed in a great B&B Maison Borghetti run by very nice and friendly hosts Brian and Patrick. Patrick's food is awesome, and that is coming from me, who is notoriously picky about her food :)

We spent our first day walking to some deserted villages (Fiuminale Soprano and Fiuminale Sottano) in the mountains the whole trip (Google maps do not have all the paths in them, so the links are accurate only somewhat -- the first part of the trip is marked on the map as it was taken but the second part is missing a long chunk that went down the mountain and along the river and then the last bit to Talasani was over a path and not the road, but at least you can get some idea of where we went waling) took us about 6.5 hours including a picnic on a mountain and a break to rest our tired feet in a mountain river. We met a few over-friendly donkeys and crowds of semi-wild pigs.

The reason for the villages to be abandoned is that they have no road access, the only way to get there is following the same mountain paths we took by foot or on the back of a donkey/mule. There is a house in each village, that has been fixed up and even a small chapel in one of them. It turns out that the really bulky or heavy stuff was delivered to the villages by a helicopter.

At the bottom of this path there is a bridge called Pont de l'Enfer, the translation would be The Infernal bridge I guess. There seems to be some sort of an urban legend (as our hosts tried to verify this story by talking to the old-timers who live around the area and none of them have heard about this at all) that a young boy drowned there after getting his hand trapped under a rock while fishing.
It is a nice bridge and the river is quite shallow there. In the summer they have a small riverside restaurant just a few meters above the bridge.

More story to follow.
P.S. Sorry for the quality of the pictures, they were taken by my mobile phone.

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