The land of the Lords
The Alta Rocca is a mountainous area bounded by the mountains of Bavella, Ospedale and tray Cuscionu culminating Alcudina is at 2134 meters altitude.
The diversity of landscapes that make up this region offers a flora and fauna of exceptional richness.
With 9000 years of history, this singular territory and rich in potential, is one of the oldest inhabited places in Corsica. Named "the land of lords" in the Middle Ages, the area currently consists of 16 most attractive villages all the ones than the others. Many natural resources, heritage (ovens, bridges, mills, fountains ...) and whose history has marked the diversity of styles (Romanesque churches, chapels, convents ...), have been preserved.
Of outdoor activities in Alta Rocca
The Alta Rocca is part of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica.
Protected territory, it harbors many wonders recognized globally including several remarkable sites their wild beauty.
These natural areas are the Alta Rocca privileged setting for long walks in the rich discoveries. Thus several marked and feasible paths are proposed to discover the territory. Including country trails, ancient mule tracks were preserved and reopened to tourist route. But also the Mare a Mare, practicable all year, which runs through the region.
The Alta Rocca also reserves you a range of outdoor activities guarantor of sensations and entertainment such as canyoning, climbing, mountain biking, water rides, climbing etc.
Culture and Heritage
In the village of Levie you can visit the Alta Rocca Museum which is very famous.
High place of resistance, the micro-region also hosts a museum of the Resistance in Zonza reflecting the history of the 1939-1945 war.
The Alta Rocca, who is the subject of archaeological investigations, has several prehistoric sites are the best known and Cucuruzza Capula. Located on the plateau you will Levie mystical discoveries that will transport you in time. More recently, the site of Cuciurpula Serra-di-Scopamena and Sorbollano, conceals exceptional discoveries.
The area also has a remarkable architectural heritage that you can discover through the "heritage trails" at Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano and Serra-di-Scopamena.
The different stages of the relief have always welcomed a pastoral that forged the culture, gastronomy and crafts that are still the richness of the Alta Rocca.
Throughout the year, you can discover its inns farms, Zonza and Quenza Levie and taste the very famous local specialties: olive oil, wine, honey, meats, cheese etc.
Between authenticity and quality, Alta Rocca has retained its traditional know-how. Cutlery Lotus in the village of Levie is a prime destination and upholstery A Bedulla. Not to make a detour at Stéphane Degilhene working woodcarving Levie. Finally you can taste the olive oil directly from the mill in Saint Lucia Tallano and Olmiccia.
And for more information, visit www.alta-rocca-tourisme.com.