Enjoy a leisurely tour of what is considered the definitive Corsican village, a hillside town with peasant roots, rich traditions, and a tempestuous past.
Depart from the pier by coach and drive across the interior of Corsica, a sparsely vegetated but picturesque landscape, punctuated by huge granite boulders. One of the most famous rock outcroppings is the Lion de Roccapina, which looks like a reclining lion in silhouette. You'll also notice that most of the vegetation is Mediterranean macchia, a mix of thorny shrubs that is prevalent throughout southern Corsica.
As you approach Sartene, you will be struck by its beauty. It clings to a hillside, offering striking architecture and wonderful views, especially from the Place de la Liberation. Centuries ago, this plaza held a guillotine that was used frequently during times of political and social upheaval. Throughout its past, Sartene endured numerous invasions by pirates and the Genoese before finally falling to the French in 1768.
During your guided walking tour through Sartene's charming cobbled streets, you will visit the Church of St. Maria, which holds the sacred hood, chain and cross carried through town during the Good Friday Procession. Following your walking tour you will be treated to a light snack of local products and then have some free time to perhaps purchase a souvenir or two in one of the local shops.
Rejoining your coach, you'll make the drive back to Porto Vecchio where your tour concludes.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 45-minutes of moderate walking, plus any walking done at the guests' discretion during free time. There are cobblestone surfaces within the city and some steps to negotiate. The tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun caps; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.