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Abandoned Village of Occi

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Abandoned Village of Occi

Abandoned Village of Occi Recommended by a local: Raymond from Bastia From Ile-Rousse, take the road to Calvi. The starting point of the walk is situated in the village of Lumio, in the car park near the Restaurant "Chez Charles". To the right of this one, a sign indicates the beginning of the ascent to the village of Occi. The trail oriented West-East is steep and it is necessary to walk slowly while looking at the landscape. After half an hour, you will discover Occi walking through its alleys between the high walls of the houses in ruin. Only the church was restored in 2002 thanks to contributors such as Laetizia Casta (the key can be requested from the Bar "A Mossa" in the centre of the village of Lumio) To see: A beautiful wheat Threshing Air, paved and in very good condition, overhangs the village. From this place the view is magnificent where you will look at the village of Occi, the Bay of Calvi and the peninsula of Sant'Ambroggiu. HISTORY In the 15th century, the Saracen attacks spread terror throughout the coast. To escape these invaders, the inhabitants of the place called "Spanu" take refuge on the heights and found the village of Occi. In the 16th century their number was 150 and around 1850 they were no more than 60. Finally they agreed to be attached to Lumio (Lumiu in Corsican) despite some resistance. The last inhabitant (Felix Giudicelli) died there in 1927. Recommended loop to reach Lumio: From the village of Occi, climb the North-South trail and then start the descent, lined with stone walls, a popular walk. The Notre Dame de la Stella chapel is a beautiful place to have a rest and a picnic. In the afternoon, go back down to Lumio. Kids Friendly Level: very easy Difference in altitude: 200m (approx) Duration: 2h (approx) without breaks. Markings: cairns

Abandoned Village of Occi
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