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The Mortella tower

Hiking & walking | Nebbiu - Conca d'Oro
The Mortella tower

Family walk: Mortella Tower Recommended by a local: Raymond from Bastia To get there: take the D81, across St Florent and take the direction to the Agriates. Just after the Iron Bridge, head towards the beach of La Roya and go right at the end of the beach. From there and after 2.5kms, park on the Car park of Anse de Fornali, starting point of the walk. Easy hike on a well marked trail (small signposts) Duration: 3h30 return. Distance: 8kms return(approx). Difference in altitude: 150metres (approx).        After an hour's walk, continue towards the beach of "Buggiu" which is the most beautiful along this route and then 20mn later at the mouth of the "Santu" you have to cross it barefoot. Continue another 40 minutes to reach the Tower of the Mortella (which means blueberry in Corsican language). In the surroundings, you can observe interesting bread ovens. You can access the Semaphore just above the Tower to enjoy a beautiful view. From the tower it is possible to go further to the beaches of Lodu (return by boat possible in summer) and the beach of Saleccia (if you to Saleccia add 2 more hours of hours of walk just for one way). History of the Tower Built in 1564 by the Genovese, it was bombed in 1794 by the English fleet of Admiral Nelson. His solidity impressed him and he adopted exactly this model for the construction of the powerful "Martello Towers" along the coasts of Great Britain. The Tower was consolidated as it was by the Conservatoire du Littoral in 1990, so visitors can see the thickness of its walls.

The Mortella tower
France Hiking & walking

Bastia and the Cap Corse
Neighborhood: Nebbiu - Conca d'Oro
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