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Pigna

Villages | L'Île-Rousse - Balagne
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On the heights of the inner Balagne , here the region of medieval villages clinging to rocky outcrops as eagle nests. Pigna (260 m) , overlooking the valley of the Nervia , is part of one of them . It is in this village with houses blondes and blue shutters need to halt. Indeed, it is Pigna What started, in 1964, Corsicada , cooperative association has undertaken not only to revive the old crafts , but also innovate craft material. It has a community of artisans and musicians and it was completely restored in the old masons are reappropriated techniques: clay combined with the tuff Long before the " cultural tourism " and the " heritage preservation " falling into common parlance, Pigna began his revolution : " To survive , we had to go to the village to its former strength ," recalls Bibiane Consalvi , Mayor Common for 30 years. Two potters raise their bags there in the late 60s, then a sculptor and flûtier . The former rectory is converted into housing for artisans. Rooftops dusting their orange tiles , shutters abandon their tired brown for a heavenly blue. 40 years later, Pigna won his bet. The village is dominated by its church, built in the Italian style in the late eighteenth century and decorated with a beautiful campanile Pigna , in Corsica , means " wheel of wheat ," Remember the time when the Genoese Balagne was a rich agricultural region. The origin of the village dates back to 1725. The streets are narrow, lined with typical Corsican houses. In summer, more than 700 visitors every day lost in the cobbled streets ... (source: Office of Tourism Balagne )

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Number of user reviews:64.4
  • Pigna

    very nice and cozy small restaurant with a magnificent view.

  • Pigna

    village superbe à visiter absolument si vous êtes en balagne

  • Pigna

    très beau village avec des petites ruelles et des petits cafés avec des terrasses aux vues improbables ainsi qu'un super restaurant à l'entrée du village.

  • Pigna

    Petit village charmant

  • Pigna

    superbe village !!!! un très bon moment . A voir absolument.

  • Pigna

    Magnifique village à visiter

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