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Between the sea and the mountains, Casaglione is rooted in the history of the territory since prehistoric times

Casaglione stretches from its village perched on the side of the mountain, less touristy, to the sea, its small creeks and its seaside resort of Tiuccia . Its landscape between the sea and the mountains and the typical Corsican villages make Casaglione a very pleasant and picturesque place to spend your holidays.

In the heart of the Cinarca valley, overlooking the Liamone and Liscia valleys, Casaglione has been occupied since prehistoric times. An ideal place for the establishment of a stronghold, several objects dating from the Neolithic period have been found in the municipality, such as fragments of weapons and tools, relatively elaborate pottery, some of which are engraved with symbols or decorated with mica, and a dolmen at Tremaca.
On the presumed site of the ancient Neolithic oppidum, a large number of small cavities dug into the rock are today the only traces of a Neolithic village that stored part of its crops there.
Another site of archaeological interest is the rock shelter discovered at Monte Lazzu. It was used as a tomb and contained metalwork dating from the first Iron Age (early 1st century BC).

Today a seaside resort, Tiuccia was an observation and defence post in Roman times. Its Capraja castle is one of the last residences of the Cinarchesi, of which only ruins remain on the heights of Tiuccia.

The village has managed to preserve its small heritage, which bears witness to the habits of a bygone era: you can refresh yourself at the fountain, which dates back to 1886 and was restored in 2014, or discover the washhouse at the exit of the village.
Wine lovers can stop to visit and taste the wines of the Clos d'Alzeto cellar or the Domaine de Tremica, located between Casaglione and Sari d'Orcino.

A little history:
The origin of the village's name comes from a shepherd called Leon (Leone) who welcomed workers into his home. The name of the village is therefore the combination of Casa (house) and Leone, which gave Casaglione.
In the Middle Ages, Count Ugo Colonna found an area with a beautiful mound and decided to build a castle for his young son "Cinarco" (hence the name Cinarca which was given to the valley and its lords "the Cinarchesi").

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  • Airport/airfield
    Ajaccio at 33 km
  • Maritime station
    Ajaccio at 33 km

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