- City, village and neighbourhood
Evisa, a mountain village so close to the sea, is famous for its natural pools, its Genoese bridge and the Spelunca gorges
Evisa is a Corsican mountain village, situated at an altitude of 850 m above Porto and on the edge of the Aïtone forest.
Surrounded by chestnut trees and laricio pines, it leads gently up to the Vergio pass (1478 m) and its statue of Christ the King by Noël Bonardi, marking the limit with the Niolu region.
Only 30 minutes from the beach of Porto, 40 minutes from the beaches of Sagone, Evisa allows you to alternate between the pleasure of the seaside and that of the mountains.
The sheepfolds of Puscaghia, heritage of the commune, have been rehabilitated into a refuge by the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, which now welcomes hikers for one night or more.
A little history:
The village dates back to the Middle Ages, when it was part of the Piève de Sevidentro, in a local grouping with Tasso, Marignana and Cristinacce. The village was then made up of two hamlets: the Collizzola, at the entrance to the Spelunca, and the other at Poggiolo (a small hillock), dominated by a tower (a torra) whose foundations can still be seen.
The village is the starting point for the chestnut grove interpretation trail, which highlights the importance of chestnut cultivation in the municipality and on the island as a whole.
Evisa is also known for its ancient mule track linking Ota to Evisa through the Gorges de la Spelunca. This hike is also marked by information panels on the fauna, flora and local history, as well as the famous Genoese bridge of Zaglia, classified as a historical monument and recently renovated.