Ponds of Corsica: 3 places to discover the pristine nature of this island
- Published: 7-12-2016
- Category: Things to Do
On the one hand, there is the beautiful sea of Corsica. On the other, the priceless ecosystems, real and precious naturalistic jewels. In other words, we are proposing a very peculiar itinerary to discover how pristine is the nature of the island of beauty: the three largest ponds of Corsica.
The starting point of this itinerary is Bastia, on the east coast of the island.
Pond of Biguglia
Also Known as pond of Chiorlino or stagnu of Chjurlinu (in Corsican language), the pond of Biguglia is the largest pond of the island. Its flora and fauna are very varied. In the pond, there are three islands: Ischia Nuova, Ischia Vecchia and San Damiano.
How to get there. From Bastia, take the T11 road towards south and follow the rods signs to Biguglia. The journey by car takes about thirty minutes.
Pond of Diana
Not far from Aleria, the pond of Diana has been known since Roman times for its famous oysters. Today, it is used for the breeding of mussels, oysters, sea breams and sea basses.
How to get there. From the pond of Biguglia, take T10 road towards south and follow the road signs to Aleria (where there is one of the most beautiful Corsican castles). The journey by car takes about one hour.
Pond of Urbino
The stagnu d’Urbinu (in Corsican language) is located between Aleria and Ghisonaccia. It is eight kilometers long and is used for mussel and oyster breeding. In the pond, there is the small island of Urbino.
How to get there. From the pond of Diana, take T10 road towards south and follow the road signs to the pond of Urbino. The journey by car takes about forty minutes.
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