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Calanches of Piana

On the west coast of Corsica, between Porto and Piana, a narrow and tortuous road hangs on the edge of magnificent walls of red granite which fall straight into the sea... the famous - Calanches of Piana. Ripped and engraved by the erosion, they give the impression of a fantastic sculpture also by its specific colour - ochre. According to the legend Satan tried to seduce a shepherdess of the region, but not reaching where she was hiding, he became terribly angry. He sculptured a fantastic city. We can see it today by crossing or by going through creeks: the shepherdess and her husband, the dog, the bishop, and many other creatures...

On the west coast of Corsica, between Porto and Piana, a narrow and tortuous road hangs on the edge of magnificent walls of red granite which fall straight into the sea… the famous – Calanches of Piana. Ripped and engraved by the erosion, they give the impression of a fantastic sculpture also by its specific colour – ochre. According to the legend Satan tried to seduce a shepherdess of the region, but not reaching where she was hiding, he became terribly angry. He sculptured a fantastic city. We can see it today by crossing or by going through creeks: the shepherdess and her husband, the dog, the bishop, and many other creatures…

To appreciate the beauty of this landscape, it’s better to discover it by walking along various roads which cross it. To abandon your vehicle in the creeks will not be easy, during some certain periods of the day. In the middle of the creeks, on the edge of the road there is a nice chalet with outside terrace “the Blue Rocks” which is the point of departure for numerous hikes.

http://www.calanche.com
http://www.corsica.net/corsica/fr/regajac/piana/index.htm

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