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Evisa, in the heart of the Aïtone forest

Evisa is a village perched at 830m on the heights of the Gulf of Porto.

This is the starting point for hiking on the chestnut trail, an old transhumance path. All along the route, you will find information panels about chestnuts and village life. At the end of the path, you will arrive at the natural swimming pools, in the granite, as well as the Scarpa waterfall in the heart of the Aïtone forest.

Many houses in the village are attached to the rock wall and offer panoramic views of the region.

Nestled in the heart of Corsica, hidden within the island’s mountain range, lies a hidden treasure: Evisa. This picturesque village, enveloped by unspoiled nature, offers a captivating glimpse of authentic Corsica, far from the touristy beaches usually associated with the island.

Evisa, a small community perched at an altitude of 850 meters, overlooks the Gulf of Porto. It is the ideal starting point for exploring the Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Spelunca Gorges, two natural wonders of Corsica. This is a place that makes the hearts of nature lovers and hikers beat faster.

During your visit to Evisa, you will be greeted by traditional Corsican architecture, with its granite houses and slate roofs. The village square, shaded by ancient chestnut trees, is a gathering place for locals and visitors. Here, time seems to have stood still, allowing Corsican traditions to thrive.

One of Evisa’s main attractions is its chestnut forest, one of the largest in Corsica. It is a source of life for the village, providing chestnuts that are a key ingredient in Corsican cuisine. Autumn is the perfect time to visit when chestnuts are harvested, and the leaves change color, creating a breathtakingly beautiful landscape.

Don’t forget to sample the local gastronomy during your visit. The products of the land are prepared with care and tradition. Taste the famous Corsican charcuterie, chestnut flour, and the exceptional honey of Evisa, produced by bees that forage in the surrounding maquis. As you stroll through the village, you may come across a “festa”, a village party where you can dance to the rhythm of Corsican polyphonic chants, a true cultural heritage of the island.

For hiking enthusiasts, Evisa is a paradise. With trails winding through mountains and gorges, you can spend hours exploring the wild beauty of Corsica. The Mare a Mare Nord trail passes through Evisa, offering stunning views of the mountains and sea. You can also venture into the Spelunca Gorges, where you can refresh yourself in the natural pools formed by the river.

Evisa is a hidden gem of Corsica, a village that has managed to preserve its authenticity and charm. It embodies the essence of Corsica, an island of exceptional natural beauty, rich in traditions, and proud of its heritage. Whether you are an experienced hiker, a gourmet in search of unique flavors, or simply a traveler seeking tranquility, Evisa will welcome you with its legendary Corsican hospitality. Come to Evisa and discover another side of Corsica, an island that never ceases to amaze you.