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"Villages: Calacuccia" Top 5 Page for this destination Corsica Things to Do Tip by kokoryko

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At the end of winter, the villages are probably not at their best, in the touristy or picturesque way, and they may be more charming during warmer days (or in the middle of winter, under snow), but when you are there, it is worth to walk in the small streets, try to feel a bit of the atmosphere.
Calacuccia is the biggest village of High Niolu, there are at least three restaurants, but not working on weekdays in winter, but you can have some food at the café on the main place of the village (picture 1). My documentation does not point anything exceptional about the church (picture 2), so not a lot to do here, except watching people, like (may be?) an old revolutionary (picture 3) or the local youth playing table football (picture 4). A very quiet place, in fact, as this view of the main street suggests (picture 5); on this street is the tourist office of the Niolu, and you see there is a small supermarket where you can buy some food before going on the trails.
Calacuccia, counting 340 inhabitants, is the administrative centre of the Niolu Omessa canton (county); there may be more people and life in summer, but don’t look for a night club in the area!
On the lower side of the village is the lake, formed by the dam on the Golo River.

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  • Written Mar 25, 2011
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