"Short visit to Aleria." Corte Things to Do Tip by pfsmalo

Corte Things to Do: 5 reviews and 20 photos

  Fort de Matra.
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  • Fort de Matra. - Corte
      Fort de Matra.
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  • St Marcel church. - Corte
      St Marcel church.
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  • Sculpture on the church wall. - Corte
      Sculpture on the church wall.
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  • Front of the fort and entrance to the museum. - Corte
      Front of the fort and entrance to the museum.
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  • Watchtower on the corner of the battlements. - Corte
      Watchtower on the corner of the battlements.
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We made a quick decision to go to Aleria when rain made us put off a hike we had planned for that day. Unfortunately we got there at 12h05 meaning that the museum was shut including the archaeological digs along with it. Phoecians and Etruscans both lived in the area plus the old Roman town and would have been good to have seen the objects and vestiges from that time, but being pressed for time we had to leave after a few pics in the village of the Fort de Matra and the 9th c church of St Marcel, first church to be built in Corsica. Of course it has been rebuilt a few times using the stones from the old Roman town. The fort houses the Archaeological museum of Aleria.

The museum is open every day from 8.00 to 12.00:14.00 to 17.00 or 19.00 depending on the time of year. It is closed on the usual bank holidays and every Sunday between 1st October and 31st March. Cost of the visit is 2 euros p.p. with certain reductions for children etc.

Address: Fort de Matra, 20270 Aleria.
Directions: Just to the right of the N198 (Basta - Bonifacio), 1 km south of the N200 that comes from Corte.
Phone: 07 95 57 00 92

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2011
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