Corsica 2011 – Porto (16th July)

The trip to Monte Stello was the only one we had planned in the northern part of the island. That’s why in the morning we packed all our stuff and left Camping A Stella

At first we went to the west to Saint Florent and then continued through the Désert des Agriates to the port of Calvi. After passing it through we turned to the left and drove along the western coast for a while, before once again turning left to Chapelle Notre Dame de la Serra.

Calvi (from Notre Dame de la Serra)

Calvi (from Notre Dame de la Serra)

It is a very nice chapel, with a white sculpture of Virgin Mary standing on the small rock just next to it. Furthermore, it is located on the hill that offers a beautiful view to the city of Calvi and on the coast around it.

After taking a few photos and having lunch, we got back in the car and continued in our way. We went to the south along the coast, crossed the river Fango near the town of Galéria and behind the bridge turned left in the direction Tuarelli. After a few kilometers we parked our car near (renovated) ancient Genovese bridge Ponte Vecchiu.

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Serra

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Serra

Not only the bridge itself is very nice, but also the river there is quite deep, which makes the place perfect for swimming. There were many people, but nevertheless I enjoyed swimming in a clean fresh water under the ancient bridge a lot.

After spending some time at Fango river we set out for the last part of our journey. We went to the south along D 81 road to Camping Municipal d’Ota-Porto. It’s one of the cheaper once, but I liked it a lot – there are a lot of trees so there’s a lot of shadow, Porto municipal beach (large black stone beach located just under local Pisan tower) is not too far away and Capu d’Orto mountain massif is just above the camp.

Genovese bridge over Fango river

Genovese bridge over Fango river

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