Top things to do

Top Choice Mountain in L’Alta Rocca

Aiguilles de Bavella

The high pass by which the D268 crosses the mountains, the Col de Bavella (Bavella Pass; 1218m), is overlooked by the magnificent silhouettes of the serrated Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). Soaring to over 1…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Levie

Cucuruzzu & Capula

A side turning north from the D268, 3km west of Levie, arrives after 4km at a beautiful forest, where an easy 2.5km loop trail leads past two remarkable castelli (Bronze Age hillforts). The first, Cucuruzzu, is a ro…
Cafe in Zonza


The brainchild of an Anglo-Corsican couple, this gorgeous, central cafe-cum-gourmet deli offers charcuterie and cheese platters, espresso, sandwiches, soups and a suggestion of the day, served in the pretty dining r…
Arts & Crafts in Levie

Atelier du Lotus

This workshop-cum-shop, in the village centre, sells gorgeous hand-forged traditional knives, costing from €100.
Museum in Levie

Musée de l’Alta Rocca

This low-slung modern museum, below the D59, is primarily devoted to Corsican archaeology, with especially good displays on its megalithic sites. Its prize exhibit is the oldest skeleton found on the island, the so-…
Corsican in L’Alta Rocca

Auberge du Col de Bavella

Rustic roadside inn, near the summit, where you can feast on roasted baby goat, wild boar stew and other hearty Corsican favourites. The central fireplace is welcome on cooler spring and autumn days. For overnight g…
Pizza in Zonza

A Stadda

With its twin oak-fired ovens always blazing, this roadside joint near Zonza's southern limits specialises in pizzas, grilled meat and Corsican classics like white-bean stew, lasagne with fresh ricotta-like Brocciu …
Village in Levie

Ste-Lucie de Tallano

Interesting monuments in Ste-Lucie de Tallano, 9km west of Levie, include the well-proportioned Église Ste-Lucie and the imposing, Renaissance-style Couvent St-François, commanding wonderful views at the southern ed…