Marvel at the inlets of Piana

stunning scenery
Marvel at the inlets of Piana

On the waterfront road leaving Ajaccio for Calvi, you will discover a wonder of Corsican nature, the 'calanques' of Piana.

The ochre colour of the Piana inlets is fascinating. Of volcanic origin, this small mountain range borders the coastline for several kilometres. According to Corsican legend, this natural site, listed as UNESCO World Heritage, was created by Satan himself. The fallen angel was said to have fallen in love with a Corsican shepherdess named Piana and could not bear her refusal. He took vengeance by destroying the land on which Piana lived, the red tone of the earth as sole remnant of his anger. It is at sunset that the pink rocks take on a fascinating aspect that is totally unforgettable, and that Guy de Maupassant described in his travel diary, The Monastery of Corbara, as 'arguably, I think, one of the wonders of the world'.

At their heart, the small authentic port of Porto is a perfect starting point for visiting the calanques. The Gulf of Porto will also convince you of the beauty of this unique place. Going to Piana is the best way to discover Corsican nature, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

Piana inlets
20115 Piana