Saturday, 17 April 2010

Sisco & Erbalunga

We needed to make an early-ish start as we had a long drive ahead of us, so we came down the Cap via Santa Severa and then turned inland at the Marine de Sisco up to the village where we had read about a huge American villa.

It took us a while to find and it was a shame we couldn't actually get inside (or scale the wall!) as I would have loved to have seen the interior. It was really huge and a little bloke from the village told us it is still owned by the same family that built it in 1883, but that these days they only visit from time to time in the summer.

Sisco village had a really homely feel to it and we all agreed that we would be happy living here as it felt miles from anywhere when in fact civilization is only a few kilometres away. Soon we were on our way again, onwards past Erbalunga.

As I wasn't driving, I had the benefit of being able to study the passing scenery, and I was particularly keen on the section from Erbalunga to Bastia where there were lots of big, impressive buildings lining the coastline that were obviously built by wealthy Corsicans in days gone by.

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