Arro is located at 448 metres above sea level and is part of the ancient parish of Cinarca. It is a village surrounded by medium-sized mountains and it is an excellent starting point for many hikes in the shade of olive trees and chestnut ones. Arro enjoys a Mediterranean climate that is quite dry in summer, but rainy in autumn and spring: that is why the vegetation of Arro is very green.
This village is quite close to the regional natural park of Corsica.
This village has a very ancient history and an important agro-pastoral tradition: today you can run into several bread ovens and mills. The history of Arro – like the history of many other villages belonging to the region of Cinarca – was marked by the war of Cinarchesi (15th century), during which the families of Bozzi, Istria, Leca, della Rocca and Ornano fought for the control of the region.
At the end of the same century Arro, which took part in the fight against the Genoese alongside Jean-Paul Leca, was burnt down by the Republic of Genoa.
The inhabitants of this village live in spectacular pink granite houses built on the side of a hill which offers a breathtaking view of the valley of Limone.
Art lovers can visit the parish church of St Nicola (18th century), which contains several objects of great artistic and historical interest, such as a commemorative painting and the sacristy.
Arro is located at 33 km from Cargèse, at 38 km from Ajaccio and at 90 km from Corte. This village is crossed by the D125 road.