Opening: All year round
Opening hours: Every day from 9:00 to 12:00 and by appointment
Fees: Entrance: 2 € per person, free for children under 12
Guided tours upon request 3 € per person, from 10 people
L'écomusée du Cédrat presents the history of the "Corsican citrus" or citron (a limia or alimea in Corsican). This fruit represented Nonza's wealth until the nineteenth century, with some 400 tons which were exported to France.
The ecomuseum offers not only to rediscover the past of this fruit, but also its future! Indeed, if almonds, chestnuts or hazelnuts found their way to success, why not the citron? The municipality of Nonza therefore aims at reviving the cultivation of citron trees, whose harvest takes place from September to November.
The terraces around the village will be then turned into plantations.
Nonza, a medieval village which as been classified for several decades now, offers a rich and varied heritage revolving around its church, Santa Ghjulia (listed monument), which does not only have rich baroque furnishings, but also houses the relics of the saint whose martyrdom would have occurred in these places.
From the 13th century, the village became the stronghold of the feudal Avogari family of Gentile, that dominated the "pieve" until the sixteenth century, and nowadays visitors can discover the ruins of their old "Castellu".
The village of Nonza is at about a 35 minutes drive north-west of Bastia, on the coast of Cap Corse (via the D81 and D80).