Forciolo is located at 390 metres above sea level and is part of the ancient parish of Ornano. This village is surrounded by medium-sized mountains and is a good starting point for many excursions: from Forciolo you can take the hiking trail called Panicale, which will take you to a recently restored 12th-century chapel, and two hiking trails which are part of the excursion circuit de village à village and which will take you to the village of Zigliara (about 1 hour and 15 minutes) and to the village of Azilone-Ampaza (about 1 hour and 30 minutes).
The main watercourses are the Taravo – which flows directly into the Mediterranean Sea to the west of the island – and its tributaries such as Caldarinca, Fiumicellu, Monacore and Verga. This village is part of the regional natural park of Corsica.
This village was founded around the 15th-century and here you can find some of the oldest houses in Corsica: if you look at the engravings on the facades of the houses near the old presbytery, you will discover that one house dates back to 15 July 1428, another one to 7 December 1480 and a third one to 25 October 1575.
It is said that Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) planted a pear tree in Forciolo.
Art lovers can visit U Palazzu (18th century), which is a fortified house which belonged to the Bozzi family.
You should also visit the church of St Pietro (15th century), which has been modified several times and which is now flanked by two side chapels built in two different periods. This church was clearly built in different periods, as proved by the fact that we can find different types of stone and by the fact that the roof was raised. This church replaced the ancient church of St Pietro (13th century), whose apse is still in excellent condition.
Forciolo is located at 42 km from Ajaccio, at 59 km from Sartène and at 82 km from Cargèse. This village is crossed by the D26 road.