The pond of Tanchiccia is situated on the commune of Serra-di -Ferro and it is easily accessible by car because it is adjacent to the D 757 road towards Porto-Pollo. You will find a car park which is adjacent to the entrance of the pond.
The name of Tanchiccia derives from the Corsican word u tancu, which means “common hawthorn” or “huge thorn”: the vegetation which surrounds the pond consists of many thorny plants.
Entrance is free and you could take a path which help you walk along the pond (28 hectares). You will find a panoramic tower and several observatories.
This pond is home to numerous animal and plant species. Some four hundred species of plants (about 8% of the plant species that can be found in France) have been observed in this zone, which is also home to one hundred and forty-eight species of birds, such as common house martins, western marsh harriers and the nine species of herons that can be found in Europe. You will also see a lot of little animals such as tortoises, lizards, butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers...
If you feel like walking then you should visit this pond. Near the pond you will also find some remains dating back to the Bronze Age. Please remember that swimming is strictly prohibited to protect the fauna and flora.
- from 1st January to 31 March, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., everyday;
- from 1st April to 31 May, from 12 midday to 7 p.m., excluding Mondays and Tuesdays;
- from 1st to 30 June, from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., everyday;
- from 1st July to 30 September, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., everyday;
- from 1st October to 31 December, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding weekends and public holidays.