Mine de marbre à Venaco
20231 Venaco
GPS : 42.229494, 9.172743

Difficulty: easy
Type: road-trip
Duration: 2 h
Length: 5 km
Difference in height: n/a
Starting point: Venaco

Road access
The road-trip from Corte to Venaco takes 30 minutes for 26.4 kilometres. You must take the road D 623 and the road T 20. Venaco is located at 69.7 km from Ajaccio and at 90.3 km from Bastia. You can park your car at the south entrance of the village, near the fountain.

Description
The starting point of this walk begins near a fountain and the path is marked in yellow: you must take the path which leads to the sheepfolds of Querceto. This path is very well maintained and indeed is perfect for families with children. Keep walking until you reach the old marble quarry, identifiable thanks to a scree on your right. This is your destination!
During this walk, you will see several ruined houses and a few low walls dating back to the Genoese period: this region was quite rich thanks to the turquoise blue marble quarry that was exploited from the end of the 18th century until the beginning of the 20th.
You can continue walking to reach the sheepfolds of Querceto (another hour's walk).

The full description of this hike is in the guide, opposite, available in all the bookshops and relay points of Corsica. To buy this book online, scan the flashcode with your smartphone or go to the link below:
http://www.rother.de/titpage/4907.php.
Available in French, English, German and Italian.

The full description of this hike is in the guide, opposite, available in all the bookshops and relay points of Corsica. To Buy this book online, click on the link below.
Available in French, English, German and Italian.

www.rother.de

Mine de marbre à Venaco

20231 Venaco