Monacia-d'Orezza
20229 Monacia-d'Orezza
GPS : 42.383148,9.398804

Monaccia-d'Orezza is located at an altitude of 560 metres and belongs to the ancient parish of Orezza, in Castagniccia. This village is made up of five hamltes: Picchiaracce, Teghja, Gallico, Casanova and Osto. It is a commune surrounded by medium-sized mountains, with no seafront. Monaccia-d'Orezza is part of the Corsica regional natural park. Despite its altitude and the presence of the mountains, Monaccia-d'Orezza enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate.
This village is part of two natural areas of ecological, faunal and floristic interest: Châtaigneraies de la Petite Castagniccia and Forêts et pelouses sommitales du Monte Olmelli. It is a good starting point for many hikes: Monaccia-d'Orezza is part of the Mare e Monti circuit – which includes trekking itineraries that are easier than the GR20.
Inside the village, you can visit the parish church of St. Lucy (17th century), which was the former chapel of the brotherhood of St. Charles Borromeo and which is part of the General inventory of France's monuments and artistic treasures. If you like walking, then you can take a look at the church of St. Bartholomew (17th century), which is located on a trekking itinerary of the Mare e Monti circuit and which is part of the General inventory of France's monuments and artistic treasures.
In the hamlet of Teghja, you can find the old parish church of Saint-Mamilien (16th century), of which only the bell tower remains standing and which overlooks the Orezza valley. In the hamlet of Casanova there is the private chapel of St. John the Evangelist (17th century), which is still in good condition and which is part of the General inventory of France's monuments and artistic treasures.
Monaccia-d'Orezza is located at 37 km from Bastia and at 60 km from Corte. This village is crossed by the D46 road.