Ogliastro is located at an altitude of 100 metres and is part of the old parish of Nonza, on the Cap Corse peninsula. This village has a small, but an important coastline that includes the marine d’Albo (which is part of a natural area of ecological, faunal and floristic interest), a Genoese tower, a beach made up of black sand and serpentinite pebbles and the mouth of the coastal river U Guade Grande.
The population of this village increased at the beginning of the 20th century, thanks to the discovery of an asbestos mine that employed many people of the village. When the mine was closed (towards the second half of the 20th century), the population of Ogliastro started to decrease. On the other hand, today the population is increasing thanks to the tourist attraction of the Cap Corse peninsula.
This village is part of two second-generation natural areas of ecological, faunal and floristic interest: Crêtes asylvatiques du Cap Corse and Basse vallée du U Guadu Grande - Marine d'Albo.
If you want to discover the natural and historical heritage of this village, you can take the path called Le chemin des Barbaresques, which starts from the port of Albo. This walk will allow you to discover several points of interest such as the Guadu Grande mill, the chapel of St Roch, the chapel of St Michael and the chapel of St Dominic.
If you do not love walking, you can visit the parish church of the Annunciation, which is located in the heart of the village and of which only the front façade is plastered. The Genoese tower of Albo (16th century), which was part of the coastal defence system built by the Republic of Genoa, is located on the beach of Albo and is classified historical monument.
Ogliastro is located at 40 km from Bastia, at 71,5 km from Île-Rousse and at 95 km from Calvi. This village is crossed by the D233 road.