Olmeta-di-Capocorso
20217 Olmeta-di-Capocorso
GPS : 42.769444,9.371944

Olmeta-di-Capocorso is located at an altitude of 320 metres and is part of the ancient parish of Nonza. The village has a small seafront that stretches from the mouth of the River Pianu to the mouth of the River Olmeta. This small village is an excellent starting point for many excursions: Monte di Scolca (1036 m), Bocca di Santa Maria (1097 m), Monte Foscu (1102 m), Monte Prunu (1183 m) and Monte Capra (1203 m). This village is home to many typical Mediterranean plants: juniper, wild asparagus, rosemary, lentisk, rockrose, tree heath...

This village is part of a second-generation natural area of ecological, faunal and floristic interest: Crêtes asylvatiques du Cap Corse.

We know that Olmeta-di-Capocorso has been occupied since prehistoric times: indeed, in the Grotta Scritta the archaeologists discovered several rock paintings dating back to the 2nd millennium B.C. and considered to be the oldest in Corsica.

Art lovers can visit the parish church of St Caesar (15th century), which is part of the General inventory of cultural heritage. This church contains several objects of artistic interest and has a four-storey campanile. You should also visit the church of St Erasmus (11th century), which dominates the upper valley of the Canarincu River (523 metres). The building – whose circular apse dates back to the 9th century – is part of the General inventory of cultural heritage.
Olmeta-di-Capocorso has several chapels and several Genoese bridges. Many houses of this small village have old slate roofs and 24 of them are part of the General inventory of cultural heritage.

Olmeta-di-Capocorso is located at 35 km from Bastia, at 90 km from Calvi and at 97 km from Corte. This village is crossed by the D433 road.