Pastricciola is located at 600 metres above sea level and belongs to the ancient parish of Cruzini. It is a territory surmounted by medium-sized mountains and dominated by Punta Migliarello (2254 metres). This village is part of Corsica's regional natural park and has a very green vegetation. It is a territory rich in waterways: the U Cruzini river, the Canale stream and the Confortu stream are the main waterways that flow through Pastricciola.
The wood of Pastricciola is located in the territory of village, where you can enjoy various excursions to reach the Coracchia cave or the Gattica wood – excursions which are suitable for the whole family.
The geographical and climatic conditions of this village make it a territory suited to sheep-rearing, an activity that is still of considerable importance for the local economy – you should take a look at the sheepfolds of Tarricione.
According to civil registers and to old people's tales, this village was founded at the beginning of the 18th century, when the first inhabitants of Pastricciola came from Guagno, a village which was abandoned like many others of the parish of Cruzini.
Inside the village, you can visit the parish church of St Michael (18th century) and its chapel with a remarkable bell tower topped by a pyramidion. You should also take a look at the church of Santa Maria (18th century), which has a remarkable bell tower.
Pastricciola is located at 55 km from Ajaccio, at 86 km from Corte and at 155 km from Bastia. This village is crossed by the D104 road, which terminates in a dead end.