20229 Piazzole
GPS : 42.392977,9.402858

Piazzole, which is the smallest village in the region of Upper Corsica, is located at an altitude of 450 metres and is part of the ancient parish of Orezza, in the region of Castagniccia. The micro-region of Orezza is known for its gaseous and ferruginous springs, exploited since ancient times and declared of public utility thanks to their richness in iron and bicarbonate.

This is a mid-mountain village, where the humid-temperate climate is perfect for the chestnut cultivation, which in the past was particularly intense: in general chestnut trees still dominate the region of Castagniccia. That is why the vegetation of Piazzole is very green, dominated by chestnut and oak trees. This village is part of the regional natural park of Corsica.

Inside the village, you can visit the parish church of the Annunciation (18th century) whose door is classified historical monument. According to an old legend, this door was built by a bandit who wanted to pay for his sins. In the village square you will find a commemorative monument, which is dedicated to the soldiers who died for France and to the two Mirage III-E pilots who lost their lives in the 1968 accident. You should also visit the small chapel of St Peter, which is still in excellent condition.

Piazzole is located at 51 km from Bastia, at 57 km from Corte and at 59 km from Aléria. This village is crossed by the D46 road.