20229 Pie-d'Orezza
GPS : 42.373048,9.357192

Pie-d'Orezza is located at an altitude of 600 metres and belongs to the ancient parish of Orezza in Castagniccia. This village is part of the Corsican regional natural park. It is a mid-mountain village topped by the mount San Petrone (1767 m), which offers a remarkable view over a large part of the eastern plain. It overlooks the parishes of Orezza, Ampugnani, Rostino and Vallerustie.

The village is part of three natural areas of ecological, faunal and floristic interest: Hêtraies du massif du San Petrone, Châtaigneraies de la petite Castagniccia and Landes et pelouses sommitales du massif du San Petrone. In Pie d'Orezza, you can be lucky enough to see several species of birds, including golden eagles and woodlarks.

Inside the village you can admire the parish church of St Anthony of Padua (17th century), which is part of the General inventory of France's monuments and artistic treasure. On the road between Pie-d'Orezza and Campodonico, you will run into the ruins of an old Romanesque church dedicated to St Nicholas and into several other chapels, one of which is the chapel of Santa Maria-Assunta (11th century). Today this building, an old pilgrimage site located next to the cemetery, is classified historical monument.
Not far away, above the hamlet of Campodonico, we find the ruins of an old fortress called U Castellucciu. This fortress was built by the Viceroy of Corsica Vincentello d'Istria (1380-1434) and was destroyed and rebuilt several times. In this village there are several tower-houses, two of which date back to the 11th century.

Pie-d'Orezza is located at 51 km from Corte, at 60 km from Bastia and at 64 km from Aléria. This village is crossed by the D71 road.