20237 Quercitello
GPS : 42.426104,9.348019

Quercitello is located at an altitude of 700 metres and is part of the ancient parish of Ampugnani, in Castagniccia. In general, this area has a rich vegetation: holm oaks, cork oaks and chestnut trees. Chestnut trees have always dominated the village and for a long time represented the wealth of the region of Castagniccia. Today agriculture is playing a less important role in the island's economy and for this reason the original vegetation is beginning to reclaim the lost ground.
Quercitello is part of the regional natural park of Corsica.

A fair dedicated to traditional breeding and to Corsican handicraft, called Fiera di a Bocca di u Pratu, is held every year at the end of July for two days.

The great wealth of this small village is represented by its religious patrimony. Indeed, at Quercitello you can find the ruins of the chapel of St Petruculo d'Accia (6th century), which is a good example of the desire to spread the Gospel even in the most remote corners of Corsica, at the crossroads of the mule tracks. This chapel is located at an altitude of 1070 metres and was built by order of pope Gregory the Great. Today, this chapel can be reached thanks to a path that starts at the pass of Prato and that leads to the peak of San Petrone (1767 m).
If you do not like walking, then you can visit the church of St Charles Borromeo (17th century), which is located in the heart of the village. Inside this church, above the main altar, you can admire a fresco which represents the patron saint who greets us as the pope greets and blesses pilgrims to Saint Peter’s Square on Sundays. You can also visit the church of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel (18th century), located in the hamlet of Stoppia Nova, and the small chapel of St Cyprian (12th century) – the two buildings are classified historical monuments.

Quercitello is crossed by the D205 road and is located at 43 km from Corte, at 53 km from Bastia and at 63 km from Aléria.