20213 San-Damiano
GPS : 42.412926,9.410917

San-Damiano is located at an altitude of 700 metres and is part of the ancient parish of Ampugnani, in the region of Castagniccia. It is a village built on a rocky spur, surrounded by medium-sized mountains and made up of several hamlets (Alzi, Bonifazu, Monte d'Olmo). It is an excellent starting point for many excursions, but you should pay attention to the Corsican maquis. The vegetation is very rich: chestnut trees and Corsican maquis compete with each other.

In the past the village was known thanks to its paghjelle singers – a traditional polyphonic singing often sung by three men with a specific and a symbolic function: u bassu (who represents strength), a seconda (who represents wisdom), a terza (who represents beauty).
It is said that some paghjelle singers of San-Damiano sang at the mass to celebrate the return of Pasquale Paoli's ashes.

Inside the village, you can visit the parish church of St Cosmo and St Damiano (17th century), which contains several objects of artistic interest, such as the secondary altar of the Holy Cross and the secondary altar of St Rocco.
You will find several chapels scattered around the village: the chapel of St Anthony of Padua (Bonifazu, 18th century), the chapel of St Barbara (Monte d'Olmo, 18th century) and the chapel of Our Lady of the Snows (Alzi, 18th century).

San-Damiano is located at 51 km from Bastia, at 59 km from Aléria and at 60 km from Corte. This village is crossed by the D46 road and by the D136 one.