20246 Sorio
GPS : 42.583889,9.274444

Sorio is located at an altitude of 380 metres and is part of the ancient parish of San Quilico, in the natural region of Nebbio. This village is surmounted by medium-sized mountains and represents an excellent starting point for many excursions: indeed, from Sorio you can reach several peaks, such as Mount Buggientone (1077 m), Mount d'Alzareccia (1192 m), the Bocca di Tenda (1219 m), Mount Peru (1333 m), the Cima di Grimaseta (1509 m), Petra San Ghiaccu (1512 m) and Mount Astu (1535 m). Pay attention if you love walking, because the vegetation of this village is primarily formed by Corsican scrub and holm oaks.

This village is part of a second-generation natural area of ecological, faunal and floristic interest: Crêtes Mont Asto Mont St Angelo

This village is criss-crossed by several hiking trails, which are thought to allow visitors to discover the natural and cultural heritage of Corsica. For example, the pedestrian path entre profane et sacre ("between the profane and the sacred") which links the villages of Piève, Rapale and Sorio and which allows visitors to discover various religious buildings, dolmens, menhirs...

Art lovers can visit the parish church of St Philip Neri (17th century), which has a five-storey campanile built of exposed stone. Inside this church, you can find a rare polychrome altar in yellow, red and black marble dating from the early 18th century. This church contains a painting that is classified historical monument, The Ecstasy of St Francis the Fire Handler. You should also visit the ruins of the chapel of St Margaret (17th century) and the ruins of the baptistery of St Jacob (12th century).
One kilometre from the village you can find the Genoese bridge of Case Cocchie, thanks to you could cross the river of Raghiunti.

Sorio is located at 31 km from Bastia, at 54 km from Corte and at 80 km from Calvi. This village is crossed by the D62 road.