Tasso is located at 840 metres above sea level and is part of the ancient parish of Talavo. This village is surrounded by medium-sized mountains and enjoys an unspoiled environment. Today this village is famous for its centuries-old chestnut trees and to produce chestnut flour, a speciality of Corsica. From Tasso you can discover Corsica's natural heritage and reach Punta di a Veracaccia (1515 m), Col de Bottagio (1425 m), Bocca di Lera (1274 m), Col d'Arusula (1206 m) and Punta di Bucchino (1176 m).
If you love walking and if you are looking for peace and quiet, you should spend a few days in Tasso. The main waterways of this village are the streams of Barbalatu, of Bottaggio and of Revorgeto.
It is said that the village was founded by some shepherds coming from the Fiumorbu region in the 16th century. It is probable that they wanted to escape the war between Rinucciu di a Rocca, the last great medieval lord of Corsica, and the Republic of Genoa.
Art lovers can visit the parish church of St James (19th century), which was built by master mason Laurent Chiocca and which replaced an old building in poor condition. The bell tower, which was built at the same time of the church, was equipped in 1903 with three bells dedicated to St Mary, to St James and to the Holy Cross. You can also take a look at the ruins of the mortuary chapel of St Croci.
Tasso is located at 61 km from Ajaccio, at 78 km from Sartène and at 95 km from Porto-Vecchio. This village is crossed by the D128 road.