20234 Valle-d'Alesani
GPS : 42.327222,9.415833

Valle d'Alesani is located at an altitude of 600 metres and is part of the ancient parish of Alesani, in the region of Castagniccia. Valle d'Alesani, like almost all the villages in this region, has a very rich vegetation: Corsican maquis and chestnut trees compete with each other. The main rivers in this village are the Alesani, the Castagneto, the Tulleria and the Valle Botacci.
This village is part of the regional natural park of Corsica.

The village is part of a second-generation natural area of ecological, faunal and floristic interest: Châtaigneraie - petite Castagniccia.
In the region of Castagniccia, the history of the vegetation is linked to the human one: chestnut trees have dominated this region since the Genoese planted this fruit tree in the 16th century.

Below the hamlet of Quercetu you will find the spring of Pardina, whose properties have been known since ancient times and whose springs are similar to those of the micro-region of Orezza.

The village is made up of four hamlets, each of which has a chapel that can be visited. You should visit the convent of St Francis (17th century), which witnessed many historical events and which lived political as well as social and cultural changes. In this convent Theodor von Neuhoff – the only king in the history of Corsica – was being proclaimed king and crowned, Mario Emmanuele Matra was proclaimed general of the Corsican nation and Pasquale Paoli made several speeches.

Valle-d'Alesani is located at 44 km from Aléria, at 66 km from Bastia and at 69 km from Corte. This village is crossed by the D217 road.