Village de Peri

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20167 Village de Peri
GPS : 42.005000,8.921389

With its 2000 inhabitants and growing population, Peri is located 15 km from Ajaccio, at the foot of the Rocca Vecchia. Its plain is fertile and its hillsides are covered with pastures, vines and fruit trees: fig, almond and olive trees.

The highest peaks of the municipality are Punta Aculò (1,540m) and Punta di u Cachjoni (1,275m). In these massifs you can enjoy mountain sports activities, such as hiking, climbing and via-ferrata.

The village of Peri is one of the oldest and most important in the Gravona valley. Originally, it was in the hollow of the Celavo valley, near the river and the "Via Romana", which linked Ajaccio to Aleria, in the heart of a holm oak forest. In the surrounding area, you can find many prehistoric sites and even rock carvings. In the 8th century, the village was moved to the heights, on the mountainside, in order to protect it from the incursions of the Saracens.

In the Middle Ages, the village was a strategic location defended by the castle of Castidacciu, which is nowadays in ruins. After his unsuccessful attempt to take the Citadel of Ajaccio in October 1763, Pascal Paoli withdrew to Peri, where he spent three days.