Zicavo is located at 730 metres above sea level and is part of the ancient parish of Talavo, of which it was the main town. This village is surrounded by medium-sized mountains and is not too far from the forest of Incudine. The main watercourse in the village is the river of Taravo, which flows through the village at several points. Zicavo is also crossed by several streams: Camproni, Lunarese, Molina, Onda and Vangone.
It is a wonderful place for leisurely strolls in the middle of an unspoilt nature or even for more challenging hikes. This village, which is part of the regional natural park of Corsica, has an incredible natural patrimony: the waterfall of Pont de la Càmara, the pass of Vaccia, the forest of Incudine, the plateau of Cuscione....
Jacques Pierre Abbatucci (1723-1813), Jean Charles Abbatucci (1770-1796) and Jacques Pierre Charles Abbatucci (1791-1857) were born in Zicavo.
- Jacques Pierre Abbatucci was an ally of Pasquale Paoli during the war against France. After the defeat of Ponte-Novo he covered Paoli's retreat and then swore loyalty to the king of France. He became a general during the French Revolution.
- Jean Charles Abbatucci, son of Jacques Pierre, was a general of the French Revolution. He died because of a fatal wound after a courageous battle against the Austrians.
- Jacques Pierre Charles Abbatucci, grandson of Jacques Pierre Abbatucci, was a minister of Napoleon III and presided over the Council of Ministers when the Emperor was absent. He was an official advisor to Napoleon III, who had placed him in charge of Corsican affairs: he contributed to the modernisation of the island.
In the village you can visit the parish church of St Luxor (19th century) built in neo-Gothic style, which was rebuilt on the foundations of an older building which was in poor condition. You can also find many chapels and some Genoese bridges, including A Camara and Grimaldu.
Zicavo is crossed by the D757A road. This village is located at 58 km from Ajaccio, at 79 km from Corte and at 83 km from Porto-Vecchio.