visit commented by the archaeological sites of Cucuruzu, Capula, San Larenzu protected in conformance with(for) historic monuments

Bare of the fortress of the Bronze age and of the médieval castle of Capula

  • Visite commentée / Conférence
  • Gratuit
Collectivité de Corse, F. Santoni 2017

During this visit will be presented in particular the discoveries of the last campaign(countryside) of preventive excavation(search) of the archaeological site of said Cucuruzzu casteddu of Cucuruzzu realised in 2015 by INRAP. The visit commented by the médieval castle of said Capula casteddu of Capula will become attached, more particularly, to the presentation(display) of the Lords Biancolacci and Cinarchesi.

About the venue

Site archéologique de Cucuruzzu, Capula, San Larenzu 20170 Levie
  • Espace naturel, parc, jardin
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  • Monument historique

By crossing a Mediterranean forest at the heart of preserved environment, you will discover the Casteddu de Cucuruzzu, who is a member of about twenty of casteddi known for the island, located principally in southern Corsica. It is in 1959 when the archaeologist Roger Grosjean, to whom they owe in particular the fame of the sites of Filitosa (Sollacaro) and of Cauria (Sartène), mentions the site of Cucuruzzu. In 1964, study will be resumed(taken back) by François de Lanfranchi, who will pursue and spread(widen) his researches(searches) to in 1990s. Established by the men of the Bronze age, he was established within a granite chaos done up, dominating the north hillside of the tray(plateau) of Levie. At the foot of the casteddu towards the Northeast, some of the terraces done up and shelters were occupied; it is about a village, surrounded by a wall of protection (not accessible(approachable)). The main monument is trained(formed) by Torra (tour(tower,ballot): probable storage place and place of transformation(processing) of foodstuffs(commodities)), which keeps(preserves) another part(party) of its coverage(cover). Vestiges collected during excavations(searches) are presented to the museum of Alta Rocca. Credit picture(cliché): S. Aude balloide photo / CTC 2012

Access: Since Ajaccio RT 40 then D268, since Porto-Vecchio D859 40 then D59, Levie, 20170, Corsica

Site archéologique de Cucuruzzu