The historical town of Sartene is situated in southwest Corsica between Bonifacio (to the south) and Ajaccio (to the northwest). Between the sea and the mountains, it refers to itself as “the most Corsican of the towns in Corsica”.
Sartene is a medieval fortified town of narrow cobbled streets and gray granite houses rising above the Rizzanese Valley. Founded by the Genoese in the early 16th century, it has survived attach by Barbary pirates and centuries of bloody feuding among the town’s leading families. In the center of town is the Musée de la Préhistories Corse which contains a fascinating collection of artifacts from the Neolithic period to the Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Sartene is a good base for exploring the important prehistoric sites at Cauria and Palaggiu with their fine dolmen and menhirs, and also the standing men stone carvings at Stantari. A little further in the same southerly direction is Roccapina with its large natural rock formations- some in the shapes of animals such as the 'Lion of Roccapina', as well as a small scenic bay and a large beach.
Note: There is no pre-set itinerary, your private guide will customize the tour to your wishes with the time allowed.