The 4-star residence U Frusteru is located a few hundred meters from the city center of Propriano, 3 minutes from the wild beaches and 15 minutes from Sartène, Campomoro or the Alta Rocca region.
Explore the famous prehistoric sites nearby including the emblematic site of Filitosa as well as Cucuruzzu or Cauria. A UNESCO World Heritage Site 18 km from Propriano, the megalithic prehistoric site of Filitosa is famous for its 3-metre statue-menhirs. Calved in the likeness of warriors, the granite statues known as "Filitosa" are sentinels of over 8000 years of history. Also visible are huge circular towers known as "torre", made from large stone blocks over 7 metres high, weighing several tons, thought to originate from the Sherden Warriors, one of the Mediterranean Sea Peoples.
Explore the Corsican hinterland, with its wild unspoilt landscape that makes up the pastoral highlands of Corsica. This is a region of dense forests of chestnut, pine and beech trees, of jagged peaks including the Aiguilles de Bavella (granite spikes pointing skywards) and the Col de Bavella, a setting off point for several walking trails accessible to all. The Alta Rocca region is known for its rich archaeological heritage highlighted by the prehistorical site of Cucuruzzu and the museum in Levie.
Experience the Caldanes thermal baths in the Alta Rocca region and the Baracci thermal baths in Olmeto, two sites dating back to Antiquity. The hot sulphurous water which gushes out at 40°C, is recognised for its soothing properties, particularly for the skin and treating rheumatism and respiratory conditions.
« it breathes war and vengeance », wrote the author Paul Valery. The town was founded by the Genoise in the sixteenth century and is renowned as the scene of bloody vendettas between the Genoise, Corsicans and Barbary pirates. Do not miss a visit to the most important museum in Corsica for prehistory and archaeology. On Good Friday, the town is famous for its traditional Catenacciu procession where a shackled penitent, wearing a cowl and carrying a cross weighing over thirty kilos, parades through the town retracing the steps of Christ. An unforgettable atmospheric experience of fervour and passion
This beach is pure paradise with its turquoise coloured sea overlooked by a huge rocky outcrop, shaped by erosion into the form of a crouching lion. Up to the seventeenth century, the Barbary pirates landed here before carrying out their raids inland. Legend has it that a powerful lord was in love with a young girl who rejected him. Desperate, he summoned Death who turned him into stone. Out of fear the Saracens nicknamed it the Lion of Roccapina.
Certainly the most stunning bay in Corsica, the Gulf of Valinco is renowned for its 40 kilometres of magnificent sandy beaches with crystal clear water. They are totally unspoilt, eclectic, either family-friendly or wild and hidden, some accessible only on foot or by boat; each is a gem.
The deep Gulf of Valinco is very popular with divers. This is a paradise offering a whole range of water activities including: sub aqua diving, (famous landmark dive sites are the Cathedrals, the Garden and its black coral, the Needles, etc.), windsurfing, canoeing, kayak, jet ski, water skiing, fishing as well as boat trips for admiring the Gulf shores which are inaccessible by car.
This area offers a perfect mix of fun and relaxation for an unforgettable holiday whether you are a couple, family or group of friends. There are a whole host of activities for everyone: quads, mountain biking, treetops adventure courses, via ferrata and canyoning at Baracci Natura Park, donkey trekking (adored by children) in the Corsican ‘maquis’, horseback rides on Cupabia Beach, climbing, tennis, sports and fitness facilities, parachute jumps from Tavaria Aerodrome, mini-golf, Olva Nature and Wildlife Reserve (botanical trail, farm, pony rides), river swimming at Spin’ A Cavaddu and the Zoza Natural Pools.
The region is a starting point for two hikes: the ‘Mare a Mare’ South trail (over 5 days, from Propriano to Porto Vecchio passing through Alta Rocca and Ospédale) and the ‘Mare e Monti’ South trail (also over 5 days, from Propriano to Porticcio). Both cross through the most picturesque villages of the island (each stage has a stopping off point in a village). There are also a wide range of family-friendly walks suitable for everyone along the coast or in the mountains.