Official language: French
Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
20 km to the south from Figari, on the shore, there is a fortress, which you can sightsee. Walk around old streets to the direction of a picturesque lighthouse.
The old town and the tiny port will magnetize anyone who sees them. Local eateries served delicious dinners and supers prepared entirely from local products.
In the neighbourhood of Figari there ae a few lovely public beaches. On the east the most eagerly visited by tourists is Santa Giulia and Palombaggia. On the south – more calmer bays.
A tiny town situated on the southern shore of French Corsica. It is composed of small estates of houses spread around the whole municipality. Around 1.5 thousand citizens live there. The life of town is concentrated around the street Tivarello, where is situated a town hall, a church, a vineyard, a pharmacy and a few shops, bars and restaurants. Calm, French village located in lovely surroundings of mountains and sea attract tourists longing for relax and marvellous views.
First traces of settlement on this area are dated back to around 3000 years B.C. The town was developing in ancient times, mainly thanks to roads' construction, which highly facilitated transport from the vineyard to the port. But civilization progress proved out to be calamitous for Figari. Shallowing of rivers and siltation of ports made Figari cut off from the seaside trading once again, at the dawn of the ancient times.
Walking around the town, you can admire the charming architecture – French houses from stone. The oldest monument in the municipality is a Roman chapel dedicated to San Quilico. Covered with shale roof chapel was built in 12th century. It is tiny – is barely 7.5 metres long and 3 metres wide. It is composed of one nave and apse.
If you are interested in Figari, then you are surely the lover of wine as well. You won't get disappointed. A local vineyard is one of the oldest on the island. Produced there wines are highly on demand. If you are looking for a gift for relatives or souvenirs form that charming corner of the world we recommend a bottle of Clos de Sarcone, Domaine de Tanella or The Clos Canarelli.
If you are just planning your trip, make sure to visit the town in August. On the whole island, including Figari, there is organized a festival of village, during which you can try traditional products of Corsica and party with locals. On 10th August, the day of Saint Laurent, visit Naseu, where farmers pastured animals. From the upland located around 600 metres above the sea level there is a magnificent view for the mountains and the sea.