Disconnect from the world at la Villa Del Oro. Nestled in the heights of Porto-Vecchio, above the clear waters of Santa-Giulia, the villa alternates between cozy eccentric and minimalist zen
Restaurants and bars within walking distance
Area & Experiences
About seven kilometres south of Porto-Vecchio, the quaint hamlet of Bocca del Oro is perched high on the hills. Discreet and private, only a select few houses are nestled deep in the brush and overlook the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Santa-Giulia. Among these homes is where Villa Del Oro resides. From the gardens, you can look out for sailboats drifting away toward the horizon. On clear days, it feels like you can even see the coast of Sardinia.
Our nearby experiences
At the Ceccaldi forge, blades are reddening in the flames. Others are being struck with great hammer blows, bent, struck again. They will become magnificent Damascus blades. In the workshops next-door, handles are being crafted from olive wood or horn. All the complexities of making these knives, true works of art, are unveiled.
A cappella at home
As the singers’ voices fill the house, nothing else matters, not time, nor the surroundings. The polyphonic Corsican songs (“A pulifunia Corsa”) are captivating in their power and beauty. Songs sung long ago in remote valleys by shepherds, in your home, brought to you by singers and musicians, passionate about the culture of their island.
Dishes with character
As a starter, Nicole serves copa and lonzu, the two staples of Corsican charcuterie. “Home-made”, she says simply, nodding towards her husband Paul. Tonight, at their isolated farm near the Bavella mountains, brocciu cannelloni and lemon fiadone are on the menu, all helped down with a good Corsican wine and short stories told by the couple, Corsican, always and forever. A delight.
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Villa Del Oro
Contact us at: +33 1 73 03 02 02