Perched on the peaks of Porto-Vecchio yet hidden from vis-à-vis, la Villa Renoso looks out onto the Gulf and the historic old village. This timeless stone house encapsulates the Corsican art of living between lingering days of “farniente” and bucolic moments in the country
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Area & Experiences
Set on the cliffs of the rocky terrain of southern Corsica, Porto-Vecchio remains as it was when it was founded by the Genovese in the 16th-century: authentic with a vibrant palette of colors. Known for the Citadel and its surrounding picturesque streets, the City of Salt also boasts a preserved natural landscape.
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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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