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Cucuruzzu and Capula archaeological sites

Cucuruzzu and Capula archaeological sites


Do you love history and prehistory? During your stay in Corsica how about visiting the prehistoric site of Cucuruzzu in Corse-du-Sud? Near Levie and Sollacaro, with its menhir-statues as well as the prehistoric remains still present, the Cucuruzzu site is one of the high places of archaeological research in Corsica

Don't miss one of Corsica's most amazing sites...

The Cucuruzzu and Capula archaeological sites on the Levie pianu or plateau are now one of the most important areas of archaeological research on the island.
Further investigations are scheduled to take place and there is much work still to be done to excavate and preserve the important Neolithic sites at Presa and Tusiu.

Not far from here are the megaliths of Filitosa, justly famed: Cauria with one of the best preserved and impressive dolmens on the island, and Palaghju with its 258 megaliths or menhirs. Cucuruzzu is a Bronze Age settlement in a huge rocky chaos formed of three separate areas. One of these provided the stones for a citadel built of massive blocks sometimes weighing a ton.

Further on, we come to the Castello de Capula, whose medieval fortifications are built on a site dating back to prehistory. A menhir monumental stone still stands close to the caves nestling under overhanging rocks which provided homes to many in earlier ages.

The whole area is a joy to visit on foot by specially constructed and fully marked paths. The archaeological museum at Levie is another point of interest and home to the skeleton of the Lady of Bonifacio, dated as old as 6,570 years B.C.

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