The village of Piana is located in the the North Corsica in the french department of Southern Corsica in the Gulf of Porto.
It is situated at 440 metres height and only 12km from Porto.
It is in half-way between Ajaccio and Calvi.
Its crimson red rocks make of Piana one of the nicest places of Corsica.
The houses are laid out in the shape of an amphitheatre.
One of them is heart-shaped, which makes it a very romantic place for lovers!
A FEW NUMBERS
Population : 488 inhabitants (FNISES 2014 Sources)
Surface Area : 6260ha
Piana Region has no port and no airport.
The Village is so accessible from the ports and airports of Ajaccio and Calvi.
By the road from Ajaccio, it is possible to reach Piana either by the coastal linking up Ajaccio to Calvi (D81), or by the inland by taking the lead of Corte (NR193).
HISTORY OF PIANA
In the 15th century, the municipality of Piana used to be the parish of Salogna under the rule of the lords of Leca, which extended from Calvi to the north of Propriano.
The parish church was in San Marcellu.
The lords of Leca fought against the Genovese, but it was in vain, they were beaten and then massacred. At the end of the 15th century the Genovese stormed the castle of Jean-Paul Leca
CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE OF PIANA AND ITS REGION
• Assomption Church in the heart of the village ( end of the 18th century )
•Genovese Tower of Turghju on the summit of Capo Rosso ( 16th century )
•Nature Site of Capo Rosso
•Forest of Piana : this-one covers the ruins of Jean-Paul Leca Castle
•The navy of Ficaghjola
At the bottom, the Gulf of Porto then the Mont Senino, which dominates Girolata.
PIANA AND NATURE
Piana is the starting point of many hikkings accessible at any age.