Oci, when light meets stone... The abandoned village of Occi nestles on a plateau above Lumio, in Balagne. From an elevation of 377 metres, it offers a stunning panoramic view... So grab your shoes and get ready, get set, go!

The first mention of the village dates back to 1589 but the date of its foundation is estimated to be the 14th or 15th century.
The Saracen attacks of the Middle Ages, which devastated the coast of Corsica, were the reason why the inhabitants of Spano took refuge and settled there little by little. However, a few centuries later, the village was finally abandoned in favor of Lumio.

Totally deserted in the 19th century, it fell into ruins. Its very last inhabitant, Felix Giudicelli, died there in 1918.

Features

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To know

  • Opening period

    All year round, daily.
    From June to september: concert every Tuesday at 11 am in the renovated church of Oci.
    From July to the end of august: Free guided tour. Book via the town council mail or phone.

  • Also welcomes

    Children

  • Other information

    A word of advice before you set off... - Make sure you take the following items with you: sun glasses, sun hat or cap, sun cream, sandwiches, rubbish bag, water (at least 1.5 litres), mobile phone (fully charged!), knife, torch with batteries (in case the views make you forget the time!), first-aid kit and, of course, a camera to capture those memories! - Even for just an hour's walk with family or friends, opt for comfortable walking shoes and leave your flip-flops for the beach! Every year Corsica suffers from serious fire damage. Help us protect this unique countryside: - Do not leave rubbish behind - Keep any gathering to a minimum - Refrain from smoking

  • Animals welcome

    Pets not accepted