The Cantu di Mare residence is located in the area known as Olmeto-Plage, which is part of the picturesque and quiet village of Olmeto near Propriano. This typical mountainside village overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Valinco is a truly idyllic location for a rental home in Corsica.
Olmeto’s granite houses are spread out in clusters on the southern slopes of Punta di Buturettu, an 870-meter-high mountain. The village with its red tiled roofs extends down to the plains and to the sea.
Exploring this Corsican village a few minutes from your vacation home rental will take you back to ancient times. You can visit enchanting historic sites where you can learn about Corsica’s religious heritage, such as Sainte-Marie church, a Romanesque church built in the 9th century containing magnificent organs dating from 1850, or the remains of the last convent built in Corsica by the Capuchins in 1711. You will also discover mysterious medieval towers with their ornate machicolations and other loopholes
A more tragic setting is the house in the village where Colomba Carabelli-Bartoli lived and died, whose vendetta was the plot for Prosper Mérimée’s novel Colomba.
A village now dedicated to tourism, it seduces travelers with its delightful interplay of the Corsican mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. With 20 kilometers of beaches along the crystal-clear blue Gulf of Valinco, it is now a seaside resort in Olmeto-Plage where your vacation residence in Corsica is located. An ideal location to enjoy the beauty and charm of Corsica, while also enjoying the nearby shops.
In the vicinity of your rental home in Olmeto, lovers of ancient stones can discover the ruins of the Genoese tower of Micalona, the magnificent A Tola di u Turmentu dolmen which has stood for millennia on a small hill in the Tavaro Valley, and a Bronze Age castle, the Castello di Cuntorba.
Also close to your vacation residence in South Corsica are the ancient 52°C hot sulphur springs, where you can relax and enjoy the thermal baths.