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Filitosa Review

Filitosa is the site of Corsica's largest grouping of megalithic menhir statues. The sensorial tour begins with a beautiful stroll down a bucolic tree-lined path with mesmerizing instrumental music emanating from hidden speakers. Discover enigmatic life-size stone figures of ancient warriors that rise up mysteriously from the undulating terrain, many with human faces whose features have been flattened over time by erosion. A small museum on the site houses archaeological finds, including the menhir known as Scalsa Murta, whose delicately carved spine and rib cage are surprisingly contemporary for a work dating from some 5,000 years ago. The guidebook in English (€5) by experts Cesari and Acquaviva is supplemented by information in English at each site. After your tour, enjoy a beverage at the small brasserie, where members of the Cesari family proudly discuss the site's historic discoveries on the personal property of Charles-Antoine Cesari in 1946.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Centre Préhistorique Filitosa, Petreto-Bicchisano, 20140
  • Phone: 04–95–74–00–91 for information
  • Cost: Guided tours in English €5
  • Hours: June–October, daily 8–7
  • Website:
  • Location: Filitosa
Updated: 11-18-2012

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