BIGORNO : A small authentic Corsican village.

In the heart of this small village you can stroll along the narrow streets in search of its heritage.

Historically, Bigorno attests to an ancient human occupation. Traces of the Romanesque occupation are marked, as evidenced by the remains of the Romanesque chapel San Agostino. Situated on the heights of the village, it dates back to the beginning of the 13th century.

Bigorno is also the scene of the battles which oppose Pascal Paoli 's Corsican army to the French armies for the conquest of the island. The Bigorno pass is one of the most important strategic military passages surrounding the Nebbiu. At that time, this region of Corsica was the defensive force of the island.

Indeed, Roman, Genoese or French troops, whether allied or not, use the passage that links Saint-Florent through the heights of Bigorno to get to Bastia.

In the heart of the village you can discover one of the oldest churches in Corsica: The parish church of Santa Maria Assunta. This religious edifice dedicated to the Virgin Mary is built in freestone, traces of which can still be seen around the 10th or 11th century. It was entirely rebuilt in 1869 then in 1875

Ideal for lovers of peace and nature, Bigorno undoubtedly has the authentic charm of our Corsican villages. During your visit, you will be able to quench your thirst in one of the many fountains which will mark out your route ...

Information & contact

Bigorno - 20252 Bigorno

GPS: 42.52798, 9.29923

Fridays: from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

+33 (0)4 95 38 72 09

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