SCOLCA: a small village with character.
Situated at an altitude of 600 metres, the municipality is part of the canton ofAlto-di-Casacconi and belongs to the former pigeon of Costera. The village is nestled between the Golo valley and on the southern slope of the important Stella massif, while the northern slope overlooks the villages of Rutali and Murato. Its highest peak is Cima a U Spazzolu (1,234 m).
Facing the mountains Sant' Anghjulu and San Pedrone, the village faces south (a sulana) and enjoys maximum sunshine. The upper hamlet is subject to mid-mountain sunshine, while the hamlet ofErbaghju enjoys a milder climate.
Scolca is a small village of character, with high old houses of schist with slate roofs. There are few recent constructions. Some old houses have been renovated while keeping the visible stones of their walls.
To the origins...
In his Chronicle of Corsica written in the 1590s, Anton Pietro Filippini lists the villages abandoned by their inhabitants following the barbarian raids. Among these disappeared communities is that of Serra, located near Borgu, whose ruins are still visible today. Its inhabitants founded the village of Scolca. The local collective memory has preserved the origins of this flight through the legend of an invasion of ants that would have pushed the population to leave Serra and settle in Scolca.