Altitude: 471 metres
Although it is surely the smallest village of the Ajaccio hinterland, and the most distant from Ajaccio (18 kms), Tavaco benefits from a remarkable natural setting.
Tavaco is known for its heroic past and its spirit of resistance.
This village has been plundered and destroyed many times by various invaders, such as the Moors and the Genoese.
St Martin's Church
At the top of the village, the church of St Martin watches over its inhabitants. In the past it was called "Notre Dame des Victoires".
An anchor adorns the altar. It is said to symbolise a victory over invaders.
Tavaco is dominated by the Punta Sant'Eliseu. A path leads to this place which offers a breathtaking view of the Gravona valley.
- Difficulty: experienced and sporty hikers
- Duration: about 2 hours (one way)
The "Step by Step" description of this hike is available in the latest edition of our topo guide Walks and hikes in the Ajaccio region on sale at the Tourist Office of the Ajaccio region.
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