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Filitosa, Corsica

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Filitosa is a megalithic site from the end of the Neolithic era and the beginning of the Bronze Age until around Roman times. Arrowheads and pottery date back to the earliest inhabitants of 3300 BCE. The 2-3 m (6-10 ft) menhirs (standing stones) date back to 1500 BCE and are carved with the likeliness of human faces, armor, and weapons. A trek through an ancient olive grove brings you to a rock overhang with a surrounding wall. There you'll see the central monument with hut platforms, and further down the trail, you'll reach the Western Monument or torri. Downhill from there, you can see the five megaliths circling a 2,000-year-old olive tree. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Olmeto holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Filitosa and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Yes, there are prehistoric stones to be seen. Yet the whole site is overgrown and shabby, really nothing to write home about.  more »
  • Filitosa is a prehistoric site of Corsica occupied from the Neolithic old up to antiquity. It is representative of the bronze age in Corsica. Very nice quiet and relaxing walk about an hour; On the menu a few menhir, the dinosaur, and an ancient olive tree, very nice site, well maintained with very beautiful and big trees! the history of the site is palpable. Along the route there are explanatory terminals in several languages which is very interesting. 8000 years that Filitosa jealously guard its statues-menhirs, circular monuments (the "Torre") and its mysteries... An interesting visit...
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  • Beautiful, but very steep, site must be frequent, but the site is very well maintained and very clean, we looked a little dinosaur that was obvious to us not; by conte the Museum it is 1 room with 2 windows and 3 menhirs. No restoration or almost panini or panini and more ice! good!
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  • Quiet place near the prehistoric site of Filitosa. A dozen of small well appointed villas. The owner is very welcoming.
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