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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. Arrange your visit to Filitosa and discover more family-friendly attractions in Serra-di-Ferro using our Serra-di-Ferro vacation builder.
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  • True open-air, Filitosa Museum retains traces of a very long occupation, extending from the sixth Millennium BC until the Roman occupation. In the second millennium BC BC, the Stonecutters and megalithic sculptors will make Filitosa the largest center of Corsica, the most prodigious Mediterranean statuary art. This exceptional site located in the heart of a remarkable natural area was discovered in 1946 by Charles-Antoine Cesari and searched 20 years by archaeologist and researcher at the CNRS, Roger Grosjean. Historical Monument, Filitosa is on the list of 100 historical sites of interest to the Mediterranean countries.
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  • In Corsica site of the age of the bronze with an olive tree de1200ans not to be missed! Music accompaniment that adds one more has the magic of the place, not to do by hot weather and abundance of tourists
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  • When traveling with a child of 3 years, cultural visits can quickly turn into a nightmare... not at Filitosa! The site is certainly not huge, but is remarkable! We were almost alone, and the light at the end of day was cast an air of magic about these testimonies of the past. There was a long time I didn't stay in AWE in front of things so simple but so beautiful... Children-4 years do not pay. It is true that the manual (€4) is too expensive (but useful!)
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