The village of San MartinoAntoine de Saint-Exupery spent his very last night in San Martino di Lota before his final flight in 1944.
At the gateway to Bastia but already in Cap Corse, the village of San Martino di Lota’s hamlets stretches along the hillsides, surrounded by the gentle greenery of the oaks and chestnut trees of the valley.
The village spreads around the large square and two churches.
One, named after Saint Martin, has a neoclassical façade and was built on the site of a 13th-century small fort and chapel.
The other is older; the Saint Croix Chapel is where “pullezzule” are made and exhibited. These religious objects are made from braided palm leaves and carried during Easter celebration processions on Good Friday.
In the heart of the picturesque village, there are old houses with stone tile roofs, old ovens, fountains and a magnificent recently-restored Genoese bridge.
Above the hotel, nature invites you to follow the magnificent hiking routes, one of which will lead you to ‘Nivere’. These are old stone buildings in which was stored ice made from packed winter snow. Then towards the Saint Léonard Pass, you will be able to simultaneously contemplate both seas. (East and West).
Our staff will be happy to advise you on these walks and hikes, itineraries and any other information you might find useful.