The town of Sartène, in the hilly landscape of southern Corsica, is a well-known historical site among the islanders. In Sartène there has been a very strong tradition of blood feud for many centuries, which reached absurd proportions.

When, for example, in the 19th century a quarrel between two families over a dog erupted into a small civil war, the spiral of murder as the main means of blood feud reached unbearable proportions.

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A typical Corsican town

Sartène could be described as a typical example of a proud Corsican town that has not changed its face significantly for many years. Through the old town, you'll weave through narrow streets and up steep staircases, enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside in the small squares, and the stone houses radiate coolness even on hot summer days.

Sartène also holds on to old religious traditions, and among the most famous in Corsica is the spectacular procession of U Catenacciu on Good Friday, when thousands of people parade through the town in a re-enactment of the wandering of Jesus at his crucifixion.

Accommodation in Sartène

Thanks to its strategic location between the famous towns of Bonifacio, Porto-Vecchio and Propriano and its pretty hilly surroundings with wide views, it is also a popular place to stay.

In Sartène you can even find larger hotels, which is unusual for a town in the middle of Corsica. Prices here in high season start at 99 eur, Corsica's slight below average. We pick the best hotels in town:

How to get to Sartène?

The town lies on the T40, the main road linking the south and west of Corsica. Parking anywhere on the street is free for up to 2 hours.

The C1 bus line to Ajaccio, Propriano or Bonifacio also passes through Sartène. It runs twice a day during the year, even 3 times a day during the summer holidays, see timetables:

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