Historically, the Cape Corsins emigrated . In the 19th century many settled in South America, Puerto Rico , Santo Domingo, Venezuela ... Some are made strain , others returned to their villages once made a fortune , and built sumptuous villas or " Palazzi " that is now called " American houses"
One of them is the Castle Cagninacci San Martino di Lota .
It offers the experience , unique in Corsica, to stay with the descendants of those who built the castle. On the site of a Capuchin convent , the great-grandfather of Bertrand and Florence Cagninacci has built an impressive neo- Tuscan palace . The former convent of the 17th century remain the chapel, now empty , and some monks' cells .
Bertrand , Florence, and their mother offer 4 guest rooms ( all with private bathroom , bedroom also has a splendid private terrace), in their home wonderfully romantic master.
Cagninacci Castle is located in 3 acres of private wooded chestnut , olive , giant magnolias, fragrant orange and lime trees whose fragrance is irresistibly catchy in June . You have breakfast in the shade of plane trees with bread and homemade jam, canistrelli ( traditional biscuits) while enjoying the spectacular view of the sea in fine weather, you can see the islands of Elba and Capraia , and very rarely the Italian coast. If time does not permit, you will be served in the spectacular dining room.
In the picturesque village of San Martino di Lota , there are 2 restaurants where you can walk . Opportunities abound for walking as for excursions by car. For swimming , the sea is only 8 km .
San Martino di Lota is at the door of Cap Corse, St Florent , Desert Agriate and beautiful but very misunderstood Castagniccia , "the heart of Corsica ."
Location & Access
- Nearby cities
2.98 kms away from Bastia 4.84 kms away from Erbalunga 3.3 kms away from San-Martino-di-Lota
- Bastia-Poretta (intl) 19.77 kms
- Take exit North of Bastia, towards « Macinaggio, Cap Corse ». At about 1,5 km, right after « MR BRICOLAGE » shop, located on the left, take the middle lane, and make a left towards SAN MARTINO DI LOTA on D131. After 5 km, there is a cross-road, take on the left the road that goes up. After 1,5 km, on the left, there are 2 white concrate gates, (Long: 9° 25’ 55,06" E, Lat: 42° 44’ 16,14" N) post on which is indicated “CHÂTEAU CAGNINACCI, propriété privée”. Go down the road.
Rooms & Rates
|Rates / Seasons||Low||Med||High||Very high|
|Single occupancy||162 € to 162 €||192 € to 192 €||215 € to 215 €||215 € to 215 €|
|Double occupancy||162 € to 162 €||192 € to 192 €||215 € to 215 €||215 € to 215 €|
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