Sartene offers a truly authentic Corsican experience. Hidden from the eye of tourists, this medieval district brims with teetering buildings, ancient ruins and mazes of narrow passages and alleyways. The solemn architecture offers a real insight into the region’s history, while Sartene’s welcoming locals make it feel just like home.
Immerse yourself in historic tales with a tour of the ancient citadels and ruined castles emerging from Sartene’s forested hills. We can also recommend a visit to the Museum of Prehistory. Absolutely chock full with impressive artefacts, discovered locally as well as in the wider surrounding area, this is bound to astound! For an indulgent day of relaxation, another option is to simply lie beside your villa’s pool. Most of our luxury villas in Sartene also come with air conditioning, allowing you to enjoy a cool siesta during the heat of the day.
Seven kilometres north of Sartene is the Domaine Fiumicicoli winery. Here you can see exactly where and how award-winning wines are made. Sample a few, just to identify your favourite, and pick up a bottle or two to enjoy as an aperitif. Combine this with some local delicacies from one of Sartene’s markets or gourmet food shops, and you have all you need for an evening that will kick off with a glorious sunset viewed poolside from a cushioned lounger.
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The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill.