Zonza to the coast near Sartène

This morning when we went out to find coffee in Zonza it was cold! After coffee and croissants we checked out of our hotel and drove about 30 minutes to the archaeological site of Cucuruzzu and Capula. The loop trail was about a mile long.


The first people settled here during the the 8th and 7th centuries BC. A village was built at Cucuuzza in the Bronze Age about 2000 BC. This is when the ‘casteddi’ that we saw the ruins of was built.


At the Capula site the building ruins from the Middle Ages were the seat of power for the Biancolacci Family. But that is only the latest residents. They have found archaeological evidence of people living at the site since prehistoric times.


After our hike we drove to the coast where our hotel is tonight.

The sunset from our room

I almost never mention the bad travel experiences in this blog. We always look at them as adventures, part of the experience, and certainly not something to dwell on. You might think all our travel are totally painless.

We just got back from dinner. The restaurant, L’Aria Nova, is right next to our hotel they have a beautiful setting. You can see the outdoor tables in the picture below.

The waiter described the specials. One of them was a whole dorado for two. We decided to have that.

Our Dorado

It and the rest of the meal was good, not great. But when the bill came……. The fish alone was €100 ($110)!!! I guess we need to start asking how much before ordering. I feel ripped off. We have had some fantastic meals in France and this, our last meal in France was by far the most expensive. Oh well, live and learn! Tomorrow we move on to Italy.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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