Montemaggiore The Essential
This village is built on a promontory that lies above the Fiume Secco basin and at the foot of the Grosso mountain range. From the terrace of the large Baroque church there opens up a vast panorama over the Calvi Gulf, the Revellata peninsula, Calenzana and its mountainous backdrop. When leaving, take a look at the large, cream-coloured house adjoining the chapel: Don Juan is said to have stayed here during his single brief visit to the island in the 16C. Unfortunately the area surrounding Montemaggiore was damaged in the fires that swept through Balagne in 2005.