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Calanche of Piana, Corsica
Calanche of Piana, Corsica
Author: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)




Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve are nature reserves within the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, France. These wildlife reserves are located in the Scandola peninsula, and is celebrated for their impressive rock formations.

The Calanche of Piana is an inlet in the Gulf of Porto, between Ajaccio and Calvi. The Scandola Nature Reserve, established in 1975, is located on the central western coast of Corsica, between Punta Muchillina and Punta Nera. The nature reserve is characterized by jagged and sheer cliffs, with grottos, coves and islets. Some of the cliffs are as high as 900 meters from the surface of the sea. Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 7th session of the World Heritage Committee in Florence, Italy, on 5-9 December, 1983.

Photos of Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve

Calanche of Piana, Corsica
Calanche of Piana, Corsica
Author: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

Calanche of Piana, Corsica
Calanche of Piana, Corsica
Author: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 42 19 30.7 E 8 37 43.8
Inscription Year: 1983
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, VIII, X

Location Map of Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve

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Visiting Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve

The sites are located on the island of Corsica, which can be reached by plane. The airports are at Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari. The only practical way to explore the island is to rent a car.


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