Belgodere, Corsica, picturesque hill village near Ille-Rousse

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Belgodere is a picturesque village in the eastern Balagne region of northern Corsica, in the hills to the south-east of L'Ile Rousse on the northern border of the Corsica Natural Park.

Exploring Belgodere

Due to its position on a hill crest, Belgodere has very far-reaching views across the Regino Valley and beyond, unmissable as soon as you arrive in the centre of the village. The ruined castle above also has more extensive views.

The quiet village itself is a traditional hill village with some interesting aging houses. The main monument of note is the baroque style Church of Saint Thomas, which also contains a notable 16th century painting of the Virgin Mary and several other important artworks.

As you explore you will also see several other small religious monuments including three chapels and the ruins of a convent.

On the coast north of the village the beach at Lozari, overlooked by the ruins of a Genoese tower, is also part of Belgodere. The beach is very popular and there is significant development around Lozari itself, including a holiday village.

Attractions close to Belgodere

Codole lake, between Belgodere and L'ile Rousse, is a popular leisure lake during the summer months.

The road that heads south from Belgodere (the D71) is a popular tourist route through the Balagne hill villages and back to the coast with a great deal of impressive scenery to enjoy along the way.

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

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Map of Belgodere and places to visit

Places to visit near Belgodere

L'Ile Rousse

L'Ile Rousse

L'Ile Rousse in north-west Corsica is a lively resort town and beach with easy access to many places of interest in the balagne

L'Ile Rousse guide

Sant'Antonino

Sant'Antonino

Sant'Antonino is a pretty village in the centre of the Balagne region. It is sometimes referred to as the 'eagle's nest'

Sant'Antonino guide

Corbara Pigna and Aregno

Corbara Pigna and Aregno

Corbara, Pigna and Aregno are a cluster of pretty hill villages in the Balagne region of northern Corsica

Corbara Pigna and Aregno guide

Montemaggiore

Montemaggiore

Montemaggiore is one of the Balagne villages and from the top of the village has great all round views

Montemaggiore guide

Algajola

Algajola

A small and pleasant resort clustered around a 16th century castle. This is a popular area with cyclists

Algajola guide

Moltifao

Moltifao

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Moltifao guide

Lumio

Lumio

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Lumio guide

Calenzana

Calenzana

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Calenzana guide