Centuri is a delightful little harbour town on the Cap Corse peninsula. It is on the western side of Cap Corse in between Pino and Ersa. Centuri is one of the more popular and picturesque of the Cap Corse villages and should definitely be included in a tour of the peninsula.

Explore Centuri

The car parking for Centuri is on the edge of town overlooking a group of rocks and an island in the sea. The bay curves round and it is a very pretty spot with a small pebbly beach.

Continue on foot to the harbour on an inlet surrounded on 3 sides by the village and a great selection of cafes and restaurants all looking out onto the harbour. The combination of pastel coloured buildings, water and fishing boats makes this a very picturesque spot. We visited on a sunny Tuesday in May and it was pretty busy and so I imagine in June or July it is very popular.

Centuri harbour

The port is very much a working port and is the busiest on Cap Corse. The daily fresh supplies of fish and lobster mean these restaurants are probably a great choice for a seafood lunch or dinner. There is also a good ice-cream bar where you can sit on the edge of the harbour and enjoy one of the delicious ice-creams.

The town is fairly small but is pleasant to explore with its pastel coloured painted houses and sea views.


Above the village is the medieval looking Chateau de Bellavista. Also above the village is the pretty medieval hamlet of Canelle whose bell tower dominates the village. From here you can get excellent views over Centuri and the sea below. The famous (in these parts anyway) Cipriani family, mentioned by Dante, have their family tomb in Cipriani.

Centui is at the western edge of the 'Sentier des Douaniers', a coastal walk that you can start at Macinaggio. This is a walk of about 8 hours with views out over the sea and the islands.

coastal walk

Places to visit nearby

South of Centuri near to Luri is the Col de Sainte Lucie. From here you can do a half hour walk to the Tour de Sénèque, a 13th century tower, from where you have stunning views over both coasts of Cap Corse.

Another of the highlights of Cap Corse, along with Centuri, is the lovely cliff top village of Nonza with its ruined castle and Genoese tower.

If you are looking for a beach the best one in the area is Barcaggio beach to the north. This pretty beach often has cows doing a spot of sunbathing along with the tourists and locals!

You can find more local travel ideas in the North Corsica guide,

See also Find Centuri hotels

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Map of Centuri and places to visit


Centuri places to visit



Ersa is a picturesque group of villages and a harbour at the northernmost point of Cap Corse

Ersa guide
Northern Cap Corse

Northern Cap Corse

Visit the pretty hilltop village of Rogliano, the coastal village of Macinaggio and the great beach at Barcaggio

Northern Cap Corse guide
Cap Corse

Cap Corse

Cap Corse is the peninsula to the north of Bastia, with tradirtional villages and picturesque coastline

Cap Corse guide


Nonza is a village in an impressive clifftop location in western Cap Corse and overlooked by a ruined genoese tower

Nonza guide


Erbalunga is a pretty coastal village on the eastern coast of Cap Corse

Erbalunga guide


Bastia is a long established port town in Corsica with an attractive harbour and a fascinating old town

Bastia guide