Cap Corse (Corsica Capicorsu) is a peninsula located north-east of Corsica. Its inhabitants, the Capcorsins, call it "the island within an island" ("l'Isula inde l'Isula").
Cap Corse is a mountain in the sea which was called by the Romans "the sacral promontory." Its strategic position at the center of shipping routes, in a land made popular as evidenced by the many Genoese towers erected along both coasts very contrasting. It is also one of the wildest areas of the island.
Ships coming from the W or NW at first realize the great mountain range which dominates the NW coast of the island. This is the Monte Cino (tip at 2710 m). The Monte Cino extends to the NE to Monte Asto (1535 m).
All anchorages of Cap Corse are bad shelter when the wind is strong.
Le Cap Corse (en Corse Capicorsu) est une presqu'île située au nord-est de la Corse. Ses habitants, les Capcorsins, l'appellent « l'île dans l'île » (l'Isula inde l'Isula). Le Cap Corse est une montagne dans la mer qui fut appelée par les Romains " le promontoire sacré " . Sa position stratégique, au centre des routes maritimes, en fit une terre très prisée comme en témoigne les nombreuses tours Génoises érigées le long des deux côtes très contrastées. C'est aussi une des régions les plus sauvages de toute l'île.
Les navires venant de l'W ou de NW aperçoivent tout d'abord le grand massif montagneux qui domine la côte NW de l'île. C'est le Monte Cinto (point culminant à 2710 m). Le monte Cino s'étend vers le NE jusqu'à Monte Asto (1535 m).
Tous les mouillages du Cap Corse sont de mauvais abris en cas de vent fort.
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The village of Luri is located in the heart of Cape Corse. Particularly
well protected harbor with a jetty semicircular with a depth of 3
meters to 2 meters and the entrance to the pier which is riprapped at
the base. Sheltered from northerly winds, a little ...
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