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La Vasina

La Vasina

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In the past "A Vasina", Lavasina or La Vasina, is a village built there over a century 7km north of Bastia, on the district of BRANDO, near a pebble beach at the mouth of Fiume Arega and location of the ancient town of BLESINUM, existing five centuries BC.

In the center of Lavasina stand the shrine and the Franciscan convent of Our Lady of Lavasina (Santa Maria Natività) from the 17th century, with an unsightly cement tower topped by a statue of the Virgin. It replaced the chapel Madonna della Grazia on the foundations of an ancient Roman religious sanctuary.

This is an important pilgrimage site on September 8, feast of the Nativity of the Virgin. September 7 runs a torchlight procession.

1/05/2012
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Jojo
Autrefois A Vasina, LAVASINA, est un village construit il y a plus d'un siècle à 7km au nord de Bastia, sur la commune de BRANDO, près d'une plage de galets à l'embouchure du fiume Arega et à l'emplacement de l'antique bourgade de BLESINUM déjà existante 5 siècles avant notre ère.

Au centre de LAVASINA se dressent le sanctuaire et le couvent franciscain de Notre-Dame de LAVASINA (Santa Maria Natività) du 17e siècle, doté d'un clocher en ciment peu esthétique surmonté d'une statue de la Vierge. Il a remplacé la chapelle Madonna della Grazia sur les fondations d'un antique sanctuaire religieux romain.

C'est un important lieu de pèlerinage le 8 septembre, fête de la Nativité de la Vierge. Le 7 septembre se déroule une procession aux flambeaux.
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Flying distances - Direct line

Cap Sagro - Bastia

0.9nm
144°
Capo Sagro is located at 11 NM. S Finocchiarola islands. He has a signal station and a semaphore rises N of it.
Mount Merizatodio, 778 m high, is 1.5 MN to W Cape and dominates the immediate area. The village of Erbalunga, situated 1.5 miles SSW of Capo Sagro, stands on the S ...
6 May 12

Isola Capraia

22nm
42°
Capraia is one of the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, on the road between Cape Corsica and Elba. It is an island of 335 inhabitants (the Capraiesi) of the Province of Livorno. It lies 64 km from Livorno, 37 km from Gorgona and 31 km from Corsica. Its area is 19 km2. It has ...
26 Feb 14

Golfe de St Florent

8.7nm
244°
The Gulf of Saint Florent form a large body of water open to the North to NW winds, but sheltered by the mountains Libeccio of Balagne.
Strong wind blows from east sometimes jump off the mountain which is extended by the Cap Corse and a rise in the Gulf chop rather unpleasant.
The ...
6 May 12

Marine d'Erbalunga

1nm
23°
The village of Erbalunga, situated 1.5 miles SSW of Capo Sagro, stands on the S side of a rocky point; an old tower in ruins stands on the extremity of the point.
A prominent convent is situated close N of the village and the isolated belfry of the church at Brando stands 0.8 mile WNW of it.
3 May 12

SAN MARTINO di LOTA

1.7nm
190°
Face à l'île d'Elbe très agréable pour une sortie en mer et une baignade, à quelques minutes du port de Toga Bastia et aussi une partie de pêche au lever du soleil
17 Apr 14

Bastia - Port Toga

2.8nm
189°
Zeer luide discotheek NAAST Uw boot tot 02:00! Price is €90 for a 42ft sailing boat, not cheap at all. Toilet and douches are moderate.
24 Jul 16

Cap Sagro

2.3nm
25°
Located between Marines de Sisco and Erbalunga, this point is well known to divers.
Cape Sagro is an anchorage where the ancient Roman fleet landed the goods for this part of Cap Corse.

This site is of outstanding beauty and it is not unusual to see diving teams of experienced ...
1 May 12

Bastia-Port St Nicolas

3.4nm
189°
Bastia, the principal commercial port of Corse, comprises three separate harbor areas:- Port Saint-Nicholas, in the center, is reserved for commercial operations and is the only harbor accessible to commercial vessels - Vieux-Port, in the S part, is used by fishing vessels and pleasure ...
6 Jul 12

Marine de Sisco

3.2nm
19°
We anchor by 3 to 7 m, in front of the peeble beach.
3 May 12

Bastia - Vieux Port

3.8nm
189°
Its geographical location makes it a safe shelter against the prevailing winds and waves, especially the libeccio, that often blows on the Cap Corse. By east wind there are chop and surf in the outer harbor, that must be considered.

Easy access through an inlet NE, it is recommended ...
2 May 12

Santa Catalina

3.7nm
14°
This old convent overlooking the sea on its rocky promontory, is remarkable before reaching the marine Sisco, a little further south.
3 May 12

Marine de Pietracorbara

4.8nm
We can anchor between 2  and 7 m, in front of the beautiful beach of white sand.
3 May 12
Local Area

Cap Sagro - Bastia

Capo Sagro is located at 11 NM. S Finocchiarola islands. He has a signal station and a semaphore rises N of it.
Mount Merizatodio, 778 m high, is 1.5 MN to W Cape and dominates the immediate area. The village of Erbalunga, situated 1.5 miles SSW of Capo Sagro, stands on the S ...
6 May 12

Cap Corse

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 ...
9 May 12

Corse - Corsica

Corsica
Corsica is a French owned island with a strong sense of identity and pride. Corsica is beautiful, unspoilt and old-fashioned, and with its white sands, mountainous cliffs and transparent water, it is the perfect getaway destination. Although it is strongly influenced by ...
24 Mar 16

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15
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