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Day 7 – Port de Centuri and chilling at the pool

View from stop between Macinaggio and Centuri

Day 7 – Our holiday is slowly coming to an end but on the other hand, we can look back on a very nice week with many special moments.

Centuri u Portu - old harbour
Centuri u Portu – old harbour

I’m waking up from rain and thunder. Although it is gone past 9am it’s still a bit dark in the bedroom. We had planned an easy and chilled out day for today and decide to stay in bed a little longer. The rain stops eventually and as it clears up we get up and have breakfast (or better lunch) on the terrace.

Old door
Old door

Full of good intention I write a few postcards and have a stroll to the post office, thinking that it might be open until at least 2pm. Nope, only until 11:30… Welcome to Corsica! They’ll now have to wait until we are back home. Before anyone complains, I only send post cards to people that send post cards to me, too. So, have you?

Sentier des Douaniers
Sentier des Douaniers

It is early afternoon when we decide to go to Centuri. Why? It looked nice on the postcards that we had seen the other day. It wasn’t to far and it was on the other side of the island where we hadn’t been yet. The road leading to Centuri is the main coastal road that also passes Macinaggio. The road goes up and down the mountains and offers many wonderful views. We stop half way with a nice view on Barcaggio and Ile de Giraglia.

View from stop between Macinaggio and Centuri
View from stop between Macinaggio and Centuri

Centuri u Portu is just off the main road. We follow a small, old road leading downhill to the coast. The village is not very big and seems to be living from fishing and tourism mainly. It seems as time would have stopped there – it is picturesque and idyllic. A group of classic cars reinforces this impression. We have a stroll through the village and continue along the coast for about half an hour. The path is we follow is another section of the “Sentier des Douaniers”.

When we come return to the village we have a drink at Chez Marc, sitting on a terrace overlooking the harbour – live is good 🙂 Soon we head back and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at the pool.

Michel our landlord invites us for a drink in his garden. He is always friendly and welcoming, knowing a lot about Corsica and able to give advice. We use the opportunity to ask for a good local restaurant for dinner that he could recommend.

View South
View South

We end up going to La Vela d’Doro which is just off the main road and a bit hidden. A real gem! We decide to sit on the terrace and can watch the sunset from there. The food is excellent and its exceedingly good value for money. I can highly recommend it!

At home we enjoy some Corsican wine and cheese in candle light on our terrace. We have come to the end of an amazing holiday! Time to say good bye.

Romantic evening on our terrace
Romantic evening on our terrace

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