The history of Porto-Vecchio

Porto-Vecchio, city of salt

A famous citadel in the extreme south of Corsica, Porto-Vecchiois one of the most important seaside resorts and the third largest city in Corsica. Portivechju is sheltered on the east coast, in a gulf overhung by the relief of the Ospédale and a wide plain that extends southward. It is called “the city of salt” because since the 18th century, the salt marshes, located at the mouth of the Stabiacciu River, have provided the city with a large source of income with a harvest of over 1000 tons per year. Today, unfortunately, they are no longer exploited, but Porto-Vecchio, sublimated by its paradisiacal beaches, is today a mecca for island tourism.