Vico House Rental Photos and Description
3-room flat. Sleeps 5 max., 2 bedrooms, bathroom. Splendid view on the mountains
Guagno, a typical village at a height of 2250 ft. Guagno is set in the middle of pine and chesnut forests, at the foot of Monte Rotondo (8600 ft height).
If you fancy hiking you will find magnificent mountainous landscapes a few hours'walk from there and see the most beautiful glacial lakes in Corsica. But if you are a bit scared by long hikes, you can however enjoy a lot of very nice short walks around the village.
The thermal spa Guagno-les-Bains is 5 mi away. Its sulphurous waters have been famous since the XVIth Century. The water-cure establishment was built at the time of Napoleon III, and it has attractive architectural features. It is a place where rheumatism and skin conditions are treated. The hot spring a Voccia runs in a small building situated 1/2 mi away : it is well known for its beneficial effects to the eyes, throat and skin. You will also be able to see there the large marble bath of Napoleon III's wife, Empress Eugénie who used to come to take care of her skin.
Two level 5-room flat, renovated, semi-detached, in a typical corsican house in a quiet village. Sleeps 5 (maximum).
Living area about 50 m2 (540 sq ft).
Own garden (about 550 m2/660 sq yards), separated from the house by a pedestrian track (entrance 10 yards away).
You can pick cherries on June, plums on July/August, figs, hazels and apples on September.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Joseph Cipriani
I am a retired associate professor of Physics at the University of Paris 6. I live in Guagno some part of the year in a house I have inherited from my father. The rest of the time I live in Paris or I am traveling with my wife.
Joseph Cipriani purchased this house in 2004
Why Joseph Cipriani chose Vico
My mother and grandmother were born in Licciola House. So this house is full of memories to me and it recalls a passed era to me.
What makes this house unique
The thick walls of these old Corsican houses (six feet of granite!) keep the house cool in summer: you have just to close the windows and shutters in the daytime, and open them at night. The nights are actually cool in summer, except when the Sirocco blows, which is extremely rare.
You can relax in the garden and enjoy yourselves with the wonderful sight on the mountains of granite, the GR20 (the famous hike in Corsica) goes near to, or with the barbecue.