From Porticcio to Zicavo, a territory of land and water
Coti-Chiavari, founded in 934, was born from the transhumance, a very old pastoral tradition according to which, in autumn, the herds were led to graze on the "beach". On the low altitude
lands, not far from the sea, with a milder climate. In the spring they would return to their mountain sites -Frasseto, Zevaco, Campo-. Their long, picturesque processions still stretched out along the
post-war paths. The older churches have disappeared, but there are still some very old picturesque houses, including the famous besieged tower, which has been skilfully restored.
The commune located on the gulfs of Ajaccio and Valinco includes two main villages: Coti located in the freshness of an altitude of five hundred meters and Acqua-Doria nestled lower, with a better
sunshine and a more maritime atmosphere as well as a multitude of hamlets still inhabited for the most part.
On the beach side:
20 minutes from the house, in the direction of Porticcio, you will find one of the most famous beaches of the region: Mare e Sole, also called the Silver Beach, extended by the beach of Rupione,
the beach of Verghia is protected and reserved for cows.
The nearest beach accessible by car is Portigilio Beach, 10 minutes away. Accessible by a dirt road (all-terrain car recommended), 10 minutes away, you will find Cala d'Orzu beach and its famous straw hut "Chez Francis". 20 minutes away, in the direction of Serra di Ferro, you will find the wild beach Cupabia.
In half a day, you will enjoy a beautiful walk leading to the Tower of Capo di Muro; the only accessible tower, up to the top, of the region.
In Coti-Chiavari starts the 3rd stage of the Mare à Monti Sud trail to Porto-Pollo and which passes by the beach of Cupabia.
At one hour and a half, in the direction of Bastelica, hike around the Tolla Lake and at the Val d'Eze station, magnificent hike of the Pozzi sheepfolds (4h30 to complete the tour).