Photographer's Note

Jaunt in Brando sequel.

Named BRANDO formerly, CASTELLO (CASTELLU in Corsican language) is a medieval village described by the names of his 4 districts: Chiàlza (comes from an Arab word meaning “mulberry tree”), Ripa (Latin word wanting to say “in cliff edge”, Cascatà (“cascades” or waterfalls) and Forte (with ruins of Brando Fort).
As of the 12th century Forte is the citadel of lords AVVOGARI. To the 14th century, with the formation of the next stronghold of ERBALUNGA by GENOA, the two strongholds delivered a war baited during more than one century. Destroyed, Castello-Brando Castle will be raised by the French in 1558.

Since I am there, to say as much to you that, in the north of Castello are the ruins of 3 villages:
- Fundali (of Latin fundus, “in bottom of a slope”) abandoned at the 17th century and from where one sees Castello Village perched on a cliff of 60 meters with cascade of the Traiéttu River or Traghiettu;
- Grotta (of the Greek kruptê: “underground”) with ruins of a castellu-vecchiu (of the 10th century).
- Serboggiu (known as sometimes SULPOGGIU), hamlet located “under a hill” and given up at the 18th century, between Castello and Silgaggia. The photo watch of the Forte ruins. The POV is since the locality “Parocchia”, in front of the Santa Maria delle Nevi Vault which you can see on this other photograph.

I hope that all the historical and geographical details of this attractive commune are not too tiresome for you to read.

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