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The Ruins of the Orezza Convent

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Situated on the heights of the village of Piedicroce stands the ruins of the former Franciscan convent of Orezza: shut down during the French revolution, it was destroyed in 1943 by the Germans so they could store ammunitions.

It played an important role in the history of Corsica: indeed, this convent is the place where they voted the independence of Corsica and the need to establish a Constitution in January 1735.

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