Gulf of Porto: 
Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve (1983)
(Departments of Southern Corsica and Upper Corsica)

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France 2006. Calanche de Piana.

The nature reserve, which is part of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, occupies the Scandola peninsula, an impressive, porphyritic rock mass. The vegetation is an outstanding example of scrubland. Seagulls, cormorants and sea eagles can be found there. The clear waters, with their islets and inaccessible caves, host a rich marine life. 
  • France 2006. Calanche de Piana. Scan by courtesy of Marianne Moreau (Switzerland). 

Located between Ajaccio and Calvi, the Calanche [Calanques de Piana] is probably one of the most extraordinary sites of Corsica. 

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