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The rain gave way to blue skies of winter. Corte is located has a hub at the center of Corsica. It is a site which has seen many invaders. The city is called by Ptolemy: Talkinon. From the 9th sc, it became a fortress with its rocky outcrop overlooking the valley. The Genoese conquered the 13th sc, then by the Moors.
Vincentellu d'Istria built the eagle's nest in 1419.
The Genoese the recover through Bank of St. George in 1459. The French drove the Genoese to settle for 1553 to 1559. The Genoese came to be still driven by the illustrious condottiere Sampieru Corsu in 1564.
It became the capital of the government of Pascal Paoli in 1755. It passed the Constitution and a University was born.
The picture is a blend of 3 photos by PTgui. We see the citadel of 1419, although the tower is destroyed, and instead, we built a barracks (18th sc). The Church of the Annunciation dated 18th sc.

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