Tavera is a commune with 387 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Corse- du- Sud on the island of Corsica.


Tavera is located high above the valley of Gravona on the railway line Ajaccio Bastia at an average altitude of 1116 meters above sea level in the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, 28 kilometers northeast of Ajaccio, the Prefecture of the region of Corsica. The municipality has an area of ​​32.43 square kilometers. To Tavera include five hamlets and a homestead.


When invasions and wars, the population of Tavera fled east into the mountains and founded even a small village called Tavera - Vecchia ( Old - Tavera '), which, however, was abandoned in the 17th century. To 1622 were members of a noble Spanish family after Tavera and left there is a manor house built, the casa alta (, tall house ').

The community Bastelicaccia formed in 1865 from parts of the communities Tavera, Bastelica Eccica -Suarella, Ocana and Tolla. 1866 had Travera still 755 inhabitants. Between 1954 and 1962 the population of Travera decreased from 496 to 288

In the years 1982 and 2002, there were forest fires in the pine woods to the northwest of the town center.

Culture and sights

The parish church of Sainte -Marie is a statue from the 19th century depicting the Virgin Mary into heaven, and 1978 as a monument historique ( historic monument ') was classified.

1961 an anthropomorphic menhir was found, which dates from the end of the Neolithic period or the beginning of the Bronze Age.

Economy and infrastructure

The villages in the south-west of the town center offers a variety of mountain springs and small streams that provide a good watering. This hamlet is surrounded by oak and maquis and are close to a large chestnut forest. Chestnuts are processable on chestnut flour or fed to livestock. In the hamlet Pianu cereals and Common flax is grown, also there are olive trees.

There is a train station and a public primary school in Tavera.


  • Hasan Corso (1518-1556), Bey of Algiers, was born as Pietro Paolo Tavera in Tavera.