The village of Pietralba overlooks the Ostriconi Valley. A real gateway of Balagne, it is ideally situated for exploring both the interior of Corsica and the coast.
Pietralba is a community of 500 inhabitants and has a number of essential local services: grocery, bakery, butcher, pizzeria, bar, tearoom, post office and multimedia access point.
The 15 and 16 August are traditionally festivity days: the celebration of Holy Mary and Saint Roch the pattern saint of the village, gives rise to a week of seethe in the village.
The town has a rich religious heritage, architecture and agro-pastoral important: the sheep, and "paillers" rub areas alongside the Holy Mary chapel, St. Michel, St. Jean, St. Lucie and St. Roch's picturesque church.
The ruined village of "E Case Nove" Pietralba overhangs and nearby, the Lumisgiana castle still stands one of its walls.
Many fountains are scattered here and there in nature and little old bridges still exist to help you cross the Ostriconi creek.