Then there is the harder path that from the inhabited area reaches the Monte delle Penne (6 Km and three hours’ walk), between heather, arbutus berries, ferns and cistus, with Corsica on the horizon and the great Imperial crows in the sky. A must-see stop, along this initerary, is the Stagnone (or Pond), preceded by an asphodel steppe. In April and May it is a beautiful sight. We climb up through the heather and then, suddenly, the Stagnone opens up in front of us, literally concealed by a white spread of water moschatels; on the banks there are reed bushes, a couple of colubers lazing in the sun, and the unmistakable perfume of mint in the air. Bird-watching enthusiasts can take advantage for a long stay and will have many chances to enjoy themselves. Finally, after a steep climb, immersed at times in a strongly-scented garigue, we find the Monte delle Penne, an extraordinary panoramic point from which we can embrace a large part of the island.