Mariana, Corsica

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The Church of Santa Maria Assunta
Roman ruins

Mariana is a Roman site south of Biguglia, in the Haute-Corse département of the Corsica région of south-east France. It lies in the littoral area known as La Marana, near the present town of Lucciana. There are two old churches in the area — the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and San Parteo Church.[1]

History[edit]

It was founded in 93 BC[citation needed] as a military colony. Saint Devota, patron saint of Corsica and Monaco, is said to have been martyred here in 303 AD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rough Guide to France. Rough Guides Ltd. 1 April 2011. p. 979. ISBN 978-1-84836-724-1. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 42°32′21″N 9°29′45″E / 42.53917°N 9.49583°E / 42.53917; 9.49583