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Its name derives from the Italian term for "bishopric". (Italian: vescovado) According to Lucien Auguste Letteron (a Corsican Historian), the name would originate from the Bishop of Mariana, Opizzu Cortincu (1218-1260 ?) who founded the new village.
French cheesemaker and restaurant owner Michel Pierucci, born in Vescovato in 1966. Involved in the political stage, where he is Director of the Commercial Chamber of Northern Corsica, and on the board of Vescovato's mayor.