Propriano is a place with an eminently tourist vocation. The strong points of the Corsican town are the characteristic port, the pleasure boating, the amenity of the sunny beaches, the bright colors of the sea and the luxuriant vegetation that surrounds it.
The territory of Propriano is also fascinating for its history: a few kilometers north of the town, in fact, stands the archaeological site of Filitosa. Located in the Taravo valley, it was discovered in 1946 by the owner of the land, a certain Charles-Antoine Cesari. It is characterized by the presence of menhirs with human features made between the fourth and second millennium BC.
In Propriano, scholars have also found the remains of some churches and a necropolis from the 6th century: these elements reasonably suggest that a process of Christianization was underway on the island at that time.
Two places to visit absolutely if you stay in Propriano are the nearby village of Sartena (characterized by stone houses and a dense network of alleys), the village of Campomoro and the beach of the same name. Last but not least, the Bagno delle Caldane, a place known for its therapeutic sulphurous waters.
Propriano is known for being the birthplace of the famous Corsican criminal Paul Carbone, whose figure inspired the film "Borsalino" (1970) with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon.