Sartène is located inland, in Southen Corsica, halfway between Ajaccio and Bonifacio. Its history dates back to medieval times and granite buildings from the early 16th century still line some of the streets. One of the main incidents in the town's history was an attack by pirates from Algiers in 1583, after which 400 people were taken away. These attacks continued into the 18th century. It is also where the diabolical Colonel Bozzo-Corona, grandmaster of the criminal brotherhood known as the Black Coats (from Paul Féval's novels) has its headquarters. We didn't see the Colonel, but had a wonderful lunch there in 2018.