Beautiful village of Taravo, neither in the plain nor in the mountains, Both villages originate from the village of Calcinaghju. Destroyed by the Moors around the fourteenth century, it seems that its inhabitants settled not far from Azilone and Ampaza.
Separated by A Viuara, the two villages are more than 3km apart and yet they form a single entity in time and history. From memory it has always been so.
Both have beautiful houses with pretty porches. One can find the house of Bishop de La Foata, a high noble house in Azilone with inscription and niche.
For a long time Azilone Ampaza, with an agricultural vocation (olive trees, chestnut groves) lived practically in autarky and experienced desertification.
It is not the famous characters that the commune lacks, we will cite Paul Mathieu della Foata. Born August 4, 1817 in Azilone. Appointed Bishop of Ajaccio on August 21, 1877. A talented writer, historian, poet, he composed many works in French, Latin, Italian and Corsican. Author in particular of “Poesie giocose, in lingua vernacola della pieve d’Ornano”.
We will also mention Arthur Giovoni, a resistance fighter from the first hour who was, at the liberation, mayor of Ajaccio.
Today Azilone Ampaza is beginning to emerge from this long sleep that has marked him over the past few decades. The population is growing, many projects and achievements are underway. The town is known for being a high point of the Tour de Corse.