Charming Corsica-Island Of Beauty
With diverse and breathtaking scenery, outdoor sporting activities and unique cuisine, charming Corsica basks in its Mediterranean climate. Situated SE of France, West of Italy and North of Sardinia, Corsica is the 4th largest island in the Med.
- A stunning & unique Mediterranean island
- Incredible authentic villages & towns to explore
- Beautiful beaches & coves
- Famous Hiking Route GR20
A region of France for more than 200 years, it is staunchly proud with an independent soul. It also boasts more sunshine than the rest of France! A popular tourist destination, Corsica has something for all ages and tastes. If you are seeking a traditional beach holiday, want to explore its rugged mountains and see Napoleon’s birthplace, Corsica will weave its magic and have you coming back to its shores again and again...
Start your Corsica holiday:
WHY VISIT CORSICA?
1. Stunning Beaches
With nearly 200 beaches, Corsica has beautiful beaches and coves to suit all tastes. Sandy Calvi’s beach is 6km long while trendy Palombaggia beach is breath taking. Why not join the jet-set in the stunning beaches around Porto Vecchio?
2. Diverse Natural Scenery and Wildlife
Corsica has rugged, granite mountain ranges, dense forests, lush valleys, waterfalls, lakes and rivers. The scented herb scrub, ‘maquis’ will linger with you. Head to Parc Naturel Regional de Corse which protects endangered animals, such as the Mouflon sheep and Corsican red deer.
3. Outdoor activities
Swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and
fishing are all popular. You can take boat trips and even swim in some of the rivers! Horse riding, cycling and rock climbing are also available.
Hiking is very popular. The challenging 200km long distance GR20 route dissects the island. The Mare e Monti routes offer alternative hiking trails in the north and south of the island.
4. Coastal cities and Mountain Villages
The coastal town of CALVI (NW), is famous for its cobbled streets and Roman architecture. Head to the Genoese citadel for amazing views. People flock to its Jazz festival in June. The bustling capital AJACCIO has a rich history and culture. For a large collection of Italian paintings, head to museum Fesch, founded by Napoleon’s uncle, in Ajaccio.
For Napoleon’s birthplace and home head to Rue Saint- Charles, with its museum dedicated to his life. BONIFACIO (Sth), is a spectacular harbour city with sheer limestone cliffs, rich history, ancient buildings and citadel. Only 12 km from Sardinia, it has a strong Italian presence. Spectacular CORTE is the most famous mountainous town. Climb up to the towering citadel built in 1419.
5. Food and Drink
A tantalising blend of Italian, French and Corsican culture creates a unique culinary experience. Fresh, local produce, seafood, locally reared meats, sausages, hams and dairy products are renowned. Brocciu, a cheese mainly made from sheep’s milk, is used in a stunning lemon cheesecake style dessert, fiadore and makes a lovely omelette too. Chestnuts are used to make both a tart and beer! Try wild boar casserole or slow roasted lamb with garlic, rosemary and potatoes. Sip unique Corsican wines made by grape varieties seldom grown outside of the island.
Begin your holiday to Corsica.
Hire a car to fully appreciate the island. Although the roads are winding they are very scenic. It’s possible to circumnavigate the island on the coast road, but this would take several weeks!
When To Go
May to September
Corsica is a 2 hour flight from the UK. Direct flights to Corsica operate during May to September.
There are 4 airports in Corsica: Bastia (NE), Figari (S), Ajaccio (W) and Calvi (NW).