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Corsica: The Little Stubborn Island

Corsica

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Corsica, a well known, idyllic Mediterranean island paradise, located just above Sardinia off the coast of Italy, has deep, historic ties to Italy and has been part of France since 1769, but its 300,000 inhabitants retain a fierce pride in their own unique culture, including the Corsican language.

Olive groves and quiet villages elegantly fill the slopes and isolated valley, while hiking trails lace oak and pine forests.

Porto Vechhio

Porto Vechhio is a sassy resort that offers a splash of little luxury to those who need it. Often called “the St. Tropez of Corsica,” it can give you plenty of relaxation and great nightlife all in a beautiful setting.

The modern marine area full of activity and there’s a tone of boats and yachts everywhere all year round, while their respective owners and everyone else enjoy their time at quayside restaurants, after checking the once-monthly market.

When you get tired of all the modernity, be sure to check out The Old Town area and its charming old buildings and historical sites.

The beaches

Corsica’s coastline is something to see.

With its amazing sandy beaches and excellent swimming, snorkeling and other water-activity opportunities like kite surfing and windsurfing, it will make you trip worthwhile.

A day at a Corsican beach is definitely something that the doctor ordered, topped with eating tasty gelato and watching the sunset. Can you spell perfect?

Piscia di Gallu

If you’re up for an adventure, tackle one of the numerous walking paths in the Ospedale Forest, and find Piscia di Gallu, a waterfall surrounded by a curtain of mountains.

You’ll also find an adventure park next to the lake where you can try canoeing, quad biking and tree walking. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

Be capital in Ajaccio, the island’s capital

Ajaccio is capital of Corsica, and it can be found on the west coast standing proudly of its clash of Italian and French influences.

It’s full of things to see, like charming restaurants, a harbor filled with colorful fishing boats, architectural gems such as the cathedral, the vibrant market and the Palais Fesch museum.

The Bavella Mountains

The Bavella Mountains are an excellent example of Corsica’s natural beauty. Whether you’re a fan of adrenalin-induced activities or a quiet admirer of nature’s work, this area should definitely be on your to do list.

Drive along the Bavella Pass, take a dip in the rock pools near the coast and see Côte des Nacres or Mother of Pearl Coast, a spot that’s always very popular.