The 13 Must See Places to See in Corsica
Corsica is all about it’s Remarkable Town, Cliffs and the Sailing
1. You must see the World Hertiage Scandola Nature Reserve with its red rock cliffs. Corsica’s star attraction however these remarkable towns.
This French island is one of the most culturally distinct and must see destinations in Europe. It is the birth place of Napoleon Bonaparte where you can still see his family home today and its beautiful beaches and cliffs, red in the north and white in the south make it a Mediterranean gem. Corsica has 1000 km of coastline and over 200 beaches.
2. Ajaccio – is the capital of Corsica and where you will arrive. It has 50,000 people and is a small and vibrant city. This is where you will find the home of Napoleon Bonaparte and the 16th century Ajaccio Cathedral. Travel north to Cinarca Valley and feel the softness of Tuscany.
3. Basta – is beautiful and ancient, guardian of the Tuscan strait and with its old beautiful harbor
4. Bonifacio – no one can resist this old town which is dazzling white, old alleys and cliffs where you can see the islands of Lavezzi and Cayallo and Sardinia can be seen. It has a history dating back to prehistoric time and it’s 9th century citadel has been the administrative centre for the French Foreign Legion
5. Porto-Vecchio – is the small seaport with it’s marina full of activity. Visit the Bronze Age ruins scattered among the rocky hillsides that border the town.
6. Sartène – is a beautiful village with narrow streets and wonderful little squares to explore. Try the wine and make sure you eat in one of the numerous cafes and restaurants.
7. Calvi – is famous for the persistent tale that Christopher Columbus was born here. It is a hillside outcrop of heritage landmarks that provide wonderful photo opportunities. It’s colorful alleys beautiful beach and imposing Genoese citadel and marina make it the jewel not to be missed.
8. Saint-Florent – is a fishing port with a 15th century Genoese fortress and remarkable Romanesque cathedral and home to the Patrimonio vineyards.
9. Ota – Ota is one of the gems of Corsica. The tiny village is so photogenic.
10. Corte – was once the capital of Corsica. This is a town with beautiful terracotta rooftops in the middle of hillside forests is beautiful. In the old town the 15th century cititdel houses the museum.
11. Golfe de Porto is one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean and another UNESCO site.
12. Cavallo Island is a French Island, very close to the southern tip of Corsica. It’s a private resort and a breathtaking destination for a sailing along the Corsican coasts the famous Emerald coast the luxurious French Riviera.
13. Levezzi Islands - are Unesco World Heritage site, a Natural Reserve, this straight between Sardinia and Corsica is beautiful sailing spot and is protected by the government from development.
See as many of these towns and islands as you can or hang at Corsica’s beautiful beaches, Corsica is a place to relax and enjoy the scenery.