Great history, bounteous and beautiful beaches, wild yet wonderful nature – it’s all found in Corsica. This location offers something to suit everyones taste and to entertain people of all ages. It’s a mountainous Mediterranean island. A French region, with a hint of Italian culture and offers a host of views, from dense forests to coastal towns and geographical diversity.
Choose a range of activities in this city from hiking to the canyon, leisure time on the beach or be eye openingly informed on this cities rich history. With ferries to Corsica regularly you can plan your trip today. Here’s some of the beauties you can behold when you’re there.
Sentier des Douaniers
This is a 19 km coastal path on the most north tip of Corsica. Stroll along its paths and connect with the wildest parts this island has to offer. See a range of spectacles from pink granite, rock sculptures and beautiful bays, or promenade along the coast and enjoy the picturesque view of the sun setting. Spectate waves vehemently crashing against round boulders of rock or perhaps you’d like the more dainty view of the bluebells that line this scenic pathway. There’s an avalanche of nice sites to leave you exhilarated as well as enchanted on your trip.
Located northeast of the island, Bastia is the second biggest city in Corsica and has a host of things on offer when it comes to the traditions and history of the island. Its an untamed, unpolished image of a modern day Corsican city. From busy bays to a range of coloured stone houses, this destination is both hospitable and historic. Visit the Eglise Saint Jean Baptist and see a display of and intricately designed piece of architecture. This church is one of the city’s special landmarks and offers a blissful experience to all with paintings on the ceilings and carvings stretching from wall to wall.
Stupendous rocks and compact vegetation, this Impressive granite summit and its homonymous rivers has an ambient closely depicting the alpines. Take in the views of boulders and quiet green pool waters, trees and mountains. River bathing is possible in some spots, so you can enjoy some skinny dipping, or just have your pack lunches to the ready and indulge in a peaceful picnic amongst naturally beautiful nature. Layback on the river stones and relish a sunbathing experience that’s distinct from that of the beach.
Ajaccio is the capital of Corsica and the port city. Become a Napolean Bonaparte groupie as you view the different sites linked closely with his life. Maison Bonaparte is the ancestral home of Napoleon Bonaparte and has been almost completely owned by family members from 1682 – 1923. Imagine infant Bonaparte’s running across the hardwood floors, or warming up before the burning fireplaces. This is an authentic insight into the early years of Bonaparte. You can also see the 16th century Notre- Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was baptized. It contains paintings by Delacroix and Tintoretto. It’s a medieval catholic cathedral still in action today and remains the symbolic heart of the city. There’s also a range of other sites and activities on offer in this marvelous metropolis.
On the southern tip of Corsica lays this captivating commune. Bonifacio with its sun-bleached houses and glittering harbor can be spotted from a mile away, and is a beautiful port to stop by. Enjoy the clear water and scenic rocks, grab your snorkels and take in the sea life inhabiting this harbor. You can also see the rich history in this city with its prehistoric Araguina Sennola Caves and the Genoese Towers.
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