For spectacular scenery, you can't do better than rugged Corsica. Lying off the southern coast of France in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica charms with its mountains, hills, quaint harbors, and memorable beaches. During its lengthy and fascinating history, Corsica has belonged to both France and Italy, and aspects of both cultures are certainly noticeable. But Corsicans also have developed their very own identity, one which the inhabitants are fiercely proud of.


From Calvi with its proud citadel, to Bastia with its palm-lined streets, Corsica holds many treasures for travelers who want to get off the beaten path.























                                                                                                     (Photo credit: Terence S. Jones, from Flickr)









November 19, 2014

One of the most beautiful and fascinating islands I’ve ever explored? Definitely Corsica. About 110 miles from the south coast of France, Corsica emerges from the deep blue Mediterranean water like a breath-taking apparition. (Particularly if you arrive by ferry.) Here...

September 14, 2014

Corsica is not a low key island. You'll find rocky, dramatic scenery with ocean vistas that will blow your socks off. Apologies for the cliché, but this island paradise has huge stony bluffs, hills where narrow roads turn at impossible angles, and beaches with devastat...

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