Corsica is a very popular touristic attraction during summertime. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of France, it is part of this country and its people speak French. But Corsica is much more than just a great place to go to the beach. It is also popular for its cuisine and cities with strong cultural identities. Here are ten reasons why you should make Corsica your next destination.
Stay in Luxury
Holidays are often remembered, in part, by the location where we stay. If you want to be sure that you bring back memories from Corsica, which will make you smile every time you think about your trip, you need to choose between Corsica villa rentals. With a large variety of the most beautiful villas in the Mediterranean, you are bound to find one that’s right for you, your family and friends, if they decide to join you.
Warm and Dry Climate
Corsica’s climate is famous. Although it gets very hot in the summer time, as you move inland, you will find your villa to be comfortably warm and dry. It is France’s region with the most sunshine, throughout the year. That is the main reason why people enjoy heading to this island for vacation.
Whether you prefer sandy beaches or pebbled ones, you will find both on this French island. But whichever one you choose, you are bound to find a unique panorama surrounding it. They are recognizable by their azure water and the clear blue-sky reigning over them.
Wherever you look around you, in Corsica, you will be left speechless by the beauty of nature. Its chains of mountains and elevated coastline are unique and filled with green vegetation. Underneath, you will find crystalline water, gleaming under the sun. You can spend all day taking pictures, without taking one similar from the previous shot.
In the island, there is a park where endangered species are protected. There you will find hoofed mammals, mouflons as well as the Corsican red deer, all species that are almost extinct. This park also provides unique views of the mountains. To get there, you need to take a boat, either from the town of Galéria or Porto.
If you visit Corsica, you need to take some time to tour Filitosa. There, you will find a museum, which explains the archeological findings on the island. There are 16 standing stones (called menhirs in French) that have been carved with human faces. It is quite a sight to see.
The Ancestral Home of Bonaparte
If you are into museums, once you are done with Filitosa, head to Ajaccio. In Corsica’s capital, you will find the home where he was born, which has now been turned into a museum. There, you will understand better his youth, in 18th century France. It is a beautiful trip through time, to uncover one of the greatest rulers of the world, in history.
Everyone wants to bring back a souvenir from their holidays. In Corsica, there is a long tradition of various crafts, such as jewellery-making, pottery and knives, from which you can choose from. Try to catch a performance from a polyphonic choral, while you are there, as well.
The fusion of French and Italian cuisine is simply divine. It is based on locally grown meats, as well as seafood caught around the island. It is all served with generosity.
Finally, any wine amateur will enjoy discovering Corsican wines. Don’t miss out on the Nielluccio (similar to Sangiovese) and the Sciacarello, a grape that is only found on this island.