Corsica is drenched in drama, while the coastlines are all soft sand and pretty fishing villages, the interior landscapes are full of rugged escarpments, high citadels and jagged gorges. So whether you are an ardent sun worshipper or someone who likes to explore, you will find plenty to enjoy here. The beaches are simply without number and the towns and cities offer a wealth of historic sights and fascinating museums.
If you are travelling a little further afield Corsica is a good destination to head for. It is situated 99 off the southern coast of France but in reality it is closer to Italy than France. It was an Italian territory until the French purchased it in 1768 when it was purchased by France and it still bears Italian influences today.
The island’s coast line 620 miles and a mix of some rugged cliffs and some of Frances most beautiful beaches. Combinati0ons of lovely half moon bays and picture post card perfect fishing villages make this an exciting place to go camping as tourist development has been very low key. Buildings are restricted to a maximum of two stories which means the beaches look really pretty.
Many people regard Corsica as practically perfect as a holiday destination with it’s mountainous interior, wonderful beaches and Mediterranean weather. The local towns and villages blend into the mountainous scenery and the stunning beaches play host to all sorts of water sports from wind surfing to scuba diving.
Much of the island is given over to National Park status which slows the pace of development down. Even the Corsican towns are attractive and are popular with visitors. Walking in the mountains and throughout the national parks is a great way to spend holiday time and there are walks of all levels of difficulty for you to undertake.
As with all regions in France the local cuisine is very special. And focuses on cheeses and salamis with air dried ham called Prisuttu made from pigs fed exclusively on locally grown acorns.