The French island of Corsica has a distinctly Italian flavour due to its location just off the coast of both countries. Fabulous beaches, stunning cuisine and a rich historical culture all add to the unique atmosphere of this top destination. Corsica villas offer an ideal base to explore the island at your own base and thoroughly immerse yourself in the culture of the region. Never far from the sea, Corsica villas also offer visitors a stunning view of the rugged, beautiful landscape. From rocky outcrops, sandy beaches, deep ravines with fabulous waterfalls – you will want to capture every inch of this 3,000 sq metre paradise.
If you fancy a self catering holiday, Corsica apartments are the perfect solution. An idyllic home from home, in Corsica a self catering apartment gives you the freedom to take your holiday at your own pace, whether that is relaxing in your apartment and just watching the world go by, or having a base to bundle back to after a full day of visiting one of the many attractions Corsica is famed for. Apartments are ideal for a large family holiday when your agenda can change day to day, or for groups of friends that want to experience the magic of Corsica together.
Accommodation in Corsica
Corsica is a fabulous destination for a family holiday, and self catering whilst here brings the opportunity to make your holiday apartment a luxurious home from home. Accommodation in Corsica is varied enough to cater for all tastes, but the local produce will inspire you to push your culinary skills to a whole new level. All the self catering accommodation in Corsica has everything you’ll need for a stress-free holiday, allowing you to truly experience the essence of this Mediterranean isle during your stay. Simply kick back and relax in one of the many villas, apartments and magnificent Gites in Corsica.
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Corsica is an unspoilt paradise that has escaped much of the urban development seen elsewhere in the Mediterranean, resulting in miles of pristine beaches, acres of lush woodland and hundreds of historic towns and villages that don’t look as if they’ve changed for centuries. Explore its towns and villages and absorb the sights, smells and sounds of a unique culture that combines French and Italian influences. The island is an authentic alternative to the more commercial resorts in the south of France and Italy.
Places to go in Corsica
Corsica is synonymous with scorching hot sun, dazzling white sand beaches and pure turquoise waters - a sun worshipper’s paradise. The South and Northwest are popular destinations, but the island is ringed by hundreds of beaches. Among the islands most famous is Palombaggia, where you can lay back and watch beachgoers or try your hand at water sports. Another popular beach is the secluded Plage de Saleccia, which offers a more peaceful alternative. Behind the beaches the landscape of farmland and woodland climbs progressively higher until it becomes a towering range of snow-capped mountains. Hike along the GR20 trail through the mountain range that runs down the middle of the island or take a boat out to see the towering Calanques de Piana cliffs and their bizarre rock formations. Corsica has not just preserved its natural habitat, but also its culture and heritage. The blend of French and Italian influence is evident in the language, music, art and of course the cuisine.
Our Top Picks in Corsica
We want you to enjoy the best that Corsica has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;
National Museum of the Bonaparte Residence
Look around the modest residence of the man who would later become emperor of France and one of the greatest military commanders of all time. Napoleon's birthplace on the Rue Saint-Charles in Ajaccio is now a museum where you can learn more about the Bonaparte family and examine the rooms in which they lived, including the one where Napoleon was born.
Calanques de Piana
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fiery red cliffs of Calanques de Piana are among Corsica’s most stunning natural features. Plunging hundreds of metres into the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Porto, the jagged sheer cliffs are famous for the peculiar shapes the forces of nature have carved out over millions of years. Explore the scenery on foot along the numerous trails through the area or for a different perspective take a boat tour around the foot of the cliffs.
Plage de Saleccia
For a little taste of paradise head to Plage de Saleccia, half a mile of white sand lapped on one side by crystal clear waters and ringed on the other by lush green vegetation. The area is completely undeveloped with no facilities such as shops so make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks. Spend the day basking in the sun and playing in the sea to your heart’s content.
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