A French island in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica lies near Sardinia to the southeast of France and west of Italy. With some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, if not the world, Corsica’s main tourism draw card is undoubtedly its 1,000km of coastline. There’s far more to see and do in Corsica than swim, sunbathe and snorkel though, from hiking the mountains of Aiguelles de Bavella to exploring the birthplace of Napoleon in Ajacco. A visit to glamorous Porto Vecchio is not to be missed, while Bonifacio is home to incredible views, a historic citadel and picturesque medieval streets. If all that sightseeing leaves you hungry, you’re in for a treat – Corsica offers exceptional French and Italian cuisine. Local delicacies come from both the sea and the mountains, with wild boar and seafood predominant. You must try the local cheeses and charcuterie, while the uniquely flavoured Corsican olive oil and honey make for delicious souvenirs. If you choose self-catering Corsica accommodation, you can also take advantage of the fantastic produce markets that dot the island, not only saving money on dining out but also mingling with the Corsican locals.
When to go to Corsica
Corsica is most popular with tourists in summer, when sun worshippers come to make the most of the hot Mediterranean sun. Spring and autumn are great options for a Corsica holiday too, with warm weather and breathtaking wildflowers and foliage respectively.
Getting to and around Corsica
Tourists can arrive in Corsica via ferries from mainland France and Italy or flights to Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari and Calvi airports. Once in Corsica, public transport options are limited, so driving is your best option if you’re planning to explore different regions of the island.
Renting apartments and villas in Corsica
When choosing Corsica accommodation, villas and apartments offer excellent alternatives to comparatively expensive hotels. HouseTrip a number of self-catering Corsica villas and apartments on offer, many available to book in as little as six clicks. Not only will booking a Corsica villa or apartment save you money, you’ll get space, freedom and privacy too.