Discover the 17 most beautiful places in Corsica

17 most beautiful places in Corsica

Are you searching for a diverse holiday destination in Europe? Let me introduce you to Corsica. This small island will enchant you with majestic mountains, breathtaking beaches, and an authentic culture found nowhere else. After my 14-day road trip in Corsica, I’ve completely fallen in love with this beautiful Mediterranean island. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the 17 most beautiful places in Corsica, hoping you can enjoy this island as much as I did. Every corner of this French paradise has something unique to offer. Whether you love breathtaking landscapes, sun-drenched beaches, or historical treasures, Corsica has something for everyone! So, be surprised and discover the charm of Corsica.

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Corsica, a gem in the Mediterranean Sea

Considering a trip to Corsica? You’re in the right place. I’ve gathered all my knowledge about this beautiful island and shared it in some valuable blog posts. Here, you’ll find comprehensive information about the most beautiful places in Corsica. With each attraction, you can also click further to discover more about the region and what else there is to do in that specific area.

If you’re planning a road trip, make sure to check out my 14-day itinerary for Corsica. Whether you’re searching for the perfect accommodation or the most beautiful beaches in Corsica, I’m here to assist you. Don’t forget to consult my travel tips for Corsica, packed with practical information you should know before heading to Corsica.

Want to learn more about driving in Corsica, finding accommodations, currency matters on the island, and other crucial details for planning your vacation? You’ll find all my tips in my blog post ‘10 Corsica travel tips you need to know before you go’

The most beautiful places in Corsica

Here, you’ll find an overview of the most beautiful places in Corsica, absolute must-see attractions that should not be missing from your itinerary. They are all marked on the attached map. I discuss them by region, so this doesn’t mean the first one is the best and the last one is the least impressive.

Cape Corse 

Cape Corse is a beautiful peninsula located in the northern part of Corsica, extending like a finger into the Mediterranean Sea. Renowned for its impressive cliffs, charming villages, and pristine nature, Cap Corse is a must-visit for those seeking to experience the authentic charm of Corsica.

The dramatic landscape includes steep cliffs rising from the azure blue sea and picturesque coves nestled among the rocks. The winding coastal roads take you through picturesque villages where time seems to stand still.

In addition to its natural beauty, Cap Corse also hosts historical landmarks, including ancient Genoese towers along the coastline as silent witnesses to a rich past.

The best things to do in Cape Corse, Corsica

Choose conveniently located accommodation to easily explore the surroundings. Some recommendations includeHôtel Pineto in Biguglia, Hôtel Casa Mea in Bastia, Hôtel La Dimora & Spa in Saint Florent, and Aethos Corsica located between Saint Florent and Bastia.

1- Bastia 

Bastia, the second-largest city in Corsica, is a historic port town and serves as the main gateway to the island for ferries from France and Italy. The city has a rich history dating back to the 14th century, as evidenced by the well-preserved old town with narrow streets, historic churches, and ancient buildings.

Eglise saint Jean Baptise Bastia, Cape Corse, Corsica
Bastia, Cape Corse, Corsica
Bastia, Cape Corse, Corsica
Bastia, Cape Corse, Corsica

A notable attraction is the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral, an example of impressive Baroque architecture adorned with beautiful frescoes and serving as a vantage point for panoramic views. The old harbor, known as Vieux Port, is the bustling heart of the city, featuring picturesque promenades along colorful houses and numerous restaurants. The lively Place Saint-Nicolas is a meeting point for locals and tourists alike.

Bastia, Cape Corse, Corsica
Bastia, Cape Corse, Corsica
Bastia, Cape Corse, Corsica
Bastia, Cape Corse, Corsica

A stroll through Bastia also provides an opportunity to experience the rich culinary culture of Corsica, featuring Mediterranean influences and unique Corsican flavors. Indulge in the renowned Corsican charcuterie, cheeses, and seafood dishes at cozy eateries. Bastia is not only historical but also vibrant and culturally diverse, hosting annual events such as the Festival de Musique de Bastia that attracts music enthusiasts from around the world. A visit to Bastia is a must during your Corsica trip.

2 – Embark on a mini road trip around Cape Corse

Explore the Cape Corse peninsula via the Route du Cap for a unique experience of both the wild west coast and the picturesque east coast.

Key stops on this day trip include:

Erbalunga

A charming fishing village with an old port and Genoese tower. Stroll through the cobbled streets, taste local dishes in excellent restaurants, and immerse yourself in Corsican culture.

Erbalunga, Cape Corse, Corsica
Erbalunga, Cape Corse, Corsica
Erbalunga, Cape Corse, Corsica
Finocchiarola islands

A notable trio of small islands serving as a bird reserve, hosting a rare population of Audouin’s Gulls. The Finocchiarola Islands are accessible via the customs path from Tamarone Beach.

Finocchiarola islands, Cap Corse, Corsica
Moulin Mattei

Moulin Mattei is an iconic white windmill at the very tip of Cap Corse in Ersa. While not accessible, the climb to the windmill offers breathtaking views of the Tuscan islands and the Italian coast.

Moulin Mattei, Cap Corse, Corsica
Moulin Mattei, Cap Corse, Corsica
Moulin Mattei, Cap Corse, Corsica
Hidden Palazzi of Pino 

Discover the picturesque mountain village of Pino with its rich medieval history. The abandoned houses and impressive villas, funded by American emigrants, add a special charm.

Pino, Cape Corse, Corsica
Nonza en its black beach

Nonza, with its strategic position atop a rock, offers stunning views and hosts a unique dark gray-black beach.

Plage Nonza, Cape Corse, Corsica

The Route du Cap reveals the diverse character of Cape Corse, where rugged beauty and stunning landscapes come together.

3 – Savor local wines on the wine route of Patrimonio

Are you a wine enthusiast? Then, you must explore the wine route of Patrimonio! This route takes you through rolling hills, lush vineyards, and historic villages, providing a unique opportunity to experience the rich wine culture of Corsica.

Patrimonio, Cap Corse, Corsica

Patrimonio is renowned for its distinctive Corsican wines, particularly the globally recognized AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) Patrimonio wines. Here, primarily indigenous grape varieties such as Nielluccio for red and rosé wine, and Vermentinu for white wine, thrive.

Along the Patrimonio wine route, you can visit various wineries and cellars where you can not only enjoy delightful wines but also learn about the wine production process and the history of viticulture in this area. Some reputable estates to visit include Domaine Leccia, Domaine Orenga de Gaffroy and Domaine Arena. For more wineries, you can inquire at the tourist office of Saint Florent.

During your journey along the wine route, you’ll be treated to beautiful landscapes, with vineyards stretching down to the Mediterranean Sea. From Col de Teghime, you can enjoy the most breathtaking views. Along the way, you’ll also encounter the charming village of Patrimonio, with its old streets and stone houses providing an idyllic backdrop for your wine adventure. Don’t forget to make a stop at the cozy open-air restaurant Libertalia Bistro Tropical for a delicious meal.

Col de Teghime, Cap Corse, Corsica
4 – Discover the most unspoiled beaches in Désert des Agriates 

Désert of Agriates, north of Balagne, is not a traditional desert but rather an extensive, rugged plain covered with maquis, low shrubbery, and rocks. It is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers.

Traversing this rough terrain leads you to some of the most remote and paradisiacal beaches in Corsica, such as Plage de Saleccia and Plage de Lotu. These beaches are known for their fine white sand and crystal-clear turquoise water. They are only accessible via hiking trails, by boat, or with a jeep, contributing to the pristine and wild charm of the area.

Plage de Saleccia, Corsica

While these beaches may not be easily accessible, they are definitely worth a day of water fun. From Calvi, you can book various tours to these tropical beaches through GetYourGuide.

Balagne 

Balagne is a beautiful green region stretching between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains. Situated between Calvi and L’Île Rousse, this area forms a semi-circle around the base of the Monte Cinto massif.

It is often referred to as the garden of Corsica due to its fertile soil, olive and vineyards, and historic towns.

In recent years, Balagne has attracted artists, craftsmen, and ecological farmers dedicated to preserving Corsican traditions. In the green hills of Balagne villages, you can still witness the production of local specialties using centuries-old methods.

11 prachtige stadjes in Balagne Corsica

Recommended places to stay in this region are Campo Di Fiori in Calvi, Casa Legna bij Pigna, Hôtel Restaurant Villa Joséphine in LʼÎle-Rousse and Hotel A Piattatella in Monticello.

5 – Discover the most beautiful villages in Balagne

In Balagne, many craftsmen, artists, and farmers open their workshops to the public along the Craftsman’s Route or Strada di l’Artigiani. You can explore various workshops in some of the most beautiful villages of Balagne. Here, I share some of my personal favorite villages, but you can find a more comprehensive overview in the 11 stunning villages in Balagne.

Lumio  

Lumio, located along the coastal road from Calvi to L’Île Rousse, offers a perfect blend of hilly tranquility and coastal splendor. The charming village with narrow cobblestone streets and old stone houses provides breathtaking views of the Gulf of Calvi.

Lumio, Balgane, Corsica

From the central square, you can walk to the abandoned village of Occi for beautiful ruins and a stunning view. For a break at the beach, follow the route to Plage de l’Arinella, one of Corsica’s most beautiful beaches.

Occi near Lumio, Balagne, Corsica
Pigna 

Pigna is known for its many artists and craftsmen. The well-preserved old town features winding cobbled streets, ancient stone houses, and offers beautiful panoramas over olive orchards.

Pigna, Balagne, corsica
Pigna, Balagne, corsica

The cultural heritage resonates in the Centro Culturale di u Poghju, a renowned center for Corsican polyphonic singing.

Sant’Antonino  

Sant’Antonino, perched atop a hill at 500 meters, is one of the oldest villages in Corsica and is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.

The old center exudes charm, and the panoramic viewpoint offers a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding mountains.

Sant'Antonino, Corsica
Sant'Antonino, Corsica
Speloncato  

Speloncato, also an eagle’s nest in Balagne, is perched on a rock at about 600 meters in altitude. The winding alleys lead to the panoramic view from the Cima district, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the Reginu Valley to the sea.

Speloncato, Balagne, Corsica
Montemaggiore  

Montemaggiore, surrounded by green hills, is renowned for its olive production. Visit the ancient olive mill U Fragnu where olive oil is still produced.

In July, the annual olive fair ‘Fiera di l’Alivu’ takes place here. The village offers spectacular views over olive groves and impressive peaks.

Montemaggiore, Balagne, Corsica
6 – Wander through the charming streets of Calvi’s Citadel

Calvi, with its rich history, beautiful landscapes, and charming atmosphere, attracts thousands of visitors annually. The city has a history dating back to prehistoric times but gained prominence in the Middle Ages thanks to the impressive Genoese fortress, the Citadel, towering above the city and the sea.

Calvi, Corsica
Calvi, Corsica
Calvi, Corsica

Another highlight is the picturesque harbor with colorful fishing boats and numerous cafes and restaurants serving local seafood. The expansive Plage de Calvi offers a beautiful beach with clear turquoise water and fine white sand for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The Tramway de Balagne, a beach train between Calvi and L’Île Rousse, stops at 14 beautiful spots along the coastal route. Perfect for when you are looking for a more peaceful beach.

Calvi, Corsica

In addition to natural beauty, Calvi boasts a vibrant culture and a rich culinary scene, with narrow streets, squares, and the Baroque Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral in the old town center. In the summer, the city comes to life with festivals and events celebrating local traditions and culture.

Calvi, Corsica
Calvi, Corsica
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is also an ideal starting point to explore the rest of Corsica. From the harbor, boat trips are available to other beautiful coastal towns and nearby islands, including the Gulf of Porto with attractions such as the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Calanches.

Gulf of Porto 

The Gulf of Porto, located within the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, offers spectacular sights such as the protected Scandola Nature Reserve and the impressive Calanches de Piana with red cliffs rising up to 900 meters.

This region is renowned for its stunning coastlines, rugged cliffs, and green hills, making it perfect for adventurers and nature enthusiasts.

Here, you’ll discover some of Corsica’s most beautiful beaches, surrounded by authentic coastal and mountain towns. Get ready for magical sunsets, where the sun bathes the granite rocks in golden-orange hues!

De mooiste bezienswaardigheden langs de Golf van Girolata, Corisca

You can have a wonderful stay at L’Aiglon in Serriera, Hôtel Capo Rosso near Piana, and ILLA FLAKA Boutique Hôtel Hôtel in Cargèse.

7 – Admire the breathtaking Calanches de Piana

The Calanches de Piana form a spectacular series of red granite rock formations between Porto and Piana, stretching over approximately 2 kilometers. Shaped by millions of years of erosion by wind and water, the red granite cliffs rise from the Mediterranean Sea, resulting in a breathtaking landscape that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Les Chalanches De Piana, Corsica
Les Chalanches De Piana, Corsica
Les Chalanches De Piana, Corsica

You can admire the Calanches de Piana in various ways:

  • By car: The road (D81) from Porto to Piana cuts through the Calanches and offers one of the most beautiful scenic drives. Expect many wow moments, but be mindful of traffic. Along the road, there are designated parking areas to stop and explore the beautiful spots up close or take photos.
  • On foot: For adventurous souls, there are numerous hiking and climbing opportunities to get a closer look at the Calanches de Piana. Various hiking trails are visible from the main road, including a route to Château Fort with a breathtaking panorama over the Gulf of Porto. Another trail starts at Chalet des Roches Bleues and leads to the old mule track between Piana and Ota, offering impressive views.
  • From the sea: For a different perspective, you can admire the Calanches de Piana during a boat trip, often combined with a visit to Scandola and Girolata. Several excursions depart from Porto, Cargèse, and even Ajaccio. Check the offerings on GetYourGuide for more information.

8 – Hike to the secluded fishing village of Girolata

Authentic and charming villages abound in the Gulf of Porto, and Girolata is one of these delightful small fishing villages. What makes Girolata truly unique is that it is located in the heart of the Scandola Nature Reserve, making it not easily accessible. However, this contributes to the authenticity of the village. You can visit Girolata as part of an excursion, often combined with the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Calanques de Piana. Below, you’ll find my favorite tours via GetYourGuide.

An alternative option to visit Girolata is through the Sentier de Facteur hiking trail. This path follows the same route that postmen used to deliver mail to this remote village. The starting point of this approximately 10-kilometer hike is at Col de Croix, where you can park at a small outdoor bar.

This beautiful hiking route takes you along secluded beaches, provides breathtaking views, and offers a good workout. Although it’s not a difficult trail, there are some steep climbs, so make sure to wear proper footwear and bring enough water.

Sentier de Facteur Corsica
Sentier de Facteur Corsica
Sentier de Facteur Corsica
Gulf of Girolata, Corsica

Once in Girolata, you can relax on the beach, where local cows keep you company, or enjoy a delicious local lunch at a nearby restaurant before continuing your walk. Plage de Girolata may not be considered the most beautiful beach in Corsica, but it certainly has one of the most authentic atmospheres and a lot of charm.

Girolata, Corsica
Girolata, Corsica
Girolata, Corsica
Girolata, Corsica

The Sentier de Facteur hike is definitely recommended for those who want to explore the authentic west of Corsica.

9 – Relax amid the impressive Calanques at Plage Ficaghjola

In Piana, you’ll discover one of Corsica’s hidden gems: Plage Ficaghjola, a beautiful beach surrounded by impressive red granite rocks of the Calanques de Piana.

plage Ficaghjola, Corsica

The beach is not easily accessible, but you can drive along a winding road to a parking area and then take a short walk to this enchanting bay with crystal-clear turquoise water. The beach is scattered with impressive rocks. Along the edge of the beach are authentic fishermen’s huts, and the surrounding rocks house various small caves to explore. In short, an idyllic place to relax and swim.

plage Ficaghjola, Corsica
plage Ficaghjola, Corsica
plage Ficaghjola, Corsica

Other beautiful beaches nearby include Plage de Porto and Plage D’Arone.

10 – Hike along the renowned Spelunca Gorge

A few kilometers inland from the coastal town of Porto, you’ll find the charming mountain villages of Ota and Evisa. Between these villages lies the famous Spelunca Gorge, providing a beautiful hiking experience.

Parking your car beyond Ota at the bridge over the D124, you can directly explore the most scenic part of the Gorges de Spelunca. A 40-minute walk takes you to Pont de Zaglia. This well-marked trail offers stunning views and the opportunity to swim along the Porto River.

The path winds through forests and along steep rock walls, with some elevation changes suitable for children as well. From Pont de Zaglia, you can choose to return or continue your hike through a scrubland forest to Evisa. If you want to walk the entire old mule track between Ota and Evisa, it takes about 3 hours one way.

Gorges de Spelunca, Corsica
Gorges de Spelunca, Corsica

South Corsica

In South Corsica, you’ll find well-known cities such as Ajaccio, Bonifacio, and Porto-Vecchio, as well as the impressive Bavella Massif and the most breathtaking beaches on the island.

South Corsica offers a captivating journey with diverse landscapes: lush green hills meet rugged mountains, while enchanting bays and pristine beaches adorn the coastline. This varied environment, along with beautiful cities and charming villages, makes South Corsica a special and unforgettable destination.

De mooiste bezienswaardigheden in Zuid-Corsica

Please note that the East and West coasts of South Corsica are quite distant from each other, and you’ll need to either drive along the coast or traverse through the mountainous interior. Therefore, plan to stay on both parts of the coasts, such as A’mare Corsica at the Southwest Coast or Domaine de Casanghjulina at the Southeast Coast.

Alternatively, opt for a centrally located stay in Bonifacio. Recommended options include Hôtel Version Maquis Santa Manza or Hôtel & Spa Version Maquis Citadelle.

11 – Travel back in time with a visit to Filitosa

Travel back to prehistory in South Corsica and visit the most beautiful archaeological site in the area, Filitosa.

Filitosa Corsica
Filitosa Corsica
Filitosa Corsica
Filitosa Corsica

The site is located on an expansive, idyllic hilly terrain nestled between granite rocks covered with wild olive trees and ferns. The dreamy landscape alone makes a visit to Filitosa worthwhile. The highlight of the site is the prehistoric stone statues and menhirs from the Neolithic and Bronze Age, dating back to approximately 3300 to 1500 BCE. These statues, ranging from human figures to animals, are scattered throughout the site and can be admired along the walking trail.

Filitosa Corsica
Filitosa Corsica
Filitosa Corsica
Filitosa Corsica

According to research, a megalithic population once inhabited this area, creating statues of defeated enemies to adorn hero’s graves. The Torréens, who later displaced them, are said to have used these statues as building materials in retaliation. While this story is not entirely certain, I can confidently say that a visit to Filitosa is truly worthwhile!

Filitosa Corsica
Filitosa Corsica
12 – Visit Corsica’s gem, Bonifacio

Bonifacio, also known as the Gibraltar of Corsica, is located at the southernmost point of the island. Built on cliffs of white limestone high above the sea, this town is considered the most spectacular attraction in Corsica, drawing many visitors.

Bonifacio, Corsica

While Bonifacio has a lot of paid parking spaces, these are often insufficient during the high season, resulting in long queues. My main tip for visiting Bonifacio is, to go as early as possible to ensure a parking spot.

Explore the town by starting in the lower town at the harbor and then ascending to the old upper town (Haute Ville) in the citadel. It’s a steep climb, but the view is well worth the effort! Follow the steps to the left of the citadel leading to Mount Saint Roch for a phenomenal view over the upper town of Bonifacio, and on a clear day, even to the island of Sardinia.

Bonifacio, Corsica
Bonifacio, Corsica

Stroll through the citadel and discover the charming upper town with narrow streets, medieval architecture, boutiques, and cozy bars and restaurants.

Bonifacio, Corsica
Bonifacio, Corsica
Bonifacio, Corsica
Bonifacio, Corsica

A highlight of Bonifacio is the ‘Escalier du Roi d’Aragon’ (King of Aragon’s Staircase), a steep staircase carved into the rocks leading to the sea. This staircase dates back to the 13th century and is surrounded by legends. You can descend the staircase daily with a ticket, but in bad weather, it may be closed due to slipperiness and danger. Unfortunately, I couldn’t experience this, but it’s a reason to come back.

Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, Bonifacio, Corsica
13 – Seek refreshment in the natural springs of Vallée du Cavu

Looking for an adventurous and refreshing excursion for both young and old? Be sure to explore the natural springs in Vallée du Cavu. Enjoy relaxing walks, choose between simple or more adventurous paths, and take a refreshing dip in the natural springs along the way. Canyoning is also possible here.

Natural springs, Vallée du Cavu, Corsica
Natural springs, Vallée du Cavu, Corsica

You can park for a fee at A Tyroliana Park. From here, you can walk to the springs via an unpaved path. At the restaurant Les 3 Piscines, you’ll reach the most popular spring, where you can descend along the rocks for a refreshing swim.

If walking is a bit challenging, you can use a free shuttle service to reach the springs during high season.

For those who enjoy climbing and scrambling, there is also a more adventurous hiking trail along the rocks by the river from the parking lot. Here, you’ll discover beautiful and secluded spots to pause and take a dip. About halfway, you’ll reach the Pont de Marion, a bridge with three arches spanning the valley and the river. Cross over and return via the other side of the bank through the woods. This trail around the springs is approximately 2.9 km.

Natural springs, Vallée du Cavu, Corsica
Natural springs, Vallée du Cavu, Corsica
14 – Spend a relaxing day at Plage de Santa Giulia.

Plage de Santa Giulia isn’t just one of the best beaches in Corsica. It has even received international recognition from UNESCO. With crystal-clear turquoise waters, fine white sand, and some rocks off the coast, it resembles the beaches in the Seychelles.

Plage Santa Guilia, Corsica
Plage Santa Guilia, Corsica

Along the beach, you’ll find many beach bars and clubs with photogenic cabanas, comfortable sun loungers, and cocktail service. Be quick, as these spots are very popular.

For water sports enthusiasts, there’s good news. Here, you can enjoy one of the best sailing and windsurfing schools, offering lessons in English and German, as well as water skiing and diving lessons. You can also rent a boat to explore the other coves nearby.

The beach is easily accessible by car and offers ample parking. On busy days, additional parking spaces are available for a fee of 5 euros for a full day.

Other beautiful beaches nearby include Plage de Palombaggia and Plage Pinarellu.

15 – Wander through the picturesque Porto-Vecchio

Amidst all those beautiful beaches in South Corsica lies the charming coastal town of Porto-Vecchio, a perfect base to explore both the beaches and the mountainous interior.

Porto-Vecchio, which literally means “old port,” has a rich history dating back to Roman times. The historic center, situated on a granite plateau, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and the harbor. Stroll through narrow cobbled streets filled with local boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Enjoy the lively atmosphere in cozy squares and admire the charming pastel-colored houses. Explore historical landmarks such as the 16th-century Genoese citadel. If you want to learn more about this charming town, consider taking a guided walking tour.

Porto Vecchio, Corsica
Porto Vecchio, Corsica
Porto Vecchio, Corsica
Porto Vecchio, Corsica

The harbour, filled with colorful boats, contributes to the Mediterranean allure of the city. Along the coastline, restaurants, boutiques, and cafes invite you to indulge in local cuisine and artisanal products.

Porto Vecchio, Corsica
16 – Admire the impressive Aiguilles de Bavella

Col de Bavella is a breathtaking mountain pass, renowned for its stunning landscapes and pristine nature. At an altitude of approximately 1,218 meters, it provides spectacular views of surrounding mountains, valleys, and sharp granite peaks, including the famous Aiguilles de Bavella that dramatically pierce the sky.

Col de Bavella, Corsica

This is a popular destination for adventurous travelers and nature enthusiasts. Several hiking trails start from here leading to beautiful viewpoints, including the famous GR20. Park at Col de Bavella (for a fee), where most hiking routes begin. Make sure to be prepared with a rain jacket, sweater, sufficient water, and snacks, as the weather here can be unpredictable. Good hiking boots are a must!

For beginners, the shorter hiking route to Trou de la Bombe, covering a distance of 6.3 kilometers, is a good choice. Adventure seekers may opt for the challenging 11-kilometer high-mountain trail, featuring a steep ascent, descent with chains, and breathtaking views.

Col de Bavella, Corsica
Col de Bavella, Corsica

If you prefer not to hike alone, you can also join a guided group hike. In addition to hiking, this region offers many adventurous activities such as canyoning and mountain biking. You can easily spend several days here without getting bored.

Corte 

While Corsica is renowned for its breathtaking coastline, the majority of the island is dominated by rugged yet spectacular mountain landscapes. For those looking to explore these impressive mountains, Corte, centrally located on the island, is the ideal base.

There are beautiful accommodations in Corte, such as Hôtel de la Restonica, Dominique Colonna, Maison San Giovanni and kyrn flor.

17 – Visit the impressive Citadel of Corte

A visit to Corte, the former capital of Corsica, should not be missed on your Corsica itinerary. The city is known for its impressive citadel, which towers above the town and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

A visit to the Citadel is a must, with a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. It served as a crucial military stronghold and is today not only a historical monument but also an architectural masterpiece. Explore the ancient corridors and uncover the history of Corsica. The citadel also houses museums and exhibitions that delve deeper into the culture and history of the island.

Corte Corisca
Corte Corisca
Corte Corisca

Take some time to wander through the charming old town center of Corte with its cozy squares, restaurants, and shops. Furthermore, this beautiful city is surrounded by mountains and valleys, making it a popular base for hikers and nature enthusiasts. You can easily spend more than a day here.

Corte Corisca
Corte Corisca
Corte Corisca
Corte Corisca

This was my overview of the most beautiful places in Corsica. I hope this list inspires you to explore this stunning island. Whether you love nature, adventure, culture, or relaxing on the beach, Corsica has something for everyone.

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Thank you for reading!

Yours truly,

Sarah

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