A Profusion Of Beauty And Colour
Corsica holidays can be as relaxing, cultural or exciting as you want them to be, lazing in the Mediterranean Sea; this French island is located west of Italy and south-east of France, just above Sardinia. Although in Corsica the main language is French, the Corsicans won't be offended if you try out your Italian, or their own language of Corsican.
The island is a profusion of beauty and colour, with its scorching summer heat but the damper winters ensure that the flora and fauna grows in abundance. With spring being a particularly popular time to visit, especially for keen walkers as the temperatures are more bearable and the scenery outstanding, with breathtaking mountain views and rugged, unspoilt vistas, captivating coastlines, hidden coves and crystal clear waters. The sun beats down on colourful markets and quaint medieval towns.
From Bonaparte To Bastia
Holidays in Corsica give you a choice of four airports to travel to, with Calvi and Bastia to the north and Aggacio or Figari further south. The capital of Corsica, Ajaccio lies to the south-west of the island, and is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France in the early 1800's. Soak up the history of this area while wandering round the charming old streets or relax on the beach in the beautiful bay. Porto Vecchio to the south-east of the island has a distinctly upmarket feel, with stylish shops and an affluent marina, with some of the finest beaches on the island from which to enjoy, windsurfing, water-skiing or snorkelling. Amaze at the architecture of its many churches and medieval walled town. With hotels to suit every budget, and the opportunity to stay at luxurious hotels with no expense spared.
Slightly further south is the beach lover's paradise of Santa Giulia, a spectacular bay with just a handful of bars and restaurants, where you can be left completely at peace to relax and soak up the Corsican atmosphere. To the north of the island is the beautifully undisturbed Erbalunga, offering true Corsican hospitality, with quiet bars, charming scenery and relaxing restaurants serving home made fare, and fresh fish eaten whilst enjoying the views over a beautiful moonlit bay. For a more vibrant resort, then try the main commercial centre of Bastia, a bustling town with a distinct Italian flavour, narrow old streets and a vibrant marina. Bathed in culture there is plenty to discover and again there is accommodation to suit every pocket.