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Corsica Holidays 2016

Bastia Coast Corsica
Bastia Coast, Corsica | Image by Jack80

Ah, to explore Corsica! A Mediterranean Island, located southeast of mainland France and west of Italy, the island is one of 27 regions of France. Formed through volcanic explosions, the island is the most mountainous in the Mediterranean. What’s more, the 1,000km of coastline make it a desirable location for a beach vacation as well.

The Corsican Climate

The favourably warm climate, particularly in the summer, makes this great for a quick and easy getaway from mainland Europe. Temperatures reach 30 C (80 F) with little participation throughout the summer. While winters, are cooler, they’re still warm relative to Northern Europe.

Food in Corsica

When it comes to food, it is not surprising that seafood is a key ingredient in most meals. As well, wild boar and other game animals are quite popular. The back to nature way of living is predominant here, with a focus on local food and products. Shopping at the local markets, country fairs and farms will provide a look into the local lifestyle and an understanding of where the food comes from. Not only are the markets great for finding fresh, natural Corsican products, but they provide a meeting place to get to know the locals with the cosy social atmosphere of the surrounding quaint villages and towns. As the island is made up of more small towns and villages than large cities, the nightlife is limited here. However, that’s not to say that you’ll miss out on some great wines that can be found throughout the island as well.

Things To Do

As for daily activities and things to do, Corsica is a more outdoorsy and active vacation destination compared to those countries that focus on visiting museums and galleries. With the GR20, one of Europe’s most notable hiking trails, the outdoor adventurist will be pleased with this challenging but breathtaking walk. The island has over 120 mountain peaks making for much varied terrain, including the Parc Naturel Regional de Corse (Corsican Regional Natural Park), which covers over 3500 km squared of land and sea. Naturalists will enjoy the natural environment of rich fauna and flora, which provide a diverse outlook into the species living on the island. And for the beach lover, the vast coastline won’t disappoint, with plenty of sandy beaches and crystal clear water, the variety of ocean activities will be sure to keep you occupied.

Don't Miss

Of particular note, the following locations shouldn’t be missed: Calvi Bay, the small fishing village of Centuri, the Calanche de Piana and the Reserve Naturalle de Scandola (which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site), and the Vallee de la Restonica.




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