Accommodation in Corsica

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Welcome to Corsica

Explore Corsica

Corsica is an island feted for the beauty of its beaches, its mountainous spine, and the Italian decadence of its piazzas. Corsicans are proud and protective of their language and culture and in recent years the island has achieved further autonomy from France.

About Corsica

Corsica is a favourite holiday destination for residents of both Provence and the French Riviera. With its empty beaches, dilapidated shacks, markets and fisherman-run restaurants, it is easy to see why.

  • Corsica has more than 200 beaches.
  • Some groups who claim to support Corsican independence have carried out a violent campaign since the 1970's including bombings and a few assassination attempts.

Find Your Perfect Corsica Apartment

Where to Stay

From its lively towns to its laid-back beach resorts there is a variety of accommodation in Corsica

Where to stay on Corsica is a considered choice. Whether you want the amenities and services of a town or the peace of a laid-back beach resort is entirely your choice. Calvi is one of the biggest towns and a tourist hotspot. There is a multitude of apartments and villas on offer here. Ajaccio is the Corsican capital, located on the west coast of the island. It is sheltered by the wooded northern shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio and has a pretty harbour. It is home to many beaches and rugged coves. An excellent place in which to acclimatise to the Corsican atmosphere. Porto-Vecchio is another breathtaking city on Corsica’s southern coast. It is home to idyllic beaches and has the backdrop of the mountains. The historic Old Town and beautiful marina attract some of Corsica’s most well-heeled tourists.

Things to Do

Corsica has plenty of sandy coves and some of the finest beaches in Europe.

With some of the finest beaches in the world, exploring Corsica's multitude of sandy coves and crystal blue waters is a must for any visitor to the island. On some of the more popular beaches, watersports are available. The majority offer snorkelling and windsurfing and scuba diving is even available. It cost approximately €45-60 to undertake a drive with a qualified instructor. Once the sun begins to fade, there are a host of beachside bars and restaurants to choose from. Because of its rich topography, Corsica is also a popular tourist destination amongst walkers. The GR20 is one of the best known and most difficult of all the Grande Randonnee trails, It takes approximately 17 days to conquer and is best undertaken when the the temperature on the island has cooled in the late spring or early autumn.

Eating and Drinking

Corsican food takes the best elements from two continents

Corsican food is a heady mix of French and Italian influences. The island is famous for its dedication to the chestnut, used liberally in many meals and deserts, and the excellent charcuterie. The majority of the domesticated pigs on the island are released to forage for much of the year. This probably explains why the charcuterie is held in such high regard. Some typical Corsican charcuterie dishes include lonzu, coppa ham, figatellu and saucisson. Canistrelli are typically Corsican pasties sold all over the island. Corsica also produces its own olive oil and many Corsican villages have small shops that sell this delicacy. Corsican nightlife is largely fueled by good wine and locally-brewed beers. Of the local beers, ‘Columbia’ and ‘Pietra’ are the two worth trying that most reflect the Corsican palette. In addition to Corsican dishes, there is a great variety of Italian restaurants on the island that also serve wonderful food.

Getting Around

Corsica is well-connected to both mainline France and neighbouring Sardinia

In total, there are four airports on Corsica - Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari. Apart from Bastia airport, with an hourly bus service to town, the other three have no public transport system to the nearest city. With flights to the island rather expensive, it is often a better option to book a flight to Nice then board a connecting ferry across to Corsica. The easiest and simplest solution from France, is board the Nice to Calvi, I’lle-Rousee, Ajaccio and Bastia service. Here you can enjoy the Corsican coastline and arrive downtown. In addition, there are regular ferries that serve Marseille and Toulon. From Italy, you can reach corsica from Genoa, Livorno, Savona, Naples or Sardinia. Once on the island, there are railway links to Ajaccio and Bastia. Although new railways are under development, the scenery and ambience of these old lines are well worth experiencing.

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Ralf & Melanie
Ralf & Melanie
10 Excellent
September 2016
House with amazing view

What an extraordinary place to stay! Fantastic view, everything is arranged with a charming mix of stylish and vintage. All furnitures and appliances are lovingly selected and placed. It´s a pleasure to use all things to make dinners an...

Axel
Axel
10 Excellent
September 2016
House with amazing view

It was one of the best vacation places we ever staid for vairous reasons: - its amazing view - nothing missing (from kitchen to bathroom) - absolutely clean - attention to the details in every room - wonderful environment - lovel...

marja
marja
8 Very good
August 2016
VILLA - Santa Lucia di Moriani

We have had a very enjoyable stay in Villa Cecchi. Located in a quiet area the villa and its garden and terrace offer ample privacy. The area is very close to a beach with a beach bar / restaurant. A pool wit loungers (not available at t...

Sarah
Sarah
8 Very good
August 2016
Contemporary Flat In The Center

Very convenient location for easy access to port, trains and airport bus stop. Apartment was very clean and tidy and had all the basics we needed for our short stay. The weather was hot when we were there - 35 degrees. There isn't air co...

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