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.
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.