Look on a map of Europe, you might see something that you’ve overlooked before. The island of Corsica appears right smack dab between Marseille and Rome. Of course, there is quite a bit of distance between the three places, so it’s not simply a short drive. But, when you stop to think about it, wouldn’t that make a great excursion? But, Why Corsica?
Corsica is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea, known for its stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and rich cultural heritage. Here are some tips for traveling to Corsica:
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Corsica is from May to October when the weather is warm and sunny. July and August are peak season months, so be prepared for higher prices and more crowded beaches.
How to get there: You can fly to Corsica from major European cities or take a ferry from France or Italy. The main airports are Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, and Figari.
Where to stay: There are plenty of accommodation options in Corsica, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. Some popular areas to stay include Calvi, Porto-Vecchio, Bonifacio, and Ajaccio.
What to do: Corsica has something for everyone, from hiking in the mountains to lounging on the beaches. Some popular activities include visiting the historic citadels of Bonifacio and Calvi, hiking the GR20 trail, exploring the beautiful Calanches de Piana, and trying the local cuisine, which features fresh seafood and charcuterie.
Transportation: To explore Corsica, you can rent a car or take public transportation. However, keep in mind that some of the roads can be narrow and winding, so it’s important to drive carefully.
Language and Currency: The official language of Corsica is French, and the currency is the Euro. Most people speak some English.
Safety: Corsica is generally a safe destination for travelers. However, it’s always a good idea to take basic precautions such as keeping an eye on your belongings and being aware of your surroundings.
Overall, Corsica is a beautiful destination that offers plenty of activities for travelers of all ages and interests.
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