Things to Do in Corsica
The fashionable southern towns of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio are known for their café culture and yacht-filled marinas. Relax in a sun-filled old town square for lunch and a glass of rosé wine before going shopping or exploring the award-winning Palombaggia Beach.
Head north to visit Napoleon’s birthplace of Ajaccio and the beautiful town of Calvi, situated on a clear blue bay and flanked by stunning mountains and a walled citadel. Enjoy some fresh seafood and head inland to wander the vineyards and orchards of the Balagne.
Diving is also a popular pastime on Corsica, and there are dive centres at most of the main resorts. A particularly impressive site is near Calvi where you can dive down to the wreck of a B-17 bomber, shot down by Messerschmitts after a bombing raid over Verona in February 1944.
Head to the island’s interior to go hiking through mountainside chestnut forests, with the sweet smell of flowers in the air and a spectacular view of the sea below. There are numerous options for walkers and hikers of every level of experience, with some of the more demanding routes taking days to complete.
From pristine family-friendly beaches to romantic getaways and wild Mediterranean landscapes, Corsica’s unique culture and scenery means that there is something for everybody.