Visiting Corsica: Making the most of your time there

Visit Corsica

A mountainous Mediterranean island, Corsica is a popular holiday destination for a smaller number of people than most other similar-sized places in the area. Although officially part of France since 1768, this stunning place retains a lot of instantly recognisable Italian culture. Continue reading for our guide to ensuring you make the most of your time in Corsica.

Hire a car

This beautiful little island is not so little when you do not have transport readily available to you. Our advice is certainly to investigate the possibility of hiring a car. This means that you are free to move at your own pace and explore everything there is to offer on Corsica.

The west coast of the island would be the perfect location for a road trip. With spectacular views and a wealth of amazing hidden gems along the way, what is not to like about this suggestion?

Sail the seas

The Mediterranean Sea has so much to offer and what better way to see it than by chartering a yacht? It is always best to organise in advance, so head over to your favoured browser and look up Corsica yacht charter on 12knots.com. With a range of vessels available for various budgets, you are bound to find something perfect for you and your fellow guests.

With 385 miles of coastline and there is so much to explore. A sunset cruise is highly recommended, but daytime ones can be just as intriguing. If you are lucky, you may even be able to spot some of the incredible marine life including dolphins and seals.

Visit the beaches

Corsican beaches are known as the cleanest belonging to France as well as offering amazing views. From pebbled coves to sandy beaches, you will find over 200 places to relax and unwind while on your holiday to this wonderful island. We highly recommend Calvi, the southern section of coast that stretches between Bonifacio and Porto-Vecchi, and the Valinco gulf.

Whether you just like to soak up the sun’s rays and feel the sand between your toes or you like to take a dip into the azure waters, Corsica can give you these with a lovely summer temperature.

Taste the flavours

The cuisine of Corsica is a mix of French and Italian. Traditional meals tend to be rustic and hearty with a lot of love and soul put into them. The fresh seafood is to die for and does not need much doing to it to make it delicious and something you will remember forever. If your accommodation is self-catered, consider visiting one of the fish markets where you will huge piles of everything from lobster to sea urchins.

Local meats are also popular and usually served with dairy products such as ewe’s milk. Chestnuts are also a local delicacy with sweet chestnut tart and doughnuts (beignets) being popular. What’s more, their pigs are fed on chestnut, so the meat is said to have a somewhat nutty taste to it. The fiadone, a cheesecake flavoured with lemon zest, is also worth a try.