Travel south off the French coast, into the Mediterranean and veer sharply east towards Italy and you’ll run into Corsica, France, an island bubbling over with Mediterranean culture that not only combines the best of both Italy and France, but also brings something entirely new to the table. The local culture and customs in Corsica reveal that this island is in many ways its own nation – throughout its thousands of years of history, the relatively brief period of French rule has done very little to take away its native charm, as is the case with some other "French" islands such as Guadeloupe and Martinique, French overseas departments in the Carribbean. Much closer lies the Italian island Sardinia, just a stone's throw away from your Corsica villas, making it the perfect location for a day trip during your holiday.
Get your taste buds tingling with Corsican cuisine
Lovers of food will find restaurants serving a delightful fusion of the native foods with the artful cuisine that puts France on the international map. Bursting from the rich soil of the land, Corsica yields chestnuts, almonds, olives, wines and the herds of sheep, goats and cattle produce some of the finest cheeses in the Mediterranean. These are a must to buy and prepare for dinner in the comfort of your Corsica apartments. Of course, the island nature of Corsica brings forth a rich selection of seafood, including red mullet, various lobsters including monkfish, as well as mussels and oysters and other scrumptious shellfish. Plates are seasonally adorned with fresh fruit from the orchards, and the Corsican vineyards summon forth dazzling, unique and intoxicating flavours.
Corsica holidays - Outdoor sports and relaxing in Corsica accommodation
If you’re here in Corsica for a holiday of outdoor sports, you will discover your second home in the Niolo Region’s Natural Park. Find a guide from your villa to take you up the Cuccia and Calasima mountains – or go on your own. Any of the countless hiking trails will offer a splendid panoramic view of the Corsican forests as well as the purple mountain ranges that provide all of Corsica’s visual drama. Golf enthusiasts will love the Corsican backdrop as they putt away in pristine pleasure in Regino. Bonifacio is a commune in Corse-du-Sud and is also a prime destination for quads as well as golf. Cycling, too, is a prized pursuit in Corsica, as a great number self guided and group tours around the breathtaking coastline happen all throughout the summer. Indeed, one of the best ways to experience Corsica is via the coast. Spend a few days cycling, and you can take on the entire circumference of the island and explore its beaches. After all this excitement and activity, Corsica holiday rental property will give you relaxing evenings to recover.