Deep historical roots
With a history spanning over 5,000 years, experiencing fascinating periods and eras of turbulent existence, Corsica is an island with a rich and diverse history. Today holidaymakers can discover authentic and traditional Corsican roots embedded in everything from the island’s cuisine and character, to its arts and architecture. Wandering around the old streets of Bonifacio and Calvi will transport holiday-makers into a Corsica of old, while polyphonic singing performances and varied music festivals will highlight the island’s expressive culture.
Corsica’s scenic beauty ranges from a glittering coastline and dramatic rock formations, to stunning mountainous landscapes and verdant forests. Exploring this beautiful scenery is one of the most rewarding aspects of a holiday to Corsica, whether that is achieved by lazing on one of the island’s stunning sandy beaches, through taking part in a hike up one of the island’s mountains, or spent with a dose of thrill-seeking on an adventure sport tour.
It is easy to spend a holiday in Corsica relaxing on the sand of an idyllic beach or beside the pool of a hotel or villa, but it would be a shame to embark on a Corsica holiday and not experience the island’s wealth of outdoor adventure opportunities. Hiking is very popular in Central Corsica, with the world-famous GR 20 trail stretching across the island. Climbing, cycling, paragliding and a range of water sports are also popular pastimes for holidaymakers who fancy a little dose of action and adventure during their trip.