The sun drenched island of Corsica is a fantastic European holiday destination. Nestled between Italy and France this mountainous land is covered in beautiful forests, vineyards and surrounded by sandy beaches. 1000km of beaches to be precise, giving this amazingly popular get away no shortage of ways to delight, inspire and entertain prospective holiday makers.
Feeling ambitious? Hire a bike and cycle some of the most breath taking mountain landscape you’re likely to find. Choose the path of least resistance and take an easy sightseeing tour to the summit of a gentle hill or contend with the famous Gr20, Corsica’s most foreboding peak. If that sounds a little bit too much like hard work, then perhaps some retail therapy in the sophisticated coastal town of Ajaccio, or even more relaxing, recline and enjoy the soaring temperatures and glittering sea views on one of the many glorious beaches at Calvi. Owned by France, this island is heavily influenced by Italy and the cuisine and language reflect this.
Corsican delicacies are typically cheeses, cured sausages, lamb, rustic breads and in and around the coast line, sea food is common. The island has an abundance of vineyards and as a result the locally produced wines are both delicious and very reasonably priced.
Corsica is at its busiest and most vibrant in the summer months, the resorts buzz with holiday makers and the many restaurants and bars are bustling and friendly. Walking around in the evening deciding which local delicacy to try for dinner, or which wine to sample, is one of the greatest pleasures of a lastminute.com holiday to this largely unspoiled island. To get the best of the Corsican nightlife you’ll find the larger towns have an impressive array of bars to choose from and each village has a little place where you can kick back and indulge in a glass of wine or three. For a more hedonistic evening try Chez Tao in the citadel, a reputed celebrity haunt. Regardless of the experience you are looking for, a holiday to Corsica really has got it all. Families will love its peaceful yet action packed charm, couples will be seduced by its romantic backdrop and groups of friends will love its temperate climate and fun and frivolous approach to life. Whichever way you look at it, Corsica really does showcase the best of the Med.