YOUR CORSICA QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Where is Corsica?
While it would appear on a map that the island of Corsica is closest to Italy, it is a political territory belonging to France. Situated south west from mainland France and just above the Italian island of Sardinia, Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
What's the weather like in Corsica?
The best time to visit Corsica is during the summer months between May and September. The weather at this time is reliably warm, while the days are longer and sunnier. If you want to avoid the heat of July and August, particularly if you plan on hiking the mountains, May, June and September sees cooler weather and less crowds.
What is the capital of Corsica?
The regional capital of Corsica is Ajaccio, which is well worth a trip to the west side of the island when staying on our parks to the east. As the island's largest city, Ajaccio boasts varied architecture, elegant squares and inviting cafés. Fans of sophisticated harbours such as the Côte d'Azur
will relish the chance to explore the city's harbour front while watching the rich and famous come and go on their yachts. Historians will recognise Ajaccio as the birthplace of Napoleon, France's first emperor and military leader.
Where are the best beaches to visit in Corsica?
With 1000km of coastline and 200 beaches to choose from, it can be appealing to narrow your search when it comes to finding the best sands on the island. Corsica's diverse landscape also extends to its beaches, with a wide range of hidden bays, deserted coves, pebble and great surf to be found. We would recommend the beaches of the south, such as wind-protected Rondinara, while Palombaggia beach near the town of Porto-Vecchio is one of the most renowned beaches on the island - and just under an hour's drive from our Sole di Sari