Jutting out of the Med like an impregnable fortress, Corsica resembles a miniature continent, with astounding geographical diversity. Within half an hour, the landscape morphs from glittering bays, glitzy coastal cities and fabulous beaches to sawtooth peaks, breathtaking valleys, dense forests and enigmatic hilltop villages. Holidays in Corsica will therefore be incredibly varied: from hiking and canyoning to working your tan, enjoying a leisurely cruise, delving into the island’s rich history and sampling local specialities.
Though Corsica has officially been part of France for more than 200 years, it feels different from the mainland in everything from customs and cuisine to language and character, and that’s part of its appeal. Locals love talking about their Corsican identity so plenty of engaging evenings await, especially if the holy trilogy of food, wine and melodious Corsican music are involved.
Delicacies of Corsica
This is an excerpt from Lonely Planet's guide to Corsica, highlighting the region's best cuisine. Corsican cuisine owes its distinct characteristics to a host of factors...
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Kayaking in Corsica
Feel like an eco-friendly adventure on the high seas? Grab a kayak and head out onto the Mediterranean...