Things to do in Corsica
For those in search of rest and relaxation, Corsica will not disappoint. Just head to one of the wonderful beaches such as the vast, golden Plage de Palombaggia which faces the Îles Cerbicale archipelago, where crested cormorants nest atop the five rocky islets enclosed by a reef. For the more active, hiking in Corsica is a splendid way to see the maquis in bloom and enjoy the sweet scent of flowers hanging in the warm Corsican air. A brief boat ride away lies the Île Lavezzi archipelago, another area of tranquillity carved in granite just waiting to be explored. Those who appreciate the revolutionary legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte will no doubt visit the Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte, his childhood home. Whether you choose a holiday rental in north Corsica in Belgodere, Bravone, Poggio Mezzana or Saint Florent or in the south of Corsica in the popular resorts of Solenzara, Tizzano or Sainte Lucie de Porto Vecchio.
Authentic and expressive Corsican cuisine
Corsicans owe their cuisine to Mediterranean vegetation, balmy weather, and a meat curing craft passed down for generations. The jewel of Corsican charcuterie is the figatellu, a liver sausage made from free-range pigs. Alongside it, the locals enjoy their crumbly brocciu goat cheese, sometimes cooked in a pastry cushion called bastille, all washed down with excellent Corsican wine. But if you like a hearty meal, settle for nothing less than the local sanglier (wild boar), hunted in autumn and winter. And your sweet tooth won't be disappointed with delicious local desserts like the fiadone cheese flan, ambrucciata tart, or canistrelli almond and aniseed biscuits.