Corsica, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea

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Corsica is known for its breathtaking landscapes, including pristine beaches, rugged mountains, dense forests, and charming coastal villages. This fairytale island is part of France and is situated southeast of mainland France, west of Italy, and north of the island of Sardinia (Italy).

The coordinates of Corsica are approximately 42.2° N latitude and 9.0° E longitude.

The charm of Corsica lies in its unique blend of French and Italian influences, creating a distinct culture and cuisine. As a tourist, you’ll be treated to picturesque villages perched on hillsides, crystal-clear waters ideal for snorkeling, and warm hospitality that makes every visitor feel like part of the Corsican family.

What language do they speak?

While most of the population in Corsica speaks French, you may encounter Corsican being spoken in more informal and local contexts, particularly in rural areas and smaller communities. Many Corsicans are bilingual, and they may switch between French and Corsican depending on the situation.  In the tourist-centric areas you’ll find more people who speak English.

Why should you visit Corsica?

There are many reasons for you to visit: Beautiful beaches and Coastal Retreats, amazing cuisine, discovering the history of the Greeks and Romans, charming villages, local festivals, and Vibrant Local Markets, to name only a few.

Corsica is the kind of place where you want to immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscapes, hike through rugged mountains, relax on pristine beaches, savor exquisite Corsican cuisine, and embrace the rich cultural tapestry that makes this Mediterranean island a truly enchanting destination.

When planning your trip to Corsica, make sure you include some time to just enjoy the place where you are staying.

Corsica is near to / How to get around

The best way to explore this jaw-droppingly beautiful island is to hire a car.  Renting a car allows you the freedom to explore the island at your own pace. Drive along scenic coastal roads, venture into the mountains, and visit charming villages that may not be easily accessible by public transportation. You are so close to all the beautiful destinations which are simply all worthy of being at the top of everyone’s travel bucket list.  In my opinion, you must simply explore while you are in the area.

Corsica is close to: 

  • Sardinia, Italy: Corsica is relatively close to the Italian island of Sardinia. You can take a ferry from Bonifacio in southern Corsica to Santa Teresa Gallura in northern Sardinia. Sardinia offers beautiful beaches, archaeological sites, and a unique Italian culture.
  • The French Riviera, France: The French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur, is located to the northeast of Corsica. Nice, Cannes, and Saint-Tropez are famous cities in this glamorous and picturesque region. You can take a ferry or a flight to explore the French Riviera’s stunning coastline, luxury resorts, and cultural attractions.
  • Provence, France: If you enjoy charming villages, lavender fields, and vineyards, consider a visit to Provence. You can take a ferry or fly to Marseille and explore the beautiful landscapes and historical sites in this southern region of France.
  • Genoa, Italy: Located to the northeast of Corsica, Genoa is a historic port city with a rich maritime heritage. You can take a ferry from Bastia in northern Corsica to Genoa and explore its historic center, museums, and delicious cuisine.
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Discover Corsica in France a beautiful island and hidden gem to many

How much time to spend

Anything between 3 to 14 days. 

3 – 4 days;  you’ll only see one or two places maybe,  

7 – 10 days will allow for a more comprehensive exploration of the island, including both the coastal and mountainous regions.  It is ideal for a well-rounded experience of Corsica.

14 days is perfect for travelers who want to immerse themselves in the local culture, explore lesser-known corners of the island, and experience both the north and south coasts, as well as various historical sites.

Where to stay

You’ll have the option to stay at beautiful places :

Corsica. France

5-Star Accommodation across Corsica island

Superb Beachfront Hotels

Front row seats to a spectacular view.

5 Things to do in Corsica

1.  Enjoy the local cuisine

Indulge in Corsican gastronomy. Try local specialties such as wild boar charcuterie, Brocciu cheese, chestnut-based dishes, and delicious seafood. Visit local markets to experience the island’s culinary delights.

2.  If you love hiking

Embark on the challenging but rewarding GR20 trail, one of Europe’s most famous long-distance hiking routes.

3.  Explore Bonifacio

Visit the picturesque town of Bonifacio perched on dramatic limestone cliffs. Wander through the charming old town, discover historic sites, and enjoy panoramic views of the sea.

Bonifacio France
Calanques de Piana Corsica

4. Discover Calanques de Piana

Explore the stunning red granite cliffs and rock formations of Calanques de Piana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southern Corsica. The scenery is particularly enchanting during sunset.


5.  Visit the famous Movie site

Explore Corsica like in the movie Tamasha. With Deepika Padukone, Arushi Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Piyush Mishra. A boy meets a girl, in Corsica.  Discover the beauty of this fabulous movie set and the stunning natural beauty of a Mediterranean island.

Take advantage of Corsica’s stunning coastline by exploring it from the sea. Join boat tours, rent a kayak, or take a ferry to discover hidden coves, picturesque bays, and beautiful beaches.