Corsica Off The Beaten Path

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Corsica Off The Beaten Path

  • Watch your step !

    Drive safe and you'll have the chance to visit Piana, you'll appreciate the terrific mountainous roads !The gulf of porto, is registered to the World Inheritance of Humanity by UNESCO, it is really extraordinary. It is surrounded in north by the reserve of Scandula and in the south by the creeks of Piana.

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  • Through the mountains

    We drove the car from a sunny warm Palombaggio to the chill of the mountains, at almost 2500 metres above sea-level

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  • Cap Corse

    Despite its tremendous scenic beauty, Cap Corse, the thumb which sticks out of the otherwise oval island, is one of the least visited regions in Corsica. Something which has most likely to do with the absence of long sandy beaches. But the drive along the Western coast of the cape is absolutely spectacular going through wildly romantic scenery,...

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  • St. Florent

    Located at the south-western end of the mighty Cap Corse, St. Florent is a quiet and very picturesque fishing village in a beautiful setting with pretty harbour promenade, a bit of tourism and a chichi marina.

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  • Sart?ne

    This small town in the south-western part of the island is one of the major inland settlements and well worth a visit. Sartenes beautiful main square is not only a great shady place for a cup of coffee, it's also a viewpoint terrace over the surrounding countryside. A gate leads from the square right into the heart of Sartenes tiny Old Town which...

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  • Corte

    Corte is the only significant inland town and seat of Corsica's only university. And yet, it doesn't appear to be much more than a large village in a beautiful setting below craggy rock faces and above the confluence of three rivers. Just like Bastia, Corte consists of three distinct quarters. The lower part of town is the actual centre where mos...

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  • Beach of Nonza and its messages

    Maybe somebody has left you a message? or maybe you want to leave somebody a message? This beach at the foot of Nonza is the best place for that. I saw many things written with white stones on the gray ground of beach, many nice things :) and the biggest part was written by Italians, the "popolo" which needs to express its feelings :)I didn't have

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  • Nonza

    As I mentioned in my tip "Cap Corse" of places to visit, if you have time, stop at Nonza for visiting it's tower. It's on the high mountain with a splendid views.

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  • Patrimonio

    A little town on the way from Bastia to St.Florent famous for its church seen from the road.We didn't have time to stop there but if you have, please do it :)

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  • Desert of Les Agriates

    Staying in the desert of Les Agriates near town Casta we could enjoy the wildness of this desert - for kilometers and kilometers there was nobody, only various green and brown bushes, flowers, smell of dry ground and hot sun, silent mountains, some passing birds and of course, yellow butterflies! I must admit, it gives some strange sensation - like...

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  • Port of Centuri

    As I mentioned in my tip about "Cap Corse", if you have time it's really great to leave the D80 road and make a little diversion visiting Port of Centuri. The town has some hotels and restaurants, a lovely little port with boats of fishermen as well as a nice rocky shore and a little island near the coast. The water is full of "life" - just...

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  • A little cascade

    Returning from visiting the top of Cap Corse instead of taking our usual road D80 near the shore, after passing Conchiglio we took a little road D33 which went deeper in the mountains and at some point before returning to the road D80 near Canari we found a little cascade near the road. It was a perfect moment to have a stop in the shadow of the...

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  • put on your hiking shoes

    A walk through the Bavella-district. Beautiful scenery and if you're there outside the tourist season you'll hardly see anyone. Even if you're not the walking kind of person, you should just go and take a walk. It can be done by anyone!

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  • Hire a car and go to the mountains

    Hire a car and go to the mountains to the nature reserve and see all the animals and birds,then hava a meal in a restaurant in the mountains .If you want to find a quite beach ,there are plenty if you travel just alittle way along the coast,you will soon discover your own beach.Make a picnic up and go to the mountains and eat it amongst the wild...

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  • Corsica's Answer to Stonehenge

    The Station Prehistorique de Filitosa was inhabited as early as 6,000 BC. At first glance, it may look like a pile of rocks. But on closer inspection there are several granite statues which are believed to have been carved as late as 1,300 BC and probably hundreds or thousands of years before that. In any case, the "menhirs" are mysterious.In this...

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  • The Alzu Plateaux

    The Alzu Plateaux is Well Worth the walk. an incredible piece of flat(ish) land high up in the mountains !! A Great day walk from Corte, there are Foresters huts up here for overnight accommodation or you can continue down to Refuge A Saga !! Up on the Plateaux you can still find operating the old Burgeries -- a piece of Old Corsican Life that is...

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  • In search of " The Arch of Corte " ???

    Having read a guide-book at our hotel, we set of in search of " The Arch of Corte " after several hours of walking and several thousand feet of climbing the weather turned Bad on us and as the hour was getting late we decided to turn back -- Someone once told me that you should Always leave at least one good reason for returning somewhere -- Maybe...

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  • Sartene. This is quite a big...

    Sartene. This is quite a big town that we passed through on the way back from Bonifacio. We stopped here and had a drink at one of the little cafes in the town centre. It was really nice. There was a main square with lots of bars and cafes looking out onto it and there was a lovely atmosphere. Didn't get to see much of the town but would really say...

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Corsica Hotels

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  • Hotel Kalliste Ajaccio

    I only stopped overnight but this small hotel hed every thing you could want, very good location,...

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  • Sud Hotel

    Avenue de la Liberation, Bastia, 20600, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Colomba Hotel

    4-6 rue Simon Varsi, Bonifacio, 20169, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Dominique Colonna

    Vallee de la Restonica BP 83, Corte, 20250, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Santa Maria

    Lieu dit Cisternino, Saint Florent, Corsica, 20217, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Le Pinarello

    Baie de Pinarello, Porto-Vecchio, 20144 , France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Residence SerenAmore

    B.P. 20, Sari-Solenzara, Corsica, 20145, France

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Castel Vecchio

    We had a pleasant stay there although the hotel is not situated in the city centre! But it was a...

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  • Best Western Corsica Hotel Bastia Centre

    The hotel was comfortable for a reasonable price. Good breakfast, spacious silent rooms. I had...

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