Corsica

Towns and Villages of Corsica

Ajaccio

Ajaccio

The ancient capital of Corsica, this substantial city has a pretty harbour and many fine squares and buildings to divert you. The Casa Buonaparte, where it all began for Napoleon, is of particular interest.

Bastia

Bastia

Corsica’s second largest town is famous for being home to Napoleon’s monument. Relax in one of the numerous restaurants overlooking the harbour and sample local produce at the daily market. Don’t forget the kids on the tourist train that takes in most well-known sights, free for under 12s.

Calvi

Calvi

Amazing from a distance and even more delightful from within, this 15th century Citadel overlooks a stunning bay. Stroll around the port before enjoying lunch overlooking the marina.

Porto Vecchio

Porto Vecchio

Sometimes called the St Tropez of Corsica, there’s an elegant marina and a host of fashionable bars and restaurants around the port and old town. You’ll enjoy Porto Vecchio’s charm, historic buildings and fortresses.

St Florent

St. Florent

A busy, attractive seaside town with excellent restaurants, bars and a marina packed with expensive boats. The old town’s quaint little shops, wine bars and houses date back hundreds of years. And for culture vultures there’s a 15th Century Genoese Citadel and Roman-style cathedral.

Vivario

Vivario

Nestled amongst the trees in the high mountains, Vivario is the ideal place from which to enjoy a stroll to the ruins of the Fortin de Pasciolo, with its spectacular views over the Vecchio gorges.