Corsica places to visit and attractions

Ajaccio

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One of the largest towns in Corsica, Ajaccio has a lovely harbour and old town to explore

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Algajola

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Algajola is a small historic town with a long sandy beach near Calvi in north-west Corsica

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Bastia

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At the base of Cap Corse, Bastia has something for everyone: a harbour, an old town and citadel, and broad 19th century boulevards

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Bonifacio

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The oldest town in Corsica, Bonifacio is in an exceptional clifftop position to the south of the island

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Calanche de Piana

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The calanche de Piana, red cliffs plunging to the Mediterranean, is one of the most scenic highlights in Corsica

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Calenzana

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Calenzana is a traditional Corsican town with interesting monuments in the Balagne region

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Calvi

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A very popular town with visitors, the resort of Calvi with its citadel also has an extensive beach and an attractive town centre

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Capo-di-Feno

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Capo-di-Feno, west of Ajaccio is home to two of the loveliest beaches in the region: Petit Capo and Grand Capo

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Centuri

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Centuri is a charming fishing port to the far north of Cap Corse

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Col de Bavella

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The Col-de-Bavella is a scenic highlight in the mountains of southern Corsica

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Corbara

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Corbara is an extensive village with interesting churches and chapels in the Balagne region of Corsica

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Corte

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Corte is in the heart of central Corsica, and well placed for hiking and exploring the mountains

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Erbalunga

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Erbalunga is a small and picturesque fishing village in south-east Cap Corse

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Filitosa

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Filitosa is a rare site of prehistoric engraved megaliths, between Ajaccio and Propriano in Corsica

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Gorges de Spelunca

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The Gorges de Spelunca in west Corsica is a lovely river valley that passes through the mountains

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Iles-Sanguinaires

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The Iles-Sanguinaires and the Parata peninsula are a Grand Site of France west of Ajaccio

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L'Ile-Rousse

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L'Ile-Rousse is a busy town and beach resort in the Balagne region of north-west Corsica

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Montemaggiore

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Montemaggiore is a very small village in the Balagne region of Corsica, with a traditional historic centre and an imposing baroque church

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Nonza

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Nonza is a village with a clifftop tower in south-west Cap Corse, Corsica

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North Cap Corse

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The north of Cap Corse has a lovely beach at Barcaggio and the hill village of Rogliano to explore, among other highlights

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Piana

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Piana is a small and very picturesque village, well placed to explore the stunning coastal scenery of western Corsica

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Pigna

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Pigna is a quaint traditional village of artists and musicians in the Balagne, Corsica

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Pino

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Pino is a small village and marina in western Cap Corse, Corsica

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Porticcio

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Porticcio is a beach resort in Corsica to the south of Ajaccio

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Porto

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Porto is a small port town surrounded by the Calanques de Piana, the Scandola Nature reserve and beautiful mountain scenery

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Porto Vecchio

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Beaches are the main attraction in Porto-Vecchio, which is an attractive town and marina and is also close to splendid mountain scenery

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Porto-Vecchio beaches

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The beaches of Palombaggia, Tamaricciu and Santa-Giulia near Porto-Vecchio are among the most beautiful in Corsica

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Propriano

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Propriano is a beach resort and harbour town in south-west Corsica

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Restonica Valley

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The Valley of the Restonica includes the lovely Restonica gorges as well as a hike to Lake Melo and Lake Capitello

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Roccapina

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Roccapina in Corsica is the site of a lovely beach and a panoramic walk

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Saint-Florent

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Overlooked by its 15th century citadel Saint-Florent is a very popular resort with an interesting old town and harbour and easy access to beaches

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Sant'Antonino

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Sant'Antonino is a beautiful village of medieval streets in the Balagne region of northern Corsica

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Sartene

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Probably the most authentic and traditional of the towns in Corsica, Sartene has a myriad of narrow streets to explore

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Sperone beaches

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The beaches of Petit Sperone and Grand Sperone near Bonifacio are among the most lovely beaches in Corsica

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For more information see the Corsica guide