Situated between France and the Tuscan shore of northwest Italy, Corsica is the island that features an exclusive range of attractions, activities and opportunities of exploration. If you are planning to visit Italy this season, do not forget to visit this beautiful island.

You can consider reaching Corsica either by plane or a hired private yacht service. This amazing island is famous throughout Europe for its mystical charm, tender white sandy beaches, improbable mountainous regions, mesmerizing beauty and marvelous scenery. From the biggest city like Bastia to its’ small remote villages like Vizzavona, this island offers something for every visitor. Check out below how you should prepare your Corsica trip.

Best Things to do in Corsica:

Exploring The Great Outdoors:

The mountain terrain here opens up a host of opportunities for people who want to experience the adventurous part of Corsica. To enjoy some amazing exercise and the surroundings, go for a hike, enjoy horse riding trails and/or cycling. Some other daring activities are skiing in winter, climbing, paragliding and more.

Enjoying Water Activities:

The ocean in Corsica remains at its warmest temperature between May and October and this is the ultimate time when you can make the most out of water activities such as, surfing, jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, sea kayaking, diving and much more. Hire a private charter with us and enjoy all these activities at your own pace.

Exploring Culture and History:

Corsica has its own cultural identity. It includes a fusion of local traditions, French culture and Italian culture as well. All cities and villages in Corsica were built during the Italian period which will give you a taste of the real Italian history that Corsica provides.

Tasting the Range of Wines:

Corsica is famous for producing several types of wines and liqueurs that you must try. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just someone who likes to drink, these detectable grapes will give your taste buds a treat. For a head start, simply choose the local grape variety and go from there. Nielluccio is considered the cuisine of Tuscany's Sangiovese, the white wine from Vermentino is quite popular and the red grapes of Sciacarello make for an amazing red wine.

Celebrating the Arts:

Many of the celebrations in Corsica revolve around the arts scene. Pottery, knifemaking, jewelry-making and musical polyphonic choral singing are still the attraction of many villages.

Top Attractions in Corsica:

Aiguilles de Bavella:

These red-colored granites dominate the Aiguilles de Bavella hill. With steep, sharp points, these mountainous regions make for a beautiful landscape. The peaks of these hills rise above 1600 meters and are also recognized as Asino Horns. The color of the points changes from grey, ochre to golden brown, depending on the position of the sun. This is the best location for walking, climbing and hiking.

Scandola Natural Reserve:

It is situated in the southwest of Calvi making it a most famous Corsican landscape, it is also known as an UNESCO world heritage. The sculpted bedrocks and sweeping bays of the Scandola Natural Reserve make for an incredible sight. With rock formations of red granite, the color, shape, view and beauty are simply breath-taking.

Citadel of Calvi:

This Citadel is an awe-inspiring symbol of the city of Calvi. It has a lot to offer, including a brilliant view of its bastions. After you reach the monumental doorway, there is an ancient palace of the Genoese Governors built in the 16th century. You can also find Chez Tao, the church of the city's guardian angel St. Jean-Baptiste and Tour de Sel.

Best Beaches:

Incredible beaches with bright blue and turquoise waters are ideal for exploration, swimming and snorkeling. Corsica boasts up to 200 majestic beaches which provide the best spots to spend your vacation time. Provided below are some of the most popular beaches, in which you can fill your Corsican vacation with-
  • Calvi Beach
  • Arinella Beach
  • Loto Beach
  • Palombaggia Beach
  • Pinarello Beach
  • Bodri Beach
  • Ostriconi Beach
  • Campomoro Beach
  • Cupabia Beach
  • Rondinara Beach

Best Hotels and Restaurants:

If you are looking for the best hotels with panoramic views, contemporary architecture, luxury, romance, tranquillity and a sublime setting, book your accommodation with any of these hotels - Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa, Hotel Cala di Greco, Hotel Version Maquis Citadelle, Hôtel La Roya, Casadelmar, Les Bergeries de Palombaggia, U Capu Biancu, Hotel La Dimora and La Plage Casadelmar. All of these hotels maintain a sense of the Corsican culture and provide its’ guests with the upmost experience.

Whether you are opting for a beachfront or a hilltop restaurant, there are many options to entice visitors and make them fall in love with the taste of Corsican food. Most restaurants in Corsica offer its’ guests, stunning panoramic views. Octopussy, Auberge de la Restonica, L'Arbousier, Le Piano chez Toinou, Café de la Plage, Le Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa, Le Nicoli, L'Auberge du Pêcheur and A Casa di Anghjulu provide their guests with the best experience of delectable Corsican dishes.

Saying that Corsica has something for everyone wouldn't be an exaggeration. Here at Yacht Charters Italy, we provide you the most out of your Italy vacation by giving you access to the world's finest yacht options to choose from. We can take you to the most contemporary destinations in Italy and its’ nearby remote islands. To customize your itinerary for a particular yacht, feel free to contact us at +1(702)816-6667.