Corsica in August: 7 things to know to have a perfect holiday

Corsica in August

Corsica is the destination of your next journey and August the chosen month. And you don’t want to waste your holiday because you’re going there completely unprepared. No problem: to have the perfect journey that you desire, just follow these 7 tips.

 

1. When to go

“Is Corsica crowded?” It’s a frequently asked question. The answer is yes if your holiday will be in the first half of August and if your destination is one of Corsica main cities, such as Ajaccio, Bonifacio, Bastia and Porto Vecchio. If you are looking for a more quiet holiday, you’d better to choose the second half of August.

 

2. How to get there and moving around

The solutions to get to Corsica are two: airplane and ferry.

  • On the island there are four airports (Ajaccio, Figari, Bastia and Calvi) but direct flights from Italy are few and, especially in August, quite expensive.
  • The main ports for ferries to Corsica are Piombino, Livorno, Genoa, Savona and Santa Teresa di Gallura. The departures throughout the day are several, especially during high season.

Once you arrive in Corsica, it is recommended to have a car or a motorcycle.

 

3. Where to stay

It depends on the kind of holiday that you’d like to have. Ajaccio, Bastia and Bonifacio are recommended if you want to stay in a place with several things to do and to see, or if you want to spend a holiday with family. Ile-Rousse and Calvi are quiet place, recommended for beaches and relaxation.

 

4. The most beautiful places

They are several and it’s difficul to have a ranking. We can say that these are considered the 10 most beautiful places of Corsica: see them during a holiday is an unforgettable experience.

 

5. The most beautiful beaches

Palombaggia, Rondinara, Roccapina, Santa Giulia. Maybe you know these names, considering that are four of Corsica most beautiful beaches. Almost all are very crowded during summer, especially Palombaggia and Rondinara.

 

6. Cities to visit

They are several and very large. These are the six Corsican cities to visit:

  • Ajaccio
  • Bonifacio
  • Porto Vecchio
  • Bastia
  • Calvi
  • Ile-Rousse

In the largest towns, you will find all that a vacationer could wish for during a holiday. The smallest towns are recommended for a relaxing journey.

 

7. Traditional dishes

At least, during this holiday in Corsica in August you have to taste Corsica traditional dishes, such as aziminu, agneau Corse and civet de sanglier. There are several restaurants in every city of the island.

 

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