New Year 2018 in Corsica: 5 cities to celebrate the arrival of the new year

Capodanno in Corsica

Corsica has a lot to offer even in winter. And the reasons to visit it at this particular time of the year are a lot. And since you are thinking of spending New Year 2018 visiting and discovering new places, here is the island of beauty that becomes the idea you were looking for.

Especially if your destination will be one of these five cities:


1. Ajaccio

Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, is also the first to deserve a mention: it is the city that saw the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte; it overlooks a sea that in winter offers unforgettable sunsets; places like the cathedral, the imperial chapel and the citadel will leave you speechless.

And then, there are still the surroundings to visit: the Scandola Nature Reserve, the archaeological site of Filitosa, Girolata. Finally, you get to New Year’s Eve: the arrival of the new year is usually greeted with the traditional fireworks show on the sea.


2. Bastia

This idea is recommended for those who want to spend an “on the road” vacation. In Bastia there are a lot of things to see, such as the cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, the chapel of Our Lady of Monserrato and San Nicola square. Nearby, there are two highly recommended places:

  • The so-called “Corsica finger”, the peninsula located on the northern coast of the island;
  • The Agriates desert.

These two places would be discovered by motorbike.


3. Bonifacio

It is the city of the white cliffs, of the ancient and fascinating citadel, of the panoramas overlooking the sea. Visiting Bonifacio is recommended for those who want to spend a New Year 2018 dedicated solely to the atmospheres and traditions of the island of beauty. And don’t forget the many small and cozy restaurants where you can taste the delicious Corsican dishes, such as grilled fish, civet de sanglier and bouillarbasse.


4. Calvi

On the northern coast of Corsica you can find what could be considered as the liveliest city of the whole island: Calvi is like a concentrate of spectacular nature, ancient history and many opportunities for fun, given the many clubs of various kinds that animate it, especially in the evening.


5. Villages

With this last idea, actually, what we recommend is an itinerary. The itinerary of the most beautiful Corsican villages: in seven stages, you can immerse yourself in small villages with intimate, suggestive and unforgettable atmospheres, and discover traditions that have remained alive over the years.


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