Visit Corsica: here is the idea which you was looking for to travel in Easter

Visit Corsica

The famous old adage reads: Easter with whom you want and Christmas with your parents. An adage that you have every intention of respecting and, in fact, you need a good idea to spend a little trip on the occasion of Easter. Well, the idea you were looking for is Corsica.

Corsica in spring …

… it’s simply perfect for a holiday. In this season, the climate is mild, the unspoiled nature of the island will give you the impression of being there just waiting for you, there is no crowd of tourists that characterizes the high season, prices, both for the trip by ferry both to stay overnight, they are certainly lower. What else could you wish for?


The itinerary

You are planning to leave on Friday afternoon or evening to return home on Easter Monday evening: three full days for this holiday. And in three days you will have the chance to see some of the most beautiful places in Corsica, that is:

  • Old Port;
  • Bonifacio;
  • Ajaccio.

This itinerary offers you a perfect mix of beaches, history and culture. Yes, beaches, which in the spring however, give wonderful views and also some other good idea for the upcoming summer holidays.


The traditions

A trip in Easter is not just the time to visit a destination never seen before but also to discover the most heartfelt traditions linked to this particular time of the year. Traditions like these three, among the most characteristic of the whole island:

  • U catenacciu, held in Sartène on Good Friday;
  • The songs, the lullabies and the procession that take place in Cargèse from Good Friday to Easter Monday;
  • La Granitula, a typical religious procession held in Bastia.


You could adapt the itinerary we gave you earlier in order to include some of these traditions.


The particularity

We have already mentioned it but it’s worth spending a few more words. During u catenacciu of Sartène, a penitent with a covered face carries on his shoulders a cross weighing 37 kilos along a 2-kilometer course. At the end of the rite, the identity of the penitent remains a mystery. A suggestive tradition like few others.


Image source:

Related articles