Week in Corsica: places to see and things to do during holiday
- Published: 17 March 2015
- Category: Things to Do
First day: Bastia. Starting point of this one week itinerary, on the north coast. Bastia is an ancient city, and the most important things to see are Saint Nicolas square, Romieu garden, Citadel, Ethnographic Museum, Cap Corse, medieval villages such as Pietranera and Erbalunga, Stello mountain.
Second day: Porto Vecchio. Sea and littoral zone are the main attractions of this place on Corsica south coast. Some of Corsican most beautiful beaches are near Porto Vecchio, places such as Rondinara, Palombaggia, Pinarellu and Stagnolu.
Third day: Bonifacio. There are several things to see in Bonifacio, and one day is barely enough to see Marina, Citadel, Aquarium, the Strait of Bonifacio with its white cliffs overlooking the sea between Corsica and Sardinia.
Fourth day: Ajaccio. You will visit one of Corsica main cities, on the west coast of the island. The places to see in Ajaccio in one day are Cathedral, Napoleon’s Home, Imperial chapel, Napoleon’s Museum, Place Foch.
Fifth day: Calvi. It’s an ancient Genoese fortress built on a promontory. Citadel, Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Église Sainte-Marie-Majeure and the beach of Calvi are the main attractions. A city to see especially at night, when it becomes a great jewel.
Sixth day: Ile-Rousse. It’s name means “red island”, and the origin is the color of its cliffs. The lighthouse of Isola di Pietra, Oceanographic Museum, Ginepara beach and Monticello village are the places to visit.
Seventh day: Bastia. You will spend the last day of this one week trip to Corsica in Bastia, and during this day you can visit the several and beautiful beaches in this part of the island.
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