Corsica, in the Mediterranean sea, is an island of France with bizarre landscape. The island is 170 km long and the 2706 meters high Monte Cinto is the highest point. It is famous for the Birth place by Napoleon Bonaparte, the smell of the Maccia, the cork oak forests and the free living wild boars, as well as the long sandy beaches on the eastern side of the island.
You can reach Corsica by airplane or by ferry. We spent already 3 times beautiful holidays there. The island offers more than its famous beaches. In the inner island you can find old villages and cities. From the moved past one sees still the holes of the canons and pistols in the walls of some houses. The grandiose mountain landscape with ravines, mountain brooks, steeply rising rocks reminds of the high mountains.
A trip to the wild and stormy Cap Corse is a must. Grand viewpoints, old towers and the black sandy beaches invite you again and again to a break.
The southern town of Corsica is Bonifacio. From here you can have a spectacular view to near Sardinia and a walk by the citadel lanes highly over the sea is an unforgettable experience.
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