If you are a beach lover, then Corsica is the place for you to vacation. Located north of Sardinia, off the Western coast of Italy, this French territory is perfect for both divers and hikers. Travel to Corsica to enjoy sparkling waters full of sea life and an island with mountains, bays, beaches, valleys, tiny seaside villages, dense forests and hilltop chalets. This Mediterranean hideaway is the perfect escape from reality.
Things Not to Miss in Corsica
• Visit the Fesch Museum. This fine arts museum was created by Napoleon I’s uncle, cardinal Joseph Fesch, and includes an expansive collection of Italian paintings from artists such as Botticelli and Bellini.
• Take a drive to Calvi. The charming city is located on the northwest coast of Corsica. Down the small town’s cobblestone streets, visitors will find plenty of restaurants, shops, and art galleries.
• Hit the beach. Corsica is surrounded by stunning beaches. Grab a spot on the white sand, catch some rays, and take a dip in the cool waters of the ocean.
When to Go to Corsica
Corsica has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot. Winters are moderate, dry, and clear. Because of differences in altitude, Corsica’s climate varies from mountain to valley and coastlines. The North is hotter than the South; the East is wetter than the West. July and August are peak tourist times in Corsica. April, May, June, September, and October tend to be less crowded.