Travel Info Corsica

Corsica is a wild, rugged, beautiful and unspoiled island. Corsica is only 180 km away from the french Riviera and is referred to as the Mountain in the Sea. Its highest point is Monte Cintu at 8,888 ft. (2710m).

Facts and Figures

Official Name: Corsica
Land Area:      3,352 sq miles (8,682 sq km)
Population:      250,000
Capital:            Ajaccio (60.000)

Sights- and historical buildings in Corsica

Corsica is full of history and hsitoric sites just waiting for tourists to discover them. Ajaccio is Napoleon Bonaparte's birthplace, and the largest town and capital.

Weather in Corsica

The Island has a warm temperate marine climate. From May to October daytime temperatures usually exceed 21 Celsius (70F) however during the summer months temperatures in excess of 35 Celsius (95F) are not unknown. Sub-zero temperatures, while unusual, are not unknown during winter and spring.

How to get to Corsica

To Corsica by Air
There are four airports on Corsica. Ajaccio, the Campo dell Oro Airport is the biggest followed by Poretta Airport, in Bastia. Calvi and Figari are two minor airports. Corsica is well connceted via those airports.

To Corsica by Sea
Several ferry companies have regular trips from France or Italy. Because of its proximity to Italy, the port of Bastia handles most of the corsicas maritime traffic traffic. Other ports on the island include Ajaccio, Calvi, Ile-Rousse, Bonifacio and Propriano.

Corsica is one of the 26 régions of France, strictly speaking Corsica is designated as a "territorial collectivity" by law. As a territorial collectivity, it enjoys greater powers than other French régions, but for the most part its status is quite similar. Corsica is referred to as a "région" in common speech, and is almost always listed among the other régions of France. Although the island is separated from the continental mainland by the Ligurian Sea and is much closer to the Italian than to the French mainland, politically Corsica is part of Metropolitan France. It was once briefly an independent Corsican Republic, until being incorporated into France in 1768. Corsica is of course famed as the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte.

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