Corsica Travel Books

There are some great books available about Corsica, however there is not one alone that's perfect for all things regarding French Corsica! Therefore one has to carefully select the topic one would like to research/read about the beautiful Mediterranean island. There are excellent books about the history of Corsica like Feuding, Conflict and Banditry in Nineteenth-Century Corsica by Stephen Wilson, fantastic books about the Art and Culture like An Account of Corsica by James Boswell or even books about food from the island like Recipes from Corsica by Rolli Lucarotti

When you buy books about Corsica

Make sure the book is specifically about the island of Corsica or at least it is the main topic of a broader theme (ie included in a book about France). There is nothing more annoying than to buy a book about a specific region but you get just an overview instead of indepth information on the subject of your choice. Make sure that you buy a book that's not too old (published date) because the travel information could be outdated. If possible buy a book that has a lot of pictures of the island. After all you would like to see as much of the place you are going before you arrive to help plan your trip. We collected the (in our opinion) best travel books about Corsica available. I hope you find the selection useful. Happy reading!

Very good travel books about Corsica

Guide: Corsica
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Corsica will lead you straight to the best attractions this unique European island has to offer. Explore its beautiful beaches, ports, and mountains, visit the birthplace of Napoleon, and even discover the wildlife.
Superior comfort and quality at a price less than other foam, inflatable, or bean filled travel pillows. Don't overpay for lesser products you find at airport stores. The perfect companion for vacations, visits, or just lounging at home.
Regional Guide
Lonely Planet Corsica is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to the heart of Corsica and begin your journey now!
Walking Corsica
Stunning photos from Corsica, easy-to-use maps, and all the information you really need. Total of 26 days spent on coastal routes through the rugged mountainous interior and the softer south, along with the exceptional coastal fringe
Includes gentle strolls, urban tours and and serious hikes. Covers culture, history and language. Relaxes on the beaches and hidden bays, takes you through mountain scenery offers an in-depth look at the customs, folklore, and historic aspects of Corsica.


The island has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The natural vegetation is Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrubs. The coastal lowlands are part of the Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests ecoregion, in which forests and woodlands of evergreen sclerophyll oaks predominate, chiefly Holm Oak (Quercus ilex) and Cork Oak (Quercus suber). The mountains are cooler and wetter, and home to the Corsican montane broadleaf and mixed forests ecoregion, which supports diverse forests of oak, pine, and broadleaf deciduous trees, with vegetation more typical of northern Europe on the slopes of the highest peaks.

Naopoleon Bonaparte

Corsica is also the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was born in Ajaccio, into minor Corsican nobility. Corsica was under French control at the time, and Corsican nobles were offered the ability to gain French titles if they could prove their genealogy sufficiently. In an attempt to do so, Napoleon's parents travelled to court in France, and, like many other Corsican nobles, sent their son to school there.

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