Top Attractions in Corsica

The island of Corsica is a region of France that is situated to the south of the mainland in the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Ajaccio, with the main claim to fame of this city being that it was the birth place of the great French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. There is more to Corsica than just Napoleon though so when your bags are packed, your travel insurance in place, and your flights booked get ready to see some of the top attractions in Corsica.

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The Palais Fesch Museum

Palais-Fesch Museum

This museum is home to an impressive art collection that features works from the Early Italian, Roman Baroque, and Neapolitan Baroque schools of painting. There are masterpieces from some famous names on display and this includes the artwork of Botticelli, Titian, and Bellini. Located in Ajaccio, the museum is one of the highlights of the city and a great place to spend time relaxing amid beautiful works of art.

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Iles Lavezzi

Iles Lavezzi

Beach lovers will find this archipelago of small uninhabited islands to their liking. They are located just to the south of Corsica and can be reached by boat from Bonifacio. Beautiful golden sand and tranquil aquamarine water welcome any visitor and provide a chance to enjoy a perfect day at the beach.

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France’s most famous general was born in Corsica

Maison Bonaparte

The Bonaparte family lived in this building from the 17th century onward, with Napoleon Bonaparte spending the early part of his life there. Located in Ajaccio, it is now a museum dedicated to the family and holds many objects associated with Napoleon’s life. It is an impressive piece of Corsican and French history that should be seen by anyone visiting the island.

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Scandola Nature Reserve

Scandola Nature Reserve

This is one of the natural wonders of Corsica and a trip to it by boat provides the opportunity to view some rugged coastal landscapes, as well as some of the reserve’s impressive bird and marine life. Located to the southwest of Calvi, Scandola Nature Reserve is part of the Natural Country Park and a designated World Heritage Site.

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The Bonifacio Citadel

Bonifacio Citadel

This forms the old town of the small village of Bonifacio and is free to enter. It is situated on a rocky promontory overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at the southern tip of Corsica and has a history dating back to the 9th century. The medieval streets and buildings of the Citadel are definitely worth seeing, as are the sea views towards the island of Sardinia.

The Mediterranean climate of Corsica makes it a fantastic destination to enjoy a sunny vacation. There is plenty to see and do on the island that will keep visitors entertained during a stay. The attractions shown above are some of the best to take in while there.

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