Villa Holidays in Corsica
Villa holidays in Corsica are wonderful. The greenest, least discovered, most dramatic island in the Mediterranean, it is blessed with an exceptional climate, and has its own rugged and unspoilt natural beauty, amongst which nestle many of our Corsica villas. The legendary maquis; large dense swathes in the countryside of lavender, rosemary, thyme and myrtle make up much of the inland wilderness. There are wide stretches of uninhabited terrain and beautiful large open spaces among mountains and forests. Staying in one of our Corsica villas will give you a great base from which to go and explore this island of culture and character.
Activities for Villa Holidays in Corsica
Gallop along the kilometres of beaches on horseback for a great way for those on villa holidays in Corsica to experience the amazing seascapes of beautiful soft white sand and turquoise waters. Corsica is also a hikers paradise with plenty of different grades of trails to discover whilst taking in the breathtaking natural flora and fauna. Cycling and diving are also readily available and add a further exciting dimension to your holiday.
Regional Information for Corsica Villas
Although Corsica is politically French, it has its own idiosyncratic atmosphere, and its people are very proud. As the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, you can discover many historical interests near our Corsica villas that stretch back through the centuries. Enjoy a villa holiday in Corsica and appreciate the stunning floral scents, olive groves, and continental, deciduous forests that create a beautiful and balmy natural atmosphere on this Mediterranean island. From our Corsica villas you will be able to take in plenty of chic and palm-lined promenades that pay homage to the French Riviera, whilst enjoying Italian style Mediterranean living.
What to see and do on Villa Holidays in Corsica
Cliff top Bonifacio is a spectacular place to visit while staying in your villa. Situated at the southern tip of the island, the town looks out towards neighbouring Sardinia.
The Fesch museum in the Corsican capital Ajaccio, where we have much choice in the way of Corsica villas, houses a fine collection of Italian art; the most comprehensive collection of Italian paintings outside of the Louvre. Porto Vecchio and Bastia offer lively night life for visitors looking for a party away from their Corsica villas. The watchtowers and fortresses of Bonifacio and Calvi provide breathtaking historical landmarks. All in all, villa holidays in Corsica offer the best of French culture infused with the best of Mediterranean living.
Shopping in Corsica
Local artisans abound in Corsica with plenty of art galleries, pottery shops and glass blowing studios to show for it. Corsica also offers a great variety of gastronomic delights including maquis-flavoured honey, a wide range of chestnut-based products, charcuterie and cheeses. The best place to sample and purchase local produce is at the lively colourful markets in the main towns of L'Ile Rousse, Propriano, Ajaccio and Bastia with stalls selling wonderful produce including fish and seafood, local charcuterie, cheeses, wines, honey and locally grown fruit and vegetables. Interesting clothes are also on sale at these bustling morning markets.
Nightlife in Corsica
Nightlife at coastal resorts is vibrant,although discos will only get packed during June to August. During this time the clubs open up at midnight and keep going into the small hours. In july and August,there are village fetes held in central squares where visiters are welcome.The best entertainment for young people is down on the coast.