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The island of Corsica, which is also known as Corse in Corsican, is located in the Mediterranean Sea, on the western side of Italy. Corsica’s territory belongs to France but its culture, lifestyle, history, traditions and arts beautifully combine a variety of origins. Today, it is comprised of two departments: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud, in Upper and Southern Corsica. This island shows off its beauty that can be observed from each angle.
Tourism is an extremely well developed field in this region, having lush holiday resorts, luxurious hotels and vacation rentals, amazing beaches, a luxuriant vegetation, incredible cliffs that were carefully designed by Mother Nature and amazing mountains. The villages and towns in Corsica are picturesque and hide ancient treasures of the world, but the cities are no less spectacular.
Corsica has a continuous and tumultuous history that is simply fascinating. In the past, when the Ancient Greeks got here, the island received various names. Kalliste was one of them, but references with regards to this specific territory exist for the names Corsis, yrnos, Cernealis or Cirne. The Mesolithic era represents the beginning of a busy timeline. According to archaeological proof, the island was occupied by Carthaginians, Greeks, Etruscans, Romans, Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Byzantines but also Italian and French later on. These were civilizations that left behind many stories that are forever stored into the island’s buildings, monuments, ruins, statues, cliffs and museums. The written historical sources describe detailed events that show the reason why Corsica is still a beautiful, exceptional land.
The tourists who choose this destination will soon realize that it is one of the best choices. This location allows every soul to rest and every mind to reconnect with the body. There are so many attractions that a single trip might not be enough in order to discover all of its beauties. The main landmarks that no one should miss are the Calanche Cliffs which are outstanding red cliffs near the Mediterranean shores, the Natural Reservation of Scandola, Bavella Needles in Zonza, Roccapina Beach, Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra in Calvi, Plage du Petit Sperone in Bonifacio, Tamaricciu Beach in Porto-Vechio, La Plage d’Argent in Coti-Chiavari and the list can endlessly continue.
The shores of Corsica are rich in romantic beaches, pampering sands and story-telling cliffs, which is why these areas are preferred by all of the travellers. Except for the electrifying beaches, Corsica also has historical sites and other attractions to show. Some of the main sights here are the Citadel, Palais Fesch and Musee des Beaux-Arts, Pianu di Livia, Iles Lavezzi, Eglise Ste-Marie Majeure, Terra Vechia, Maison Bonaparte, Gonoese Tower and many other fascinating objectives. Those who want to take this journey to another level, are welcome to boost their adrenalin levels and take boat trips, dive, try canyoning, parachute jumps, sailing, windsurfing, etc.
There are plenty of activities and options for those who want to spend an unforgettable time in the region of Corsica, near the ultramarine waters.