Southern Corsica: the strength and beauty of a land of character
From Ajaccio to Bonifacio, the south of the island is distinguished by riches, authenticity, and a strong personality. Travelling through this very mixed landscape is an adventure as much as it is a journey.
"On Corsica, I was given life", said Napoleon Bonaparte, future Emperor of the French, who was born in Ajaccio on August 15th, 1769. Nature has endowed Southern Corsica with sumptuous landscapes, where mountains, cliffs, idyllic beaches, and reddish creeks compete for favour. Once you set foot on this magical place, the smells, colours, and tastes always remain anchored in the memory of travellers like yourself looking for breathtaking scenery. Allow yourself to be imbued with Corsica by closing your eyes and letting the distinctive smell of the maquis overtake you; let your eyes get lost in the blue of the bay of Porto-Vecchio or the Lavezzi islands; hear men sing of love in a small picturesque village church in Sartene.
The island offers a multitude of activities to discover and desires to be met. The sporty will gladly plunge into the clear waters of the best beaches of the island, especially at Palombaggia and Santa Giulia, or in the mountains, in the emerald green basins of natural pools. Hikers can discover the many iconic landscapes of Southern Corsica, like the Aiguilles de Bavella or the forest of Ospedale. Wildlife and flora enthusiasts can rent a boat to venture out to the Scandola Nature Reserve; divers can explore the exceptional richness of the seabed, while food lovers taste the diversity of Corsican charcuterie and cheese. As for history buffs, they will tirelessly pace up and down the streets of Ajaccio and then head to Bonifacio, set on imposing cliffs. Beautiful in all seasons, Southern Corsica can be visited any time of the year. Escape to this small Mediterranean paradise, which combines tradition and pleasure in equal measures.
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