Corse

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"Corsica (; French: Corse, French: [kɔʁs] (listen); Corsica in Corsican and Italian, pronounced [ˈkorsiɡa] and [ˈkɔrsika] respectively) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and politically one of the 18 regions of France. It lies southeast of the French mainland, west of the Italian Peninsula, and immediately north of the Italian island of Sardinia, the land mass nearest to it. A single chain of mountains makes up two-thirds of the island.

The island is an administrative region of France. The regional capital is Ajaccio. Although the region is divided into two administrative departments, Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud, their respective regional and departmental territorial collectivities were merged on 1 January 2018 to form the single territorial collectivity of Corsica. As such, Corsica enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other French regional collectivities, for example the Corsican Assembly is permitted to exercise limited executive powers. Corsica’s second-largest town is Bastia, the prefecture city of Haute-Corse.

Corsica was ruled by the Republic of Genoa from 1284 to 1755, when it became a self-proclaimed Italian-speaking Republic. In 1768, Genoa officially ceded it to Louis XV of France as part of a pledge for debts and in 1769 France forcibly annexed it. Napoleon Bonaparte was a native Corsican, born that same year in Ajaccio, and his ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, is today a significant visitor attraction and museum. Because of Corsica's historical ties to the Italian peninsula, the island retains many Italian cultural elements, and the native tongue is recognized as a regional language by the French government." Wikipedia






Latest Reviews

Bonifacio
4.5

A little crowded and not cheap but well worth the wait to find a mooring and explore the town. Took the steep stairs and cliffside walk overlooking the large cruise liners. Spent a fabulous night ashore eating and drinking.

Bonifacio
4.9

We pulled into the breathtaking cliff-top setting and relaxed in a stunning harbour then went off to explore the narrow streets at the historical heart of the town.

L'Ile-Rousse
4.9

We arrived in the morning on a glorious sunny day and later took a tour to Calvi where our guide led us through the alleyways and cobbled streets before arriving at the Citadel. We then went on to see the Caserne Sampiero. We enjoyed our visit and were very impressed with Rousse.

Bonifacio
4.2

Like stepping back in time to one of the most protected harbours in Europe. A truly stunning place.

Bonifacio
4.2

We stopped here before heading south to Sardinia and were stunned at how pretty the town is but also how steep it is up to the castle and old town, which is amazing.

Ajaccio
4.4

We headed here to shelter from a forecast front coming in. We found Ajaccio to be a pretty town with lots of history.





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Corse Catamarans
1 . Corse Catamarans
2.5

Actor in Nautism in South Corsica for 25 years, we have at heart to transmit our passion: the sea, the sail ... Based in Ajaccio and Propriano, for 15 years, the most beautiful sites of the Corsica...





Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Calvi Marina
1 . Calvi Marina
2.5

Galeria Harbour
2 . Galeria Harbour
2.5

Porto Harbour
3 . Porto Harbour
2.5

Cargese Marina
4 . Cargese Marina
2.5

Ajaccio Old Port Marina
5 . Ajaccio Old Port Marina
2.5

Ajaccio Charles Ornano Marina
6 . Ajaccio Charles Ornano Marina
2.5

Portu Valincu Marina
7 . Portu Valincu Marina
2.5

Figari Bay Marina
8 . Figari Bay Marina
2.5

Bonifacio Marina
9 . Bonifacio Marina
2.5

Port de Cavallo Marina
10 . Port de Cavallo Marina
2.5

Porto Vecchio Marina
11 . Porto Vecchio Marina
2.5

Solenzara Marina
12 . Solenzara Marina
2.5

Port Taverna Marina
13 . Port Taverna Marina
2.5

Bastia Marina
14 . Bastia Marina
2.5

Port de Toga Marina
15 . Port de Toga Marina
2.5

Erbalunga Harbour
16 . Erbalunga Harbour
2.5

Porticciolo Harbour
17 . Porticciolo Harbour
2.5

Santa Severa Harbour
18 . Santa Severa Harbour
2.5

Macinaggio Marina
19 . Macinaggio Marina
2.5

Centuri Harbour
20 . Centuri Harbour
2.5

Saint-Florent Marina
21 . Saint-Florent Marina
2.5

L'Ile Rousse Marina
22 . L'Ile Rousse Marina
2.5

Sant Ambrogio Harbour
23 . Sant Ambrogio Harbour
2.5

Capraia Harbour
24 . Capraia Harbour
2.5

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Top Towns

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Bonifacio
1 . Bonifacio
(Corsica Island )
4.1

A stunning town on the southern coast of Corsica with a long natural channel to the north creating a good natural harbour for centuries.

L'Ile-Rousse
2 . L'Ile-Rousse
(Corsica Island )
3.7

An historic and pretty town on the northern coast of Corsica home to a busy beach a small busy harbour and a busy ferry terminal to Toulon, Marseille, Nice and Vado Ligure.

Ajaccio
3 . Ajaccio
(Corsica Island )
3.4

An historic French city on the western coast of Corsica tucked inside a bay with an old port and marina near the headland. Home to cruise liners and a ferries to Toulon, Marseille, Port Torres, and...

Ciappili
4 . Ciappili
(Corsica Island )
2.5

The southern most village on the island of Corsica along with Sperono.

Sant'Amanza
5 . Sant'Amanza
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small village on the eastern coast of Corsica at the head of a wide natural bay.

Santa Giulia
6 . Santa Giulia
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A holiday resort in the hill-side of the eastern rocky coast of Corsica, home to a large sandy bay popular with mooring yachts.

Piccovaggia
7 . Piccovaggia
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A village on the headland set back from the coast.

Casetta Bianca
8 . Casetta Bianca
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small holiday resort on the south-eastern coast of Corsica close to Porto-Vecchio.

Porto-Vecchio
9 . Porto-Vecchio
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small pretty and historic city at the foot of a large long bay surrounded by mountains. Home to a small marina and a ferry terminal to Civitavecchia, Napoli, Marseille, and Golio Aranci.

Cala Rossa
10 . Cala Rossa
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A beautiful residential village on the tip of a the Porto Vecchio bay on the south-eastern rocky coast of Corsica.

San Ciprianu
11 . San Ciprianu
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A village close to a shallow sandy bay. Also known as Saint Cyprien.

Pinarellu
12 . Pinarellu
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A popular village on the south-eastern coast of Corsica to the north of a sandy beach at the head of a wide bay.

Olmucciu
13 . Olmucciu
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A popular village on the south-eastern coast of Corsica south of a sandy beach.

Tarcu
14 . Tarcu
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small village on the eastern coast of Corsica.

Favone
15 . Favone
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A quiet pretty village around a sandy bay on the eastern coast of Corsica.

Solenzara
16 . Solenzara
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A town on the eastern coast of Corsica on a predominately rocky shoreline next to the mouth of a river. Home to a small busy port.

Lavilanella
17 . Lavilanella
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A holiday resort on the eastern coast of Corsica overlooked by the lush mountain range.

Camp du Cap Sud
18 . Camp du Cap Sud
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small campsite on the eastern coast of Corsica.

Pineto
19 . Pineto
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A long sand bank between the lagoon and the eastern coast of Corsica home to several hotels and private residences.

Bastia
20 . Bastia
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A pretty historic city on the north-eastern coast of Corsica at the neck of a long peninsula and opposite the Toscano Archipelago. Home to a busy old port overlooked by the Citadel and marina to th...

Miomo
21 . Miomo
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A town north of Bastia on the north-eastern rocky coast of Corsica.

Erbalunga
22 . Erbalunga
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A popular village on the north-eastern coast of Corsica and home to a small shallow harbour for local boats.

Marine de Pietracorbara
23 . Marine de Pietracorbara
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small village on a sandy beach bay. Home to several restaurants.

Macinaggio
24 . Macinaggio
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A popular town on the north-eastern side of the peninsula at the north of Corsica. Home to a large busy marina and many restaurants.

Barcaggio
25 . Barcaggio
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small village on the northern tip of Corsica on the west of a large shallow unsheltered bay.

Centuri
26 . Centuri
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A village on the eastern side of the northern peninsula. Situated in a rocky shallow bay home to an old harbour surrounded by several restaurants.

Marine d'Albo
27 . Marine d'Albo
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small village on the eastern coast of the northern peninsula with a wide grey beach on what is otherwise a rocky coastline.

Farinole
28 . Farinole
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small village on the northern coast of Corsica.

Saint-Florent
29 . Saint-Florent
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A popular pretty and historic town on the northern coast of Corsica located at the foot of a large bay created by the long northern peninsula. Home to a large marina overlooked by the Citadel.

Algajola
30 . Algajola
(Corsica Island )
2.5

A small town on the norther coast of Corsica with a sandy beach to the east and a small shallow bay and breakwater to the west.

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