November 28, 2023

Our Guide to Southern Corsica: Top Things to Do

Nestled in the embrace of the Mediterranean, Corsica offers natural wonders, historical …

By A.M.A Selections




Bonifacio | Photo Source: Le Roc e Fiori

Nestled in the embrace of the Mediterranean, Corsica offers natural wonders, historical treasures, and indulgent escapes. If you’re planning a trip to the south of the Isle of Beauty, read on for our guide to the top experiences that can make your visit to this enchanting region truly unforgettable.

Visit Bonifacio

Bonifacio, perched atop white limestone cliffs, invites you on a journey through history. Explore the ancient citadel, steeped in tales of centuries past. For the adventurous, take on the challenge of the Stairs of the King of Aragon—a remarkable cliffside staircase composed of 189 steps, offering panoramic views. If hiking is your passion, the rugged trails along the cliffs and a visit to the Cape of Pertusato are a must.

Palombaggia | Photo Source: Le Roc e Fiori

Go to the beach

On the southeastern coast, Palombaggia unfolds like a pristine paradise, consistently rated one of the best beaches in Corsica and Europe. Feel the soft sand beneath your feet and let the turquoise waters enchant you. Nearby Tamaricciu adds to the coastal allure, promising relaxation in a tranquil setting.

Venture to the southwestern coast and discover Cupabia and Campomoro. These beaches offer a retreat into nature’s splendor, where azure waters meet fine sands and rock formations, creating a picturesque escape.

Lavezzi Islands | Photo Source: E-Ribbing

Explore Lavezzi Islands

Embark on an exclusive adventure by hiring a private boat to Lavezzi Islands, often dubbed the “Seychelles of the Mediterranean.” Just 10 kilometers and a 30-minute boat ride from Bonifacio, these islands boast crystalline waters and unspoiled landscapes, inviting you to bask in the Mediterranean serenity.

Visit Sartene

Sartene stands as a testament to Corsican authenticity. Wander through its charming streets and immerse yourself in the local culture. Sartene is often hailed as the most Corsican of Corsican towns, offering a glimpse into the island’s rich heritage.

Discover archaeological marvels

History enthusiasts will delight in exploring the prehistoric sites of Southern Corsica. Filitosa, Cauria, and Cuccuruzzu unveil the mysteries of ancient Corsica, featuring archaeological remains and artifacts that whisper tales of bygone eras.

Hop on a wine adventure

Delight your taste buds with a visit to Domaine Saparale near Sartene and Domaine Zuria near Bonifacio, where you can discover wines that perfectly capture the essence of Southern Corsica.

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Southern Corsica awaits, promising a tapestry of experiences that blend history, nature, and gastronomy. Immerse yourself in the allure of this Mediterranean gem, where every moment becomes a cherished memory. If you’re looking for a beautiful holiday home to rent, explore our portfolio of luxury villas in Corsica.

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