An island of cultural and natural marvels, Corsica is an enchanting place!
In the Mediterranean Sea nearly 200 kilometers from the French Riviera lies the island of Corsica. It boasts over 1,000 km of varied coastlines and its numerous rock formations, cliffs, and lakes alternate with its vast, rolling plateaus. Some of the natural wonders of Corsica include the Gorges de la Restonica, the Monte Stello, and the cliffs of Bonifacio.
Although classically Mediterranean and combining elements from both France and Italy, Corsica has its own unique cuisine. Most famous is its charcuterie: richly-marbled coppa, lonzu, prisuttu and figatellu. Fish and seafood are accented with local herbs including oregano, marjoram and mint. Honey and chestnuts are other staple island products. The Corsican clementine, a cross between an orange and a mandarin, is grown on the island’s eastern plain. Wine connoisseurs shouldn’t miss the vineyard tour itinerary across 276 hectares between L’Île-Rousse and Calvi, a delightful wine terroir producing rich, aromatic wines with their own strong identity.
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Source: Adapted from Atout France