Corsica La Belle
Corsica, nickname l'ile de beauté (the beautiful island), exudes nothing less of exquisite beauty with its charming coastal towns and villages. At the southern tip of the island, Bonifacio’s old town combines both French and Italian flavors, and its natural wonders will make you want to stay on another day. The Gulf of Porto is arguably one of the most beautiful spots on the island, it’s easy to understand why it’s classified a UNESCO world heritage site. Take one of these boat trips in the Porto Gulf to see rock formation up close and how the light dances on the blue water. Stay at Hotel Les Roches Rouges in nearby Piana to step back in time, the view at the hotel will make you imagine being in an old Hollywood movie. In the Haute-Corse, Calvi makes a pleasant base to experience the dolce vita. Hostellerie de l'Abbaye (Montée de l' Abbaye) provides a wonderful stay as charming as it is luxurious. From here, try to visit as many hill-top villages nearby as possible, some of them mentioned in Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, such as Sant'Antonino. At Pigna, linger at A Casarella outdoor restaurant/café, let it seduce you before you move on to the next town.
By Anh-Dai Lu