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Route des Sanguinaires, 20000 Ajaccio, France
Young and poor, but frequent-flier-mile rich, my wife and I were able to go to Corsica for our first anniversary...Staying with friends always helps...They lived in Ajaccio, (birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte), and at sunset one evening, they took...
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L'Île-Rousse, France
For our first visit to Corsica, friends encouraged us to start in the south- the Michelin-starred stronghold of the island and beachy birthplace of Napoleon. But crisp turquoise water and a mountainous landscape awaited to the north. We began in...
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Bonifacio, France
The limestone cliffs of Bonifacio, create a town unlike any other, dating back to 828 AD, and overlooking the Italian island of Sardinia, seven miles to the South.
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Erbalunga, 20222 Brando, France
One of ninety-one crumbling Genoese watchtowers, which dot the Corsican coast and date back to the early 15th-century, when the island was menaced by pirates.
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Porragia Island, France
On a recent trip to Corsica, I decided to bring my family to the Lavezzi Islands. Accessed by a one-hour ferry ride from the port of Bonifacio, the archipelago is a terrific destination for a day trip. The main island is a natural preserve covered...
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On the last day of my short week in Corsica, I checked out of my hotel in Aleria after breakfast and drove throughout the day all over northern Corsica. I went through Corte and the central mountains, down to Saint Florent on the northern coast,...
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20224 Casamaccioli, France
From a very comfortable base in Casamaccioli (population 100, this is the view from my room) chez Jean-François et Pascale, I followed a breathtakingly beautiful trail up to the top of this peak, the third highest in Corsica. Stunning vistas at...
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07021 Porto Cervo, Province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy
This island lies in the Strait of Bonifacio, between Corsica and the top end of Sardinia. The Strait of Bonifacio is famous among sailors for its notorious weather and fantastic wind. It’s quite an art to navigate around the rocks along the coast....