A Guide To Yachting In Corsica

An Introduction To Corsica

Corsica is an idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea, just South East of mainland France and North of the Italian island of Sardinia. Beautiful in both land and sea, Corsica is a popular yachting destination.

a brief history

Once ruled by the Republic of Genoa, Corsica gained brief independence before being conquered by France in 1769. Due to the island’s ties with the Italian peninsula, there are resemblances to the Italian culture seen throughout Corsica to this day- mainly the native Corsican language which has a strong likeness to Italian.

The Moor’s head has become the emblem of Corsica and can be found on flags, boats and properties around the island, and is worn by all Corsican political parties to represent a statement of pride in their country. In recent years Corsica has become very sparsely populated and the capital Ajaccio has only a population of 65,000. The islands locals are somewhat protective over it’s heritage which makes Corsica an incredibly authentic holiday destination.

The Best Places To Visit In Corsica

Situated between la Balagne and St Florent, this stunning area of natural beauty include a number of deserted beaches including Saleccia and Loto. These beaches are considered some of the finest beaches in the area with picturesque sea, sand and tranquility. Paradise!

Désert des Agriates

Situated between la Balagne and St Florent, this stunning area of natural beauty include a number of deserted beaches including Saleccia and Loto. These beaches are considered some of the finest beaches in the area with picturesque sea, sand and tranquility. Paradise!

Scandola Nature Reserve

A UNESCO World Heritage Site not to be missed, Scandola Nature Reserve located in the Gulf of Porto is one of Corsica’s most famous landscapes. The best way to truly capture the outstanding beauty of this stunning location is via yacht charter where you can admire stunning bays, wonderfully sculpted red rock and the toothed peaks of Paglia Orba.

lavezzi islands

If you’re a fan of diving, the Lavezzi Islands are perfect. 10 small islands consisting of secluded beaches, coves and pools offer some of the most exquisite diving opportunities in the area; and are easily accessible via boat.

ajaccio

Admire the fascinating, practically untouched capital of Corsica and discover the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte.

Gorges of Restonica & Tavignano

Visit two of the most incredible sights of Corsica where you’ll find the exquisite sights and sounds of tumbling rivers, echoing valleys and sharp slopes.

what about local cuisine?

There are plenty of ways to satisfy your appetite whilst cruising in Corsica. Why not anchor your yacht and sample some of the delicious local cuisine consisting of a broad selection of cured meats, seafood, cheese, desserts and wine.

Popular Corsican dishes include:

Civet de Sanglier

Wild Boar Casserole

Veau Aux Olivers

vEAL WITH OLIVES

Flan a la Farine de Chataigne

chestnut tart

Seafood Dishes

RED MULLET,CRAYFISH AND OYSTERS

rrocciu

EWE’S CHEESE

Cured Meats

SALAMU (SALAMI),FIGATELLU (LIVER SAUSAGE) & VALETTA (CHEEK).

If you’ve got a taste for beer or wine, there is plenty of opportunity to try out the fantastic Corsican produce. Visit the Corsican Wine Festival (Luri, Cap Corse) in mid July to experience some of the islands award-winning wines, or simply stop off anywhere in Corsica and try some of the local fortified wines and beers.

What Type of Vessel Is Best For Touring Corsica?

Corsica caters for all types of vessel, whether it’s cruising on a luxury, ultramodern yacht or sailing on a classic, wooden motor yacht.

When
Is Best The Best Time To Visit Corsica?

There’s very little rainfall during the summer months, making Corsica an ideal destination for chartering a yacht. During this time there are a number of events that take place on the island, making it even more appealing to visitors from around the world.

During May you’ll find the Tour de Corse (cycle race), in June the Fête de la Musique (Festival of Music) takes place and with a visit in July you’ll be able to experience Bastille Day (French National Holiday).

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