For more than two centuries the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean, close to the coast of Italy, has been under French rule, but this has not been long enough to transform its character: Corsica remains Italian in style, culture and cuisine, perhaps spiced here and there with the legacy of some of its othermore
Danielle Burger. Date of travel: Sep 2005
Travelling to Corsica in September is definitely to be recommended - it is the off-season so rates are sometimes cheaper, the holiday crowds have gone, the sun is still shining and the water warm, and roads, accommodation, tourist sites are generally uncrowded. To save on costs we camped everywhere - there are campsites in and around almost every town and village as well as some lovely ones in the mountainous areas (many campgrounds close at the end of September though).
Harry. Date of travel: Jul 2005
The hiking in Corsica is fantastic and there are many multi-day hikes as well as numerous day options. The legendary GR20 (15 days) alpine hike looks awesome - I only managed to do some day hikes along part of the route and not the whole thing, but got a real taste of what it is about - quite challenging in places! The mountain hamlets are really beautiful, and the people friendly, but the roads are unbelievably narrow and windy, the driving was terrible especially on blind corners and switchbacks, and the drop-offs terrifying!
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