Photo of South Corsica

Visit South Corsica

The southern part of Corsica is centred around the town of Bonifacio, in its dramatic cliff top setting. Heading north we find the towns of Propriano and Ajaccio to the north-east ad porto-Vecchio to the north-west.

The southern part of the Corsica Natural Park also falls within southern Corsica.

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the South Corsica region. See also our South Corsica travel guide.

photo of Ajaccio


Ajaccio, birthplace of Napoleon, also benefits from attractive beaches, Ajaccio cathedral and a citadel
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photo of Bavella


The Col de Bavella is a mountain pass and series of rocky spires to the north-west of Porto-Vecchio
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photo of Bonifacio


An ancient town with a dramatic cliff-top setting. Bonifacio is a highlight of any visit to Corsica
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photo of Filitosa


Filitosa is a very interesting collection of neolithic carvings and standing stones in an attractive setting
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photo of Iles Sanguinaires

Iles Sanguinaires

Visit the the scenic peninsula of the Iles Sanguinaires, ideally by boat trip. Views over the islands are beautiful.
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photo of Palaghju


Palaghju has the largest number of prehistoric standing stones of anywhere in the Mediterranean
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photo of Porto-Vecchio


Porto Vecchio has an attractive marina and old town and easy access to stunning beaches
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photo of Propriano


Propriano is a town popular for its easy access to great beaches, stunning scenery and mountains
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photo of Sartene


Sartene in Corsica is in a scenic position on a hilltop with an interesting old town and impressive views
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The southern part of Corsica is also well known for having some of the most magnificent beaches on the island - indeed some of the best in the Mediterranean.

See also:

Map of South Corsica and places to visit