Scenery and highlights in Corsica

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The scenery in Corsica has many highlights - from the clear blue sea and the palm tree backed beaches to the mountains of the interior, the hill villages of the east and dramatic views across the Mediterranean from many vantage points all over the island...and much more besides.

The below is not intended to be a definitive list, just a few hints of the pleasures in store when you visit Corsica, and to entice you away from the coasal regions! See also the Corsica villages page, which has lots of villages in particularly scenic settings across Corsica.

Bavella

Bavella

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

Bavella guide

Calanches de Piana

Calanches de Piana

The calanches of Piana are exceptionally scenic rock formations on the coast of western Corsica near Porto.

Calanches de Piana guide

Cap Corse

Cap Corse

Cap Corse is the peninsula to the north of Bastia, with tradirtional villages and picturesque coastline

Cap Corse guide

Casinca

Casinca

Casinca is a picturesque region of hill villages in north-east Corsica between Castagniccia and Bastia

Casinca guide

Castagniccia

Castagniccia

Castagniccia is a quiet region of chestnut forests and quiet villages to the east of the Corsican mountains

Castagniccia guide

Corsica Natural Park

Corsica Natural Park

Covering almost half of corsica, the Natural park includes large areas of mountains, lakes and forests

Corsica Natural Park guide

Desert des Agriates

Desert des Agriates

The only desert in Europe, Agriates has some lovely beaches and a popular coastal footpath

Desert des Agriates guide

Filitosa

Filitosa

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

Filitosa guide

Girolata

Girolata

Girolata is a quiet and remote beach and village on the coast near Porto in western Corsica

Girolata guide

Gorges de la Restonica

Gorges de la Restonica

The Gorges de la Restonica are beautiful scenic gorges a short distance south of Corte.

Gorges de la Restonica guide

Gorges de Spelunca

Gorges de Spelunca

The Gorges de Spelunca are a scenic highlight east of Porto in Corsica, best explored by following an ancient mule trail below the cliffs

Gorges de Spelunca guide

Iles Sanguinaires

Iles Sanguinaires

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

Iles Sanguinaires guide

Lac de Creno

Lac de Creno

The lac de Creno is an attractive tree-ringed lake in the heart of the Corsica Natural Park

Lac de Creno guide

Nebbio

Nebbio

The Nebbio is a quiet region south of Saint-Florent known for its villages and vineyards

Nebbio guide

Palaghju

Palaghju

Palaghju has the largest number of prehistoric standing stones of anywhere in the Mediterranean

Palaghju guide

Scandola Nature Reserve

Scandola Nature Reserve

Scandola Nature Reserve, on the coast of western Corsica, is one of the natural highlights of a visit to Corsica

Scandola Nature Reserve guide