If you have not already, we suggest you first see our main page for the most important Corsica towns and villages.
Corsica has numerous small villages and hamlets of interest, very often inland in exceptionally scenic settings. Among the most popular 'groups' of villages are those inland from Calvi, and the hill villages of Castagniccia towards the east, but many other areas also feature notable villages and clusters of hamlets.
This article introduces some of our favourites among these small Corsican villages although there are so many all across the island that you are sure to discover your own personal favourites...
A small and pleasant resort clustered around a 16th century castle. This is a popular area with cyclists
Belgodere is a pretty hill village with views out over the Regino Valley. It is on the edge of the Corsica Natural Park
Calenzana is one of the Balagne villages and is a popular starting point for the GR20 walk across Corsica
Erbalunga is a pretty coastal village on the eastern coast of Cap Corse
Ersa is a picturesque group of villages and a harbour at the northernmost point of Cap Corse
Evisa is a village near Porto in western Corsica, well placed for hiking the Gorges de Spelunca and Aitone Forest
La Porta is a village in the Castagniccia region known for its imposing baroque style church and decorative tall belltower
La Porta guide
Lento is a small village in the hills of Corsica near Saint Florent
Lumio is a hilltop village overlooking the Golfe de Calvi. The village is surrounded by olive trees and the beautiful 'maquis' scrub land.
Moltifao is a village in an imposing hilltop position with great views in all directions
Montemaggiore is one of the Balagne villages and from the top of the village has great all round views
Morosaglia in the Castagniccia region is best known as the birthplace of Pasquale Paoli, first leader of Corsica
Nonza is a village in an impressive clifftop location in western Cap Corse and overlooked by a ruined genoese tower
Visit the pretty hilltop village of Rogliano, the coastal village of Macinaggio and the great beach at Barcaggio
Northern Cap Corse guide
Piedicroce is a small village in the peaceful setting of the Castagniccia region of Eastern Corsica
Popolasca is a small village in the mountains of central Corsica in the shadow of the very scenic rocky ridge of the aiguilles de Popolasca
Sant'Antonino is a pretty village in the centre of the Balagne region. It is sometimes referred to as the 'eagle's nest'
Corsica is a beautiful island and so if you take some time to drive, cycle or walk around the island you will be sure to discover lots of pretty villages set in beautiful scenery as you go.