Flag of Corsica

Surface: 8.680 km²
Population: 324.000 (Wikipedia, 2014)

Präfektur Hauptstadt:
Ajaccio (Wikipedia)
Bastia (Wikipedia)
Language: Französisch
Best travel time: April-Oktober
Telephone code: +33
Internet suffix: .fr
Time zone UTC+1 MEZ
UTC+2 MESZ (März - Oktober)

Current weather:


Klimatabelle Sari-Solenzara

To eat and drink:

Corsican cuisine mixes Italian, Spanish, French and Arabic influences with the herbs of the macchia, which the Corsican scent so unmistakable: rosemary, thyme, lavender, myhte and juniper.

gemütliche Atmosphäre, gutes Essen

If you like sausage and meat, you will be impressed by the typical aromatic, Corsican smoked specialties, the Coppa (rolled, the Lonzu, the Prisutu (ham), the Panzetta (bacon), the meat is particularly aromatic there feed the half-wild pig from the herbs and chestnuts they find in the woods.
Wild specialties of wild boar (sanglier) or trout (truites) from the torrent.

In addition, there are countless cheeses. The brocciu a cream cheese is used as a filling for ravioli and tartes. An old, spicy cheese made exclusively from sheep's or goat's milk, to a glass of red wine. Especially the cheese from Bergeria is often of a special quality.

In the restaurants one eats lunch from 12 o'clock to 14 o'clock or from 19 in the evening. Ordering a menu is cheaper than eating à la carte. A menu consists of starter, main and dessert. Mostly you can choose each course from several dishes.

 Kalamar vom Grill mit Kartoffeln und Mangold

Among the drinks , Corsica has a whole range of excellent regional wines . from 8 wine-growing regions: Cap Corse (Muscat), Patrimonio, Calvi, Vin Corse, Ajaccio, Sartene, Figari, Porto Vecchio. Above all, red grape varieties such as Nielluccio, Carcajolo Noir and Sciacarello are preferred.

The most famous local beer is Pietra beer made from chestnut malt. Aperetifs or digestives are made from herbs of the maquis, such as Cap Corse or Aperetif al la myrtle or a water-diluted pastis. The most famous mineral water is the brand Orezza from the Castagnicia.


For a long time the Corsican musical heritage was forgotten. It was not until the early 1970s that she rediscovered the Corsican language around Corte: :
  • I Muvrini
    The most famous band of Corsica, in German "the little Muflons" was founded in 1975. They combine traditional Corsican songs with modern instruments and rhythms.
  • Canta u Populu Corsu
    -Together with I Muvrini they were instrumental in 1973 from the rediscovery of Corsican music. Very atmospheric concerts.
  • Chjami Aghjalesi,  Dianaa di l´Alba, I Campagnoli, A Filetta, Giramondu, A Tavagna
    are other recommended Corsican music groups.

Worth to know for the trip:

Multivision Show: Corsica

Travel preparation :

Some recommended pages for getting started:
In these active forums you will find answers to many questions. If you can not find what you are looking for, you can actively participate in the forums. Recommended Corsica Pages:
If you want to travel individually to Corsica, we can recommend these guides :


Korsika - Calanche Sonnenuntergang

  • Gulf of Porto:
    one of the most beautiful coastlines of the Mediterranean
    UNESCO Weltkulturerbe  
    World Heritage since 1983

  • Calvi:
    Genoese citadel from the 15th century

  • Foret de Bonifatu:
    The forest of Bonifatu is part between 300 and 1950 m, with huge laricio pines and countless holm oaks

  • Balange:
    The balange in the northeast of the island is also called the garden of Corsica. At the top of the hills are villages such as Eagle's Nest (Speloncato, Sant'Antonino, Pigna). On the fertile soil thrive, olives, citrus orchards and wine. In the background, the rugged mountains tower up to 2,000m in height.
  • Bastia:
    from the citadel you have a wonderful view of the old horseshoe-shaped harbor surrounded by numerous restaurants. In the evening you stroll through the pedestrian zone or meet at the palmsbestandeenen Place Saint-Nicolas.
  • Corte:
    the secret capital and only university town of Corsica at the confluence of the rivers Tavignano and Restonica. The old town is dominated by a picturesque fortress with magnificent views. In the area you can take many hikes. The most popular is at the end of the driveway in Restonicatal the hike to Melosee and Capitellosee.

  • Col de Bavella:
    from the top of the pass (1.218m) wonderful view of the pinnacles of the Bavellamassiv the rugged Dolomites of Corsica

  • Filitosa:
    huge ca 6000 years old stone tables and menhirs
  • Sartene:
    high granite houses, narrow streets, medieval defensive castles in the most Corsican of all Corsican cities

  • Bonifacio:
    120m high undercut chalk cliffs, hike on the southern tip of Corsica to the lighthouse (8km, 2 1/2 hours), boat trip along the cliffs, on foot 187 steps up on the stairs of Aragon, old town of Bonifacio, narrow streets, magnificent views

  • Die Top Strände Korsikas:
    North coast:
    Bay of Calvi, Saleccia (reachable by boat from Ile Rousse or Saint Florent), Bay of Algajola, Nonza

    Melosee, Restonicatal, Korsika

    Golf of Porto:
    Plage de Ficajola, Plage Bussaglia, Plage Arone
    Porto Vecchio:
    Rodinara, Pinarello, Palombaggia, Sabta Giulia, Saint Cyprien
  • The top bath pumps in Corsica:
    North coast: Figarella (in the forest of Bonifatu), Restonicatal (near Corte), Tavignano valley (also reachable from Corte north of the Restonic valley in a 2-hour walk), Ascotal, West Coast: Fango (near Galeria), Loncatal (above Porto towards Ota)

    Badegumpe und alte Genuesenbrücke, Fangotal, Korsika

    South / East: Solenzara, Polischellu (also canyoning), Fiumicelli (just off the D268 after the bridge behind the camp Rosumarinu)

Pictures of the top 10 highlights of Corsica can be found on this page below more than 100 pictures in FullHD here.

Picture gallery Corsica

Melosee, Restonicatal, Korsika

Arrival and connections:

Corsica has these international airports: Bastia, Calvi, Ajaccio, Figari
  • with Lufthansa to Corsica

  • with the car in Corsica
    We have frequently booked rental cars through TUI Cars. The company has reliable cooperation partners with well-maintained vehicles on site. The fully comprehensive deductible will be refunded in the event of damage.

If arriving by car:
Vignette obligation in Austria, toll on Italian and French motorways. The amount of Italian motorway tolls, gas stations, fuel prices and construction sites can be found on the pages of

These ferry services
to Corsica are offered. Depending on the season and departure date the prices are very different. It is worth comparing different companies.
Corsica Ferries hat das größte Angebot. Hier finden Sie die Fahrpläne. Tickets können sie ebenfalls hier buchen:
  • Fähre Nizza-Porto Vecchio-Nizza
  • Fähre Nizza-Ajaccio-Nizza
  • Fähre Nizza-Bastia-Nizza
  • Ferry Nice - Ile Rousse- Nice
  • Ferry Toulon-Porto Vecchio-Toulon
  • Ferry Toulon-Ajaccio-Toulon
  • Ferry Toulon-Bastia-Toulon
  • Ferry Toulon-Ile Rousse-Toulon
  • Ferry Livorno-Bastia-Livorno
  • Ferry Livorno-Ile Rousse-Livorno
  • Ferry Savona-Bastia-Savona

Moby Lines
  Here you will find timetables. You can also book tickets here

  • Ferry Nice-Bastia-Nice
  • Ferry Genua-Bastia-Genua
  • Ferry Livorno-Bastia-Livorno
  • Ferry Santa Teresa di Gallura-Bonifacio-Santa Teresa di Gallura (Corsica-Sardinia)

Overnight stay:

Corsica currently has 174 campsites
. Small family facilities can be found as well as huge complex with every imaginable comfort.

Almost all well-known tour operators offer package deals for Corsica.
  • TUI
    with offer for all target groups

  • Holidaycheck
    lives from the unbelievable many pictures and descriptions of the travelers and also offers direct booking possibilities.

are now very popular in Corsica. However, the offer in Corsica is much lower than the demand. It is therefore recommended to book early.
    Visiting the apartments of families. A highly recommended option for us is AirBnB. Register here and receive a voucher on your first trip.
    With more than 1,500 housing units, unlike in other regions, Corsica often requires an advance payment - which is sometimes no longer reimbursed.

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