Wedged between France and Italy – and with Sardinia to its south – Corsica may have belonged to France for over 200 years but it still retains some of its Italian heritage. As the fourth-largest island in the Mediterranean, Corsica is lovingly referred to as L’Île de Beauté – the Isle of Beauty – a moniker it certainly lives up to. Visitors here will be enthralled by its stunning natural landscapes, delicious foodie offerings, charming old villages and the selection of stunning beaches to choose from. Still figuring out what to do in Corsica? Here are the top reasons to visit.
The Pelagos Sanctuary – which covers nearly 90,000sqkm (35,000sqmi) of the marine space that sits around Corsica – is home to a variety of different whales and dolphins. Spend a day on a whale and dolphin watching trip from Corsica for the chance to spot sperm and fin whales or common, bottlenose and striped dolphins. The protected area means Corsica is also a great place for avid divers to see the marine life of the Med up close.