Corsica: City Breaks

A little slice of heaven (out of peak season)

In the way of a typical city break with bustling streets and endless amounts of varying entertainment Corsica doesn’t deliver. But what it doesn’t deliver in thousands of attractions and venues it delivers in scenery, character, culture and sun, sea and sand. Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, may be small but it packs quite a punch. With architecture taken from the Genoese, palm trees from North Africa and tasty local, traditional and fresh foods, this picturesque city on the west of the island certainly makes the most of its central Mediterranean location. For history and culture lovers pay a visit to the vast Maison Bonaparte where Napoleon was born. Also, wander around the old town and you’ll come across plenty of statues and monuments to Corsica’s most famous son. Another cultural centrepiece, Musée Fesch, displays works from Corsica’s Italian neighbours with canvases by Raphael, Titian, and Botticelli. Ajaccio has a great atmosphere with tables spilling out on to the waterside marina as fishermen bring in the day's catch. The island’s farmers keep restaurant well stocked with local foods such as sausages and olives. And if the city of Ajaccio gets too small hire a car and explore the rest of the beautiful island.