Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 13 regions of France. It is located west of the Italian Peninsula, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. A single chain of Mountains make up two-thirds of the island.
While being part of France, Corsica is also designated as a territorial collectivity by law. As a territorial collectivity, Corsica enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other French regions; for example, the Corsican Assembly is able to exercise limited executive powers. After being ruled by the Republic of Genoa since 1284, Corsica was briefly the independent Corsican Republic from 1755 until it was conquered by France in 1769. Due to Corsica’s historical ties with the Italian peninsula, the island retains to this day many elements of the culture of Italy.
The native Corsican language, whose northern variant is closely related to the Italian language, is recognized as a regional language by the French government. This Mediterranean island was ruled by various nations over the course of history but had several brief periods of independence. One its most famous residents was Napoleon, born in 1769 in the Corsican capital of Ajaccio. His ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, is today used as a museum.
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- Discover the “island of beauty” as it is fondly referred to and experience the rich history, draw dropping landscapes and soothing Mediterranean climate of this mesmerizing region.
- GR8 will guide you to the most sought after wineries and best regional restaurants.
- Help you discover your adventurous side whilst canyoning or scuba diving. Unveil the island’s rich history through private visits to cultural monuments and landmarks, highlighting the influences of France and Italy along with its close connection to the leader Napoleon Bonaparte, considered one of greatest commanders in history.
- Relax at one of Corsica’s many white sand beaches or charter a private yacht with your personal chef. We will drop anchor to enjoy snorkeling amongst the plentiful marine life or swim in a secret creek.