Corsica Is A Vivid And Beautiful Place

Filed under: Uncategorized - 29 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

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Corsica is a wonderful tourist destination located in the Mediterranean Sea, in France. This beautiful island is one of the 27 regions of France and home to many attractions. Its beauty is indescribable, so the best way to know it is to visit it. It has a long and fascinating history, so you will find out a lot of things about the past of this amazing place. One of the most important and popular attractions is a natural park named Parc Naturel Regional de Corse, which is home to rare animal and plant species and it was created in 1972, so such a venue is a must. There are many other entertainment facilities and a lot of amazing places that you should visit here. Its incredible beaches are very clean and the color of the water is incredible, so you will definitely love such a wonderful landscape and can also walk on the beach, sunbathe, swim and have a great time.

This amazing island is also known for its vineyards and wines, for its events, culture, art and architecture. In addition, don’t miss out Calanche Cliffs, Route de Bavella, Isles Lavezzi, Bonifacio Citadel, Saleccia Beach, Calvi Citadel, as well as Palombaggia Beach, National Museum of the Bonaparte Residence, Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra and many others. Here are numerous interesting places to visit that it will be difficult to decide which of them to choose. Nonetheless, you will need a lot of time to explore this place, so the best thing is to make a list ahead with the venues that you want to visit.

Corsica is also known for its amazing food and restaurants. The diversity is incredible, so you can try anything you want. For example, you can try brousse, which is a cow milk alternative, or cured meats, smoked ham, black pudding, cheese, liver sausage and a lot of other dishes. Corsica is a vivid place where you never get bored, so it will be pretty difficult for you to return home. Nonetheless, you can come here anytime you want and have a great time with friends or with your family. Every time you will come back on this island, you will definitely discover something new and impressive. The atmosphere is amazing and very welcoming, so a great time is ensured. In addition, don’t forget to buy souvenirs as you will find a lot and your friends will be amazed by these wonderful gifts.

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The Food and Wine of Corsica

Filed under: Tourism - 10 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

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Corsica is a wonderful place to spend the holiday, since it combines both Italian and French culture, history and civilization. Corsican food could be said to be something of a microcosm of the island itself: somewhere French and Italian, but featuring many aspects which are distinctly Corsican and unique to the island. The earthy style cooking takes its inspiration from the land, with sun loving fruits and vegetables, cured meats and cheeses. As for the wine, well, you won’t be disappointed.

Corsicans take their food and drink very seriously and it is quite common for locals to take a leisurely three course lunch accompanied by a few glasses of Corsican wine. This also means that standards in restaurants are generally high. Wild boar is possibly the island’s most celebrated dish, look out for sanglier on the menu. Meat dishes may be served with pasta or polenta. On the coast you will find a good selection of fish and seafood, although due to reduced fish stocks in the Mediterranean, prices are now fairly high. Look out for the red mullet, sea bream and crayfish. Oysters are particularly recommended in the east and trout caught in the unpolluted rivers is a good alternative to meat inland.

Much of the mountain cooking is based around the locally produced dairy products and in particular the ewe’s cheese brocciu, which is similar to goat’s cheese. Brousse is a cow’s milk alternative which is often available in the summer but is not nearly as good. Cured meats are very popular and a wide selection are usually available, such as smoked ham, liver sausage, salami-style sausage, cheek, black pudding, head cheese, made from seasoned pigs’ brains. The most traditional Corsican desserts are milk or egg based, and consist in soft cheese tart is soaked in spirit and flambéed, and chestnuts flour doughnuts stuffed with cheese.Wine is, as in France, a natural part of every meal. There is a whole lot of Corsean wines, but French and Italian wines are also available. The favourite wine of Corsicans is the Muscat, a white wine with almost liqueur like taste and 15% alcohol. The wine is very mellow and characteristic, and quite cheap.

While you are in Corsica, one of the best ways to sample local food products is to visit one of the many Country Fairs. They take place all over Corsica, though the seasons, often related to the area’s specific production. If you decide to spend your holiday here, you will benefit from a wonderful experience, in terms of gastronomy, culture, history and civilization.

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