Corsica is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea, located west of Italy and south-east of the French mainland. Although Corsica is separated from the continental mainland by the Ligurian Sea and is closer to Italy than to France, from a political point of view, Corsica is part of Metropolitan France. One of the aspects for which Corsica is famous is the fact that Napoleon Bonaparte was born here. People who come here can also visit his ancestral house, Casa Buonaparte. Corsica is known throughout the world for its beautiful landscapes, the astonishing seascape and absolutely delicious cuisine. Corsica has long been a rough diamond until more recently. Here are some interesting facts about Corsica that make this place a great holiday destination.
The Cuisine. From the mountains to the sea area, the many ingredients and the natural vegetables and fruit play an important part in the Corsican cuisine. Game dishes such as wild boar is very popular in Corsica. There is also the seafood and river fish, such as trout. Chestnuts are the main ingredients when it comes to cooking polenta. The beverages are also exquisite here, ranging from brandy, red and white Corsican wines, muscat and the famous cap corse.
Corsica was home to some of the exotic animals back in the Palaeolithic and Pleistocene era. After humans appeared in the Mesolithic era, these animals have slowly disappeared, mainly because of the humans’ hunting them down. Many species still managed to survive the Mesolithic era and many of them are actually recorded in the modern and contemporary history.
The scenery and landscapes in Corsica are just great. You have the opportunity to go sailing out in the sea. It will be nothing like you have ever experienced before. You can go round the island, or visit the Gulf of Sagone, which is a wonderfully built curvy sand beach that stretches until Capo di Feno and Punto di Cargese. Corsica is a wonderful place that should be on every tourist’s must-see list.