Corsica is and autonomous territorial collectivity of France that is divided into the Haute-Corse (Upper Corsica) and Corse-du-Sud (Southern Corsica) departments. Each of these departments has cantons, communes, arrondissements with unique features.
Ajaccio is the Corsican capital, and it sits on the west coast of the island. The commune is marked by wooded hills, and it is famous for being the birthplace of the powerful French military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte. One of its popular attractions is the Maison Bonaparte, which is now a national museum showcasing furniture and memorabilia relating to the imperial Bonaparte dynasty. Other points of interest here are the fishing port, the lighthouse of the old citadel, and Musée Fesch that houses important Italian Renaissance paintings.
The Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport serves as the base of Air Corsica, which has flights to Nice, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, and Paris-Orly.
Bastia sits on the northeastern side of the island, between the mountain and the sea. It serves as the principal port of Corsica and is a bustling commercial district. The commune features several buildings with historical and cultural significance, and some of these structures are the Old Church at Cardo that was built in the thirteenth century, the Governor’s Citadel and Palace that was built in the fourteenth century, and the Joan of Arc Garden.
Corsica’s economy partly relies on the tourism industry, and this means that the island has a plethora of sites to visit and behold. Apart from Ajaccio and Bastia, the vibrant and lovely areas of Porto-Vecchio, Bonifacio, and Calvi island are top destinations for holiday-makers.
A good place where guests can revitalize the body, mind, heart, and soul is Parc Naturel Régional de Corse. The natural park includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed as “Gulf of Port: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve.”
Tourists who want to enjoy the best of Corsica usually stay here for a week or two. Short-term and long-term visitors may pick impeccable accommodations from the impressive inventory of Welcome2France holiday homes. Property types include waterfront apartments and hillside villas with gardens.