Jutting out from the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy, Corsica deserves it nickname: the Isle of Beauty. Though this island has been officially part of France for over 200 years, it feels different from the mainland in everything from its customs to cuisine, language and character, something you’ll discover once you experience life in a luxury villa in Corsica.
Experience villas in Corsica
Corsica has lovely crescent-shaped sandy beaches, jagged mountain ranges, Roman ruins and pastel-hued port towns. Careful preservation from development and tourism makes it one of the pearls of the Mediterranean Sea.
Corsica has astounding geographical diversity shifting from white sand beaches to mountain peaks, valleys, dense forests and small hilltop villages. Holiday villas in Corsica let you take full advantage of the sea (for scuba diving and sailing), and several popular beaches will rent windsurf boards and kite-surfing boards.
Linger on the beach, enjoying gelato at a beachside patio before returning to the peace of your Corsica holiday villa. Or venture out, explore upscale art galleries and sip rosé from the nearby Domaine de Torraccia vineyard and chestnut-flavored Corsican Pietra beer. Gourmands will love the mix of French and Italian influences in Corsican cuisine, which is often dominated by the chestnut, one of the island’s mainstay foods.
This island is a shopper’s delight for those who like to seek out truly special, artisanal treasures. Each village is known for particular craft or culinary specialty such as traditional Corsican knives, ceramics, wine, baskets, jewelry, or leather goods: few of these items are exported outside of France but that’s not surprising. The beauty of a vacation in a luxury Corsica villa is another thing you just won’t find at home.