Northern Corsica Vacations
From here it's roughly 140 miles (225 kilometers) to the northwest to Nice and 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the south to Olbia, Italy.
Northern Corsica boasts many fine beachside destinations perfect for long days in the sun. Etang de Biguglia and Saleccia Beach are two of the more well-known local beachside haunts in this coastal location. Saint-Florent Beach and Nonza Beach are another two popular coastal destinations in the region.
To catch a glimpse of the wilderness for which Northern Corsica is known, set out to explore some of its popular natural preserves. Start by hiking through Monte Cinto or Monte d'Oro. They are among the most significant in the local area. Gorges de Tavignano and Giraglia Island are two other scenic places to discover.
Step back in time at some of these historic buildings and sites in Northern Corsica. Faro della Giraglia and Citadelle de Calvi are two of the area’s most visited historic sites. Oratoire de Monserato and Oratoire de la Confrerie de Sainte Croix are two more heritage sites on the local history trail.
Civic places and public squares are the perfect places to experience the more relaxed side of a city, and these popular squares in Northern Corsica are no exception. Place Paoli, Place Gaffori and Place des Portes are all great options for visitors looking for a little ‘time out’ from the hustle and bustle.
Tour the defense structures and forts in the Northern Corsica region. Read the inscriptions to see the important role they had the area’s history. The more photographed former defenses here are the Ancone Tower and the Saint-Florent Citadel.
Ile de la Pietra and Romieu Gardens are the perfect escapes when it's time to escape the rat race and watch the world go by. Read a book or newspaper, listen to bird song or simply soak up the sun at these two great parks in Northern Corsica.
Some of the most photographed heritage sites of the area are the religious buildings that have attracted faithful followers for many generations. Learn all about the original construction methods of the Eglise Ste-Marie and the Calvi Cathedral as you view the old structures.