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Southern Corsica: the strength and beauty of a land of character

From Ajaccio to Bonifacio, the south of the island is distinguished by riches, authenticity, and a strong personality. Travelling through this very mixed landscape is an adventure as much as it is a journey.

"On Corsica, I was given life", said Napoleon Bonaparte, who was born in Ajaccio. Nature has endowed Southern Corsica with sumptuous landscapes, where mountains, cliffs, idyllic beaches, and reddish creeks compete for favour. It is a magical place, where the smells, colours, and tastes remain anchored in the memory of travellers. Allow yourself to be imbued with Corsica by closing your eyes and letting the distinctive smell of the maquis overtake you; let your eyes get lost in the blue of the bay of Porto-Vecchio or the Lavezzi islands; hear men sing of love in a small picturesque village church in Sartene.
The island offers a multitude of activities to discover and desires to be met. The sporty may dive into the clear waters of the best beaches of the island at Palombaggia and Santa Giulia, or in the mountains, in the emerald green basins of natural pools; hikers can discover the many iconic landscapes of Southern Corsica, like the Aiguilles de Bavella or the forest of Ospedale; lovers of wildlife and flora can rent a boat to venture out to the Scandola Nature Reserve; divers can explore the exceptional richness of the seabed, while food lovers taste the diversity of Corsican charcuterie and cheese. History buffs can discover Ajaccio and then head to Bonifacio, set on imposing cliffs. Beautiful in all seasons, Southern Corsica can be visited any time of the year. As a couple, or with friends, escape to this small Mediterranean paradise, which combines tradition and pleasure in equal measures.

Insight video - Discover Ajaccio and surroundings
Insight video

Discover Ajaccio and surroundings

Discovery map - Our selection of must-see places in Southern Corsica
Discovery map

Our selection of must-see places in Southern Corsica

Diaporama

Our Southern Corsica photo album

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bistro - must-go-to

Mani, for the love of Corsica

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traditional - must-go-to

A Casetta, a local institution

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foodie tour discovery

Corsica served up on a plate

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gastronomy

Le Piano Chez Toinou, not to be missed!

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accommodation

Hotel Version Maquis Santa Manza: a taste of the wild

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exploration - sport and wellness

Hiking and canyoning in the Purcaraccia waterfalls

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unexpected

A night up high

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exploration

A miniature village in Cuttoli-Corticchiato

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