A short distance off Italy’s west coast, the beautiful island of Corsica rises above the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The French island is a largely mountainous place, covered in large spans of cool green forest, mothering grapevine, olive, fig, citrus and chestnut trees. The island is also surrounded by some excellent breaches, from the lively beach of Calvi in the north, to the stunning, Caribbean style beaches of Palombaggia and Santa Giulia in the island’s south.
Porto Vecchio, a 16th century fortress town in the south of Corsica, is an excellent place to explore and enjoy when on the island. The town is a treasure trove of charming cafes and restaurants on narrow, cobble laden walkways… typically Mediterranean.