1 June 2017
Île de Beauté
Corsica, a mountainous Mediterranean island, presents a mix of stylish coastal towns, dense forest and craggy peaks. Nearly half the island falls within a park whose hiking trails include the challenging GR 20.
It’s been part of France since 1768, but retains a distinct Italian culture.
Once ruled by the Republic of Genoa, then by Pisa, this French island’s strong Italian cultural ties are evident in everything
The western port capital, Ajaccio, features museums including Napoleon’s birthplace, Maison Bonaparte, and the Musée Fesch, displaying notable Italian Renaissance art.