The island of Corsica is located in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and France. It is the fourth largest island after Cyprus, Sicily and Sardinia. Once this island Callista wore a Greek name - "Perfect".
Although, that the island belongs to the French, a huge impact on exercised Italy, therefore often referred to as the island of the "French piece of Italy".
On the island is well developed tourist infrastructure. Along the coastline there are more than 200 beaches and mountain. The peak of Monte Cinto is the highest point of the array with a height of 2706 m. On the Island more 50 exceed the height of the peaks in 2000 m. The west coast is indented cliffs and small bays, here you can find a pristine wilderness landscapes. The island is filled with olive groves, as well as oak and chestnut forests. The main tourist areas are considered Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio.
The island's capital - the city of Ajaccio, perfect example of age-old Corsican culture. Everyone knows, that Ajaccio is the birthplace of Napoleon. Everything on the island reminds us of this: monuments, memorial plaque, the palace of his uncle, Cardinal Fesch, as well as church, where he was baptized. According to legend,, Ancient Greek hero Ajax epics founded the city, and that it owes its name.
Not far from the capital is an upmarket resort of Porticcio: Travelers will find beautiful sandy beaches and plenty of restaurants with fine local cuisine.
The best coast is between Bonifacio and Ajaccio. Legend, that Odysseus stopped here, During his journey home from the Trojan battle. A good place to stay is the town of Calvi, Many people consider this place home to Columbus.
History buffs will find a lot of sites on the island of the Roman Empire and the time of the Republic of Genoa.