The sun is shining and England is looking pretty impressive at the moment – there’s nothing like a Saturday spent in the sun having a BBQ with friends! But all this sun is making me think of my summer holiday. I previously wrote a blog post about my holiday planning for a trip to Sardinia that I am hoping to do. This got me thinking about all the other islands in the med that I haven’t got round to visiting but are definitely on my to-visit-as–soon-as-possible list!
One island that is definitely going on the list has to be Corsica. This island, which is part of France, is just west of Italy and south east of France and is actually the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
A holiday is all about relaxing and exploring a new country or place so here is a helpful guide to find out a bit more about what you can do on the Island.
I would really like to visit Bastia in the north east of the Island. There is an old part to the town which I would love to discover – I love getting lost in small winding alleys that are full of history. For anyone interested in art and architecture there are lots of churches and interiors to admire too!
As much as I love a city break, nothing beats relaxing on the beach. Luckily Corsica has the best of both worlds! Further south of the island is Bonifacio, a town where you’ll get a real taste of that laid back, sunny Mediterranean life. You can take a boat trip to Falaises de Bonifacio where you can admire the stunning cliffs and surroundings.
How to get there:
It’s not a problem to get to the island and you can take a ferry to Corsica from various locations. Traghetti Per is definitely a great way to start planning your adventure. It’s a really easy website to use and takes the stress out of planning your travel!
I love that while visiting Corsica you get a taste for both France and Italy as both countries have aspects of their culture within the country. Lots of locals will speak Corsican which shares similarities with Italian but French is the official language.
To help you feel extra prepared for your holiday here are some useful French phrases:
Bonjour – Hello
Bonsoir- Good evening
Au revoir – Goodbye
Comment ça va? – How are you?
Merci – Thank you
ça coûte combien? – How much does this cost?
Où sont les toilettes? – Where are the toilets?
Vous parlez anglais? – Do you speak English?
Je voudrais – I would like
Is Corsica on your holiday list? Let me know in the comments below!