The island of Corsica (Corse, Corsica) lies in the Mediterranean Sea, southeast of the French mainland and west of Italy. It is a region of France whose capital is Ajaccio.
This lively and elegant city is known as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, specifically at the Maison Bonaparte, now a museum. Ajaccio is beautifully surrounded by mountains, and offers delightful views to the sea. The stunning Sanguinary Islands are part of the city.
Mountainous Corsica has distinctive coastal towns, magnificent beaches for all likes and is the perfect setting for live webcams. Among the amazing towns to explore there is Bonifacio, with an important port and a vibrant marina. Here you will find a famous historical citadel overlooking the sea, many ancient landmarks and attractions such as the stairway L’Escalier du Roi d’Aragon.
The extensive Regional Natural Park of Corsica has approximately 1500km of walking trails among outstanding landscapes. This park covers about 40 percent of the island.
Population: over 330 thousand people
Other major cities: Bastia
Main attractions: Ajaccio, Bastia, Bonifacio, Calvi, Bastia, Cap Corse, beaches, Regional Natural Park of Corsica
Airports: Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA - Aéroport d’Ajaccio-Napoléon-Bonaparte), Bastia – Poretta Airport (BIA - Aéroport de Bastia Poretta, Figari–Sud Corse Airport/ Figari South Corsica Airport (FSC - Aéroport de Figari-Sud Corse), Calvi – Sainte-Catherine Airport (CLY - Aéroport de Calvi - Sainte-Catherine)