Corsica offers something distinctive to those who visit. It does not offer bright lights, glamour and casinos; France has the southern Riviera for that. Corsica is an island that is filled with character and charm. The outdoor activities that are offered are top class, from hiking and long marked walking trails, scuba diving and cycling.
The residents are warm and generally very friendly. They are proud of their heritage and it resonates in all aspects of the culture. The French language is the official language, however their Corsican dialect is still very much spoken today. Children and family are of high importance and their cultural identity is celebrated.
Corsica blends beautifully the Mediterranean gastronomy while hints of its own local flavours. From wild honey, to freshly caught fish, to the French wines, charcuterie and cheeses. They have an array of interesting locally grown ingredients, from Corsican clementines, to sheep’s cheese called Brocciu and pork from island-raised black pigs. Sitting down with locals over lunch or dinner is the best way to get to know the culture and to feel part of the family.