Corsica is an island anchored 12km from Sardinia, 85km from Italy, 176km from Nice and 330km from Marseille. Its surface area of 9000km2 is made up of 8000km2 of mountains, the highest point of which is 2710 metres. Along its 1000km coastline, Corsica counts over 200 beaches making it the dream destination for holidaymakers.
A spectacular landscape of stunning red-rock cliffs plunging into translucent water. This is a must-do trip during your catamaran charter in Porto Vecchio! The grandeur of the calanques is undoubtedly best appreciated from the sea, abord a sailboat or catamaran. You will discover colossal pink and red cliff rock of volcanic origin and, combined with the turquoise waters below, you are sure to be captivated.
The future emperor of France was born in Ajaccio on August 15, 1769, one year after the annexation of the island by France. He left Corsica at the age of nine and didn’t return until 1788. By that time, he had graduated from military school.
Several languages are spoken on the island of Corsica. In addition to French and Corsican, there are Moroccan Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Bonifacian, etc. Corsican is spoken however there are various dialectal differences between North and South. French remains the spoken language on the island.
Built by the Genoese on a rocky ledge overlooking Porto Vecchio, the citadel has preserved some of its ancient fortifications. It is intersected by the Cours Napoleon street around which are alleys, covered passageways and staircases. The elegant bell tower and the apse of the St John the Baptist church contrast with the classical, unfinished façade of this building, built between the 16th and 19th centuries.
With a catamaran charter in Porto Vecchio, this marina has got you covered: it can handle all types of boats (up to 50 metres long). With a capacity of over 350, Porto Vecchio or ‘old port’ can be quite lively during peak season. Marina services include: water, refuel station, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, showers, restaurants, etc.
These earned Porto Vecchio the nickname ‘City of Salt’. Stretching over some ten hectares, they produce approximately 900 tonnes of salt each year, harvested between August and September.
Offering a breath-taking view of the bay since 1845, the lighthouse of La Chiappa consists of a square tower made of exposed limestone. Eighteen metres high, it is now fully automated.
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