Corsica

Map of Corsica

Map of Corsica

Every year, we try to spend at least a few days in Corsica. This mountainous island, the fourth largest in the Mediterranean, is located 170 kilometers (just over 100 miles) southeast of France and 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) west of the Italian mainland. The maximum length is 185 kilometers (115 miles) and the maximum width 85 kilometers (53 miles).

We usually go to Corsica during the month of May to take advantage of one of the several long weekends. At this time, the tourist season is not in full swing yet and so the place is not overcrowded. The sheer beauty of Corsica is breathtaking, and it is very difficult to do it justice photographically.

Most photos on this page were taken between May 13 and May 16, 1999.


Corsican beach

At the beginning of the season (mid-May), the beaches are still empty


Calvi

Calvi is one of the the two cities that claim to be
the birth place of Christopher Columbus (Genoa is the other)


The village of Piana

The village of Piana, just south of Porto


Rock formations

Rock formations


Eric and his Mom

Snuggling up to Mom during lunch in Porto


The Kiechle men

The Kiechle men


Corsican train   Poppy

A diesel train near Calvi and one of countless poppies


Coastline

The wonderful west coast of Corsica


Red rock, blue sea

The coastline between Porto and Calvi: red rock, blue sea


Mountain goats   Snorkeling Eric

Mountain goats and snorkeling Eric... in the hotel pool!


View of l'Ile Rousse

View of L'Ile Rousse


Grazing horses near Porto

Grazing horses near Porto


In the harbor of Porto

Fishermen repairing their nets in the harbor of Porto





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