Corsica is a mountainous Mediterranean island unusual in its duality. Poised between Italy and France, Corsican culture retains a unique identity reminiscent of both countries. Landscapes alternate from soft, sandy beaches to lush forests and craggy granite formations called les Calanches—resulting in the car-free playground of varying terrain that’s paradise to cyclists. On l’Île de Beauté, even the cuisine is juxtaposed, a delicious balance between land and sea.
Wild boar, local cured meats, goat’s and sheep’s milk cheeses, chestnuts, and fresh seafood
Patrimonio and Sciacarello Corsican wines; Mattei’s famous Cap Corse aperitif