Appietto is a small town of around 1300 inhabitants, located inland about 13 miles north of Ajaccio.
The main attraction for most visitors staying in Appietto holiday rentals are the beaches that lie along Corsica’s coastline. The warm, clear waters are ideal for swimming, surfing, snorkeling and all types of water sports. Explore the mountain towns and traditional fishing villages by hiking, mountain biking, horse riding or on a scenic drive.
Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to the Sanguinaires Islands, a nature reserve for seabirds including yellow-legged gulls and puffins. The islands are rich in flora and woody vegetation including mastic trees and wild leeks. Another boat trip from Calvi or Porto goes to the Nature Reserve of Scandola. It is an opportunity to explore the caves, grottoes and wild terrain of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A local landmark of the area is the Chapel St Cyr. Located on the heights of Appietto, the ruined remains face east towards the rising sun. The nearby city of Ajaccio is a good centre for shopping and dining. Visit the 16th century Cathedral and the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. One of the highlights to visit from your Appietto holiday rental is the Iles Sanguinaires. This archipelago of islands is listed as one of the “Grand sites of France” and consists of four main islands in dark red stone. The lighthouse stands on the island, known as Great Bloodthirst, on the site of a 16th century Genoese Tower. The Gorges de Spelunca are a fantastic sight best enjoyed by hiking along the old mule track. The gorge plunges over 1km in places and the orange granite walls add to the awesome sight.
Appietto holiday rentals enjoy beautiful summer weather with temperatures reaching an average 28°C (82°F) with little or no rain. Winters are mild and remain well above freezing, averaging 14°C (57°F). The area has slightly more rain generally in the winter months. Spring and autumn are also pleasantly warm and sunny, making Corsica ideal for self-catering holidays from April to early December.
The nearest main airport to Appietto holiday rentals is Ajaccio Campo Dell’Oro (AJA) Airport in Corsica which is 6 km from the city centre. It is served by many European airlines including Easyjet from London Gatwick. The main airline is Air France. It is easy to reach the city centre from the airport as there are regular shuttle buses and taxis. There are also rental car companies such as Budget, Hertz and Eurocar making the 13 mile drive to Appietto very easy along the D81 in under 15 minutes.