Saint Florent is a stunning harbour town in Corsica’s Haute Corse department. The perfect combination of elegance and history gives Saint Florent a magnificently stately atmosphere, where nothing is rushed and only the finest of fresh fish is good enough to reach the tables of the restaurants that line the inside of the harbour. A Saint Florent villa in Corsica is a hot bed of indulgence and good living in the Mediterranean sun.
You have to do very little during your stay in Saint Florent accommodation to have a wonderfully relaxing and truly unforgettable break. The numerous attractions within Saint Florent, from the majestic citadel to the modern marina are all in easy walking distance, and the old quarter is an absolute delight to simply wander through, drifting slowly and enjoying the quite remarkable urban scenery. Saint Florent’s restaurants are known to serve the very finest fish dishes in the whole of Corsica, with people flocking from across the island to sample the fantastic seafood, and when combined with the islands finest wines, produced just a few miles from a Saint Florent villa in Patrimonio, nothing could be better.
Saint Florent is a fantastically peaceful yet sophisticated resort, with glorious white sand and majestic black sand beaches in good supply on both sides of the village. The famous beaches of Saleccia and Loto are the best of the white sand beaches, where sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, sailing and scuba diving breaks flourish, whilst the dramatic black beaches of Cap Corse cannot fail to inspire. The coastline of Cap Corse is one of Corsica’s best walking routes, and the beaches are perfect for refreshing swims, sailing, windsurfing and painting. All water sports thrive in and around Saint Florent, so if you are hoping to take to the water during your stay in a Saint Florent property, your options are excellent. There are even water taxis and motor boats for rent should you wish to explore the more secluded beaches of Cap Corse and beyond.
A Saint Florent villa is surrounded by an astonishing array of landscapes. The coast to the front, vineyards of Partimonio to the east and the amazing Desert des Agriates beyond, which means that it would be impossible to tire of the scenery during a walking, riding or cycling tour of the area. There are some stunning walking routes to take throughout the Saint Florent area, and route maps are available from the Saint Florent tourist information offices.
Those wishing to experience the real rural lifestyles of Corsica should head towards the ancient town of Urtaca, which lies among the lush hills of central Corsica. The town is a perfect place to see Corsican cultures still living strong, and the huge range of walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails that emanate from the town are an absolute dream for those that love the open countryside.
Calvi (CLY) and Bastia Airport (BIA) can both be reached very quickly from a holiday rental property in Saint Florent, Corsica, but neither receives direct flights from the UK. British Airways provide direct flights to both Ajaccio (AJA) and Figari (FSC) from London. These airports are both located in the south of the island, and can be reached very quickly by road from Saint Florent. A hire car is strongly advised whilst staying in a Saint Florent property.