Lucciana is a small coastal town, located to the north-east of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in this especially picturesque setting will discover that the town is the perfect escape for a get-away-from-it-all type of holiday, away from the crowds of the busier resorts on the island. It is also less than a two hour flight from the UK. There is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available here, mainly in the form of apartments, villas and traditional French cottages, or ‘gites’.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Lucciana will find that although the town’s idyllic location, with the mountains of Corsica’s interior in one direction and its rugged and dramatic coastline to the other, means that there is always plenty to see and do here, especially for the lovers of the great outdoors. The surrounding coastline is dotted with beautifully clean, sandy beaches, where tourists may enjoy water sports such as scuba diving and kayaking, or to simply bathe in the warm Mediterranean waters. Further inland and to the south of Lucciana, the unspoilt landscape of Corsica National Park is the ideal place for walkers, hikers and horse riding enthusiasts to explore.
There are a number of historically and architecturally fascinating sites and landmarks for visitors enjoying their holidays in Lucciana to marvel at. The town is built on the site of the ancient Roman town of Mariana, which was founded in 93 B.C. by Gaius Marius and boasts a wealth of archaeological gems at its excavation site, which is open to the public. The town’s 12th century Romanesque Cathedral is another must see for visitors fascinated with the town’s long and interesting history. Close by, the historic city of Bastia, with its imposing fortress and former Genoese governor’s palace, is also well worth exploring.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Lucciana will find that Corsica as a whole enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate. This means that summers tend to be warm and dry, with temperatures often reaching the late 20s degrees Celsius, whilst winters are cooler, with temperatures averaging around 12 degrees Celsius. Lucciana receives an average annual rainfall of around 22 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Lucciana will be pleased to discover that Bastia-Poretta International Airport (BIA) is close by. easyJet operates regular flights here from the UK, departing from London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN) airports.