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Enjoy a French and Italian cultural blend in Corsica villas

Corsica is a Mediterranean island with crystal-clear blue waters and beautiful mountainous landscapes that are perfect for holiday villas in France. With a distinct blend of French and Italian culture, Corsica is a delight for foodies who can enjoy the local cuisine in the quaint, stylish coastal towns. These towns are also great spots for beachgoers to enjoy a cold drink and the warm sun while listening to the tranquil sounds of the waves rolling onto the shore. On top of that, you can hike the craggy peaks as well.

 
Things to do

Attractions you have to see in Corsica

There are plenty of Corsica holiday rentals on the menu in the town of Ajaccio, which also happens to be one of the top attractions on the island. It's made up of a colourful array of ice-cream-hued mansions and babbling fountains, and it's home to the place where a certain Napoleon was born – check out the Maison Bonaparte. Other villas speckle the hills around Bonifacio, where it's easy to get lost in the labyrinthine lanes that wiggle around the soaring fortress. Nature lovers might prefer to hop on a yacht to get the full broadside views of the Gulf of Porto. It's a sweeping bay and UNESCO site that comes with sinewy cliffs of rust-coloured stone. After all that, the French-Italian medley of cafes and towers at Bastia is a great way to finish things off.

Beaches

Quality beaches near Corsica holiday rentals

Outside of its castle-topped medieval towns and rugged countryside, Corsica has beaches that could fill the pages of any travel brochure:

  • Calvi Beach is blessed with super-clear water and proximity to the buzzing bars of Calvi itself
  • Palombaggia Beach shimmers with cotton-white sands – it's a favourite with those staying in Corsica holiday rentals in Porto-Vecchio
  • The Pinarello Beach is another jewel near Porto-Vecchio, known for its warm, shallow waters, great for swimmers
  • If you like your beaches untamed and untrodden, Ostriconi Beach is a great option – you'll need a car, though
  • The rock-shrouded sands of Cupabia Beach are great for sunbathers who like to top up the tan while enjoying a view
How to get around

How to get around Corsica

Corsica's mountainous countryside makes it hard for trains and buses to pierce anywhere other than the coast. However, the famous narrow-gauge track, the Chemins de Fer de la Corse, has managed just that. It's a wonderful way to travel around the island – you never know what vista of rock-hewn gorges or sparkling seas will appear next. The easiest way to get to Corsica villa rentals anywhere other than the main towns is surely by car. The roads are generally good, but can twist and turn a little as they climb higher and deeper into the peaks.

Food & drink 

Foods you should sample when staying in Corsica

Corsica's place in the middle of the Med has helped it to nurture a unique culinary heritage. Seafood, naturally, takes centre stage, but there's also a curious interplay between Italian, French and Spanish flavours. Chestnuts are an iconic product of the isle. You'll see groves of hardy chestnut trees sweeping down the mountains all over the place, and chestnuts worked into cheeses and polenta dishes. The French influence comes through on the charcuterie plates, which fuse salty hams with boudin sausages and pungent cheeses made in Corsica's mountain towns. To sample fish, order a seafood soup by a marina or get some fried salt cod – both are delicacies.

How many holiday rentals are available around Corsica?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,199 holiday lettings around Corsica. From 2,393 villas to 3,543 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Corsica?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Corsica. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Porto-Vecchio: 3,274 holiday homes
  • Bonifacio: 2,011 holiday homes
  • Conca: 2,313 holiday homes
  • Talasani: 780 holiday homes
  • Lecci: 2,879 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Corsica! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Corsica?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Corsica with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Porto-Vecchio: 3,274 holiday lettings
  • Bonifacio: 2,011 holiday lettings
  • Conca: 2,313 holiday lettings
  • Talasani: 780 holiday lettings
  • Lecci: 2,879 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Corsica?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Corsica are:

  • Sud Corse Airport (FSC): 3,503 self catering accommodations
  • Propriano (PRP-Tavaria): 2,139 self catering accommodations
  • Saint Catherine Airport (CLY): 2,004 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Corsica?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Corsica. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bonifacio Citadel: 2,311 holiday rentals
  • Propriano Beach: 2,438 holiday rentals
  • Filitosa Corsican Prehistoric Site: 2,510 holiday rentals
  • Porto-Vecchio Marina: 3,545 holiday rentals
  • Bonifacio Port: 2,290 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Corsica listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Corsica

Porto-Vecchio
3,274 holiday rentals
Bonifacio
2,011 holiday rentals
Conca
2,313 holiday rentals
Talasani
780 holiday rentals
Lecci
2,879 holiday rentals
Ajaccio
1,825 holiday rentals
Calvi
1,716 holiday rentals
Santa-Maria-di-Lota
1,000 holiday rentals
Sari-Solenzara
1,484 holiday rentals
Coti-Chiavari
1,913 holiday rentals
Saint-Florent
1,010 holiday rentals
Pietrosella
1,961 holiday rentals
Calcatoggio
1,502 holiday rentals
Farinole
1,029 holiday rentals
Centuri
199 holiday rentals
Ventiseri
551 holiday rentals
Aghione
384 holiday rentals
Sant'Andréa-d'Orcino
1,245 holiday rentals
Oletta
1,039 holiday rentals
Poggio-Mezzana
745 holiday rentals