Corsica may fall under French jurisdiction, but its spirit is clearly distinct from that on “the continent”, as they say. Read the street signs in French or in Corsican; if you know some Italian, you’ll grasp the latter easily. After all, Corsica was Italian for a solid seven hundred years before the island raised the French tricolore flag in 1769. The island of Corsica is a jagged slab of granite that thrusts almost angrily toward the sky. These dramatic mountains give Corsica its majestic beauty, which in turn gives it the moniker, “l’Îsle de Beauté”, or “the Beautiful Island”. Latitude-wise, the island extends from southern Bolgheri in Tuscany to 35 miles south of Rome. It is sunnier and drier there than anywhere else in France. However, the mountains are cold at night, even in in t...
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