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Corsica, France – Island in the Mediterranean

George’s Travel Tidbits

Corsica

 

Corsica is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. Mountains make up two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain.

 

 

This trip we flew into the Ajaccio airport
We stayed the first few days in the town of Ajaccio.
Then drove by car over the picturesque narrow, high mountain road to Calvi on the
northwest of the island for our planned stay there.

On our return we took a thrilling, edge of the mountain, train ride back to Ajaccio and stayed a few more days before departing to Geneva.

Both Ajaccio and Calvi are walkable towns with good public transportation.
There are a lot of things to see and do.
Napoleon’s childhood home in Ajaccio and should be visited.
Very nice beaches and with panoramic mountain views.

You can take public transportation and explore the little beach coves on the outskirts of the city.

There are many places to enjoy fine dining.
In Ajaccio there is a small boat marina located at the east end of the city
called Admiralty.

Don’t miss evening at the marina … It can be easily overlooked when you are touring the local sites.
It has a row of upscale bars and restaurants.
It is a great place to end the day … Enjoy terrific french cuisine while listening to music and watching the sunset.

The Island has lots of History – During WWII the U.S. troops called the Island
USS Nimitz as there were so many U.S. Airbases on the Island.
They used it as a base to fly combat missions to Italy.
Many young Americans did not return.

 

 

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Evening Dining at the Admiralty Marina in Ajaccio

 

 

Small Cove outside of Ajaccio

Small Cove outside of Ajaccio

 

 

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Calvi Waterfront

 

 

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Ferry from Nice, France to Sardinia and Corsica

 

 

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The Citadel of Calvi Home of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment of The French Foreign Legion

 

 

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Marketplace in Ajaccio

 

 

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View from road to Calvi

 

 

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looking down from road to Calvi

 

 

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Beach in Calvi with the Town Skyline in the distance

 

 

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Beach in Calvi

 

 

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French Foreign Legion paying Tribute to their old Veterans

 

 

Ajaccio coastline

Ajaccio Beach

 

 

One of Corsica's Natural Resources

One of Corsica’s Natural Resources

 

 

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