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THE FAR SOUTH OF CORSICA OFFERS TO DISCOVER A DAZZLING COAST, MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS AND AN AUTHENTIC HINTERLAND. BETWEEN PRESERVED HERITAGE, EXCEPTIONAL TERROIR AND FLORILEGE OF ACTIVITIES, PORTO-VECCHIO IS AN ESSENTIAL CULTURAL SITE AND IS THE IDEAL STARTING POINT FOR EXPLORING THE MICRO-REGION.

PORTO-VECCHIO
Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | Aerial view

PORTO-VECCHIO

SHELTERED AT THE BOTTOM OF A 9KM LONG GULF, PORTO-VECCHIO IS BUILT ON A HILL, AT AN ALTITUDE OF 60M, IN THE HEART OF THE GENOISE FORTIFICATIONS OF THE XVITH CENTURY.

 

IDEALLY LOCATED, IN THE RAMPARTS OF THE CITADEL OF PORTO-VECCHIO,THE MODERN HOTELWITHOUT CONTEST FOR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR, SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE CHURCH.ADJOINING, THE PLACE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE IS THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE — ITS CAROUSEL, ITS MANY CAFÉS AND ICE CREAM MAKE IT A LIVELY PLACE AND VERY APPRECIATED BY PORTO-VECCHIAIS. YOU CAN WALK THROUGH ITS PEDESTRIAN STREET WITH GRANITE FACADES, DINNER ON THE TERRACE ON THE FORMER FORTIFICATIONS OF RUE BORGO WHILE CONTEMPLATING THE SALT MARSHES AND DISCOVERING LOCAL DESIGNERS IN THE NUMEROUS SHOPS IN THE CENTRE. 

 

ON FOOT, BY LITTLE TRAIN OR CITADINA — SMALL ELECTRIC PUBLIC TRANSPORT VEHICLES IN THE CITY — GO DOWN AND ENJOY THE MARINA AND ITS SHADED TERRACES TO ENJOY A COCKTAIL, A CREPE OR CONTEMPLATE THE BOATS ON THE QUAY OF HONOUR.

BONIFACIO

BONIFACIO

Distance — 28.8km

Travel time — 34min. 

AT THE SOUTHERN EXTREMITY OF CORSICA, BUILT ON A VERTIGINOUS LIMESTONE CLIFF, THE CITY OF BONIFACIO IS HOSTING AN EXCEPTIONAL HISTORICAL HERITAGE AND ONE OF THE ISLAND'S MOST SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES. ON FOOT, FROM THE MARINA, YOU WILL PASS THROUGH THE GENOA GATE TO ENTER THE FORTIFICATIONS — AT MORE THAN 70M ALTITUDE, THE UPPER TOWN SURROUNDED BY ITS RAMPARTS IS A MAZE OF MEDIEVAL STREET AND CHURCHES AMONG WHICH COUNTLESS BREATHTAKING VIEWPOINTS OVER THE MOUTHS OF BONIFACIO AND SARDINIA. AT THE END OF THE UPPER TOWN, THE MARIN CEMETERY, CONTEMPLATING THE SEA FROM ITS WHITE CHAPELS IS A MUST.

Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | Bonifacio
Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | Bonifacio
PLAGES & RIVIÈRE
Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | Palombaggia beach
Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | Santa Giulia Beach
Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | Saint Cyprien beach

PALOMBAGGIA

Distance — 14.9km

Travel time — 25min. 

COUNTING ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SITES ON THE ISLAND, PALOMBAGGIA SPREADS ACROSS FIFTEEN KILOMETERS AND OFFERS A SUCCESSION OF WHITE SAND BEACHES AND COVES. FACING THE CERBICAL ISLANDS CLASSIFIED NATURE RESERVE, FRAMED BY PINK ROCK AND POINTED BY CENTENARY UMBRELLA PINES, ITS SHALLOW AND TURQUOISE WATERS ARE MOST PARADISE. YOU WILL ENJOY HAVING A DRINK, EATING OR ENJOYING A TRANSAT IN ONE OF ITS VERY RENOWNED BEACH RESTAURANTS.

SANTA GIULIA

Distance — 8.2km

Travel time — 13min. 

TO THE SOUTH OF THE GULF OF PORTO-VECCHIO, BEHIND THE UMBRELLA PINES, ON A LAGOON STRUCTURE, THE BAY OF SANTA GIULIA EMBRACES. WITH ITS SHALLOW TURQUOISE WATERS AND ITS WHITE SAND, IT IS A FAVORITE SITE FOR CHILDREN, BUT ALSO FOR WATER SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES. THE VERY FAMOUS BEACH RESTAURANTS OF THE BAY WILL OFFER YOU VARIOUS MENUS FOR HAVING A DRINK, EATING BUT ALSO ENJOYING A DECK LOUNGE AND AN UMBRELLA.

SAINT CYPRIEN

Distance — 14.9km

Travel time — 25min. 

TO THE NORTH OF PORTO-VECCHIO, BORDERED BY THE POND OF ARASU, THE BAY OF SAINT CYPRIEN PRESENTS LIKE A WILD AND PRESERVED LAGOON STRUCTURE. LESS CROWED AS LESS KNOWN TO TRAVELERS BUT JUST AS SUBLIME  THAN ITS NEIGHBOURS, YOU WILL ALSO FIND HERE Shacks, FEET IN THE SAND, OFFERING A SUBLIME PANORAMA OVER THE MOUTH OF THE GULF AND THE CAMAÏEU OF BLUES OF ITS CRYSTALLINE WATERS._cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

MONTAGNE
Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | L’Ospedale
Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | Bavella
Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | Cuscionu Plateau
Modern Hotel, Porto-Vecchio | Viseo Racecourse

L'OSPEDALE

Distance — 19km

Travel time — 29min. 

GOING IN THE DIRECTION OF ALTA ROCCA, A MICRO MOUNTAINOUS REGION OVERLOOKING PORTO-VECCHIO, L'OSPÉDALE, AT 900M ALTITUDE, IS THE FIRST VILLAGE WHICH YOU PASS THROUGH. IT OFFERS A SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE GULF. A LITTLE FURTHER, TOWARDS ZONZA, NESTLED IN THE HEART OF A FOREST OF LARICCIO PINES AND BEECH, L'OSPÉDALE LAKE, WHICH SUPPLIES THE REGION WITH DRINKING WATER, IS A REMARKABLE AND ESSENTIAL SITE. MANY ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED IN THE SURROUNDINGS — HIKING, CANYONING, QUAD.

AIGUILLES DE BAVELLA

Distance — 48miles

Travel time — 1H06min. 

LE PLATEAU DU CUSCIONU

Distance — 58km

Travel time — 1H37min. 

HOSTING AN EXCEPTIONAL ENDEMIC FAUNA AND FLORA, AT 1500M ALTITUDE, THE CUSCIONU PLATEAU IS AN INCREDIBLE GREEN EXPANSION WHERE HORSES, COWS AND PIGS COHABIT IN TOTAL FREEDOM. HIGH PLACE OF TRADITIONAL PASTORALISM IN THE SOUTH OF THE ISLAND, TODAY UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE REGIONAL NATURAL PARK OF CORSICA, THE SINGULARITY OF THE PLATEAU IS IN THE POZZINES — SMALL HOLES OF WATER AND RIVERS WHICH STREAM THROUGH THE EXTENT GRASSY PLANE — RESULTING FROM THE ANCIENT LAKE HERE PRESENT IN THE ICE AGE.

VISEO RACETRACK

Distance — 43km

Travel time — 58min. 

HIGHEST HORSERACING FIELDS IN EUROPE, AT 950M ALTITUDE, IN A DENSE FOREST IN THE HEART OF THE BAVELLA MASSIF, THE VISEO RACECOURSE HAS GATHERED THE BEST ISLAND CREWS AND A LOYAL PUBLIC EACH YEAR SINCE 1928. ON A 1000M LONG GRASS TRACK, TROT AND GALOP TESTS ARE SUCCESSED EVERY SUMMER SUNDAY. BEYOND THE SPORTING DIMENSION, THE VISEO SUNDAY MEETINGS ARE ABOVE ALL A MOMENT OF SHARED PLEASURE — RACING FANS MEET LESS-INFORMED PUTTERS, IN AN AUTHENTIC AND FAMILY ATMOSPHERE.

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