Peninsula of Corsica.
Despite actually two and a half centuries of the French board the peninsula of CORSICA has kept cultural ties more with Italy, rather than with France from which the last three decades stays in ominous (and immediately) bloody rivalry for the sake of an autonomy award. The reputation of the island in sense of violence and xenophobia has eclipsed benevolent, in effect, character of his inhabitants. On Corsica it is possible to find surprisingly different landscape. A third of the district of the island – the municipal park, beautiful mountains of a shore alternate remarkable beaches, and mountains rise to height of 2706 m in Monte-Sinto – one of peaks along granite island ridge. Forests and sparkling small rivers provide locals with an abundance of a game and fresh fish: among local delicacies – a wild wild boar, dishes from a chestnut flour, soft sheep cheese (brocciu) and the sausages (charcuterie) best in France.
Cities of Ajaccio and Bastiya.
Corsica is divided into two French departments with the capitals: Ajaccio (Napoleon’s homeland) is on the southwest coast, and northern Bastiya is turned to Italy. In an internal part the old capital Court which is propped up by an impressing wall of mountains dominates. From among coastal resorts of tourists involves Kalvi with a massive fortress and an extended sand beach, and Bonifacio, in the last southern point, it is turned to Sardinia and it is characteristic in mass of the Genoa lodges at top of calcareous rocks about which beat the purest waters of the Mediterranean Sea. But the finest landscape stretches in Porto’s gulf in the last northwest. The main Corsican towns are connected by a narrow-gauge railway. Here the InterRail cards act on all means of transport, or you should get Carte Zoom (on though what station, 47 euros) which grants the right of unlimited journey by train within 7 days. It is possible to use also buses which quite often go between bolshenny occupied пт, but from time to time call in in depth of the island; at all this during the period with нояб. till May transport services sharply reduce the activity. To visit the peninsula it is possible having used round to France.