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Day 6 Ajaccio Corsica 9:00am - 6:00pm
We arrived early into the port city of Ajaccio Corsica. Mountains cover the majority of this island in the middle of the Mediterranean. The scenery is spectacular with the mountains rising up to 2000 metres. As we sailed into the harbour you could easily mistake it for the French Riviera, with chic restaurants and ...
... we had a leisurely breakfast and then got ready to go ashore. Unfortunately Karen has a head cold, but understandably she was determined to see the sights in Corsica.
It is a beautiful island and although we can’t speak from extensive experience, we would say that Corsica is quite special. The island has a low population density, compared with many European lands. Seventy percent of the GNP is from tourism activities, with the remainder being made up ...
... saw some great Impessionist paintings, including some Monet, Renoir, Sisley etc., then totally out of energy, we headed back across the Tuileries to home. We went to a cafe down the Rue de Rivoli for dinner where we had some roast chicken, Tim, lamb shank, me, and steak, Roddy. An early night was in order as tomorrow we would leave early for Ajaccio. Thursday 22 May We were up, packed and in the foyer early this morning as our transfer was for 5.45am but. As soon as ...
... of the island is very mountainous and for centuries the population lived mostly in the mountains to avoid the malaria and other mosquito born illnesses found along the coast. That has changed and now the population is centered on the coastal areas. We didn't ride the train but there is one that traverses the island. It does take a long time to get from one side to the other.
For our tour ...
... In the end I still think it was worth it, we had lots of fun and there was not too many tourist.
In Corsica there is something for everyone, from the beach with golden sand to mountain trails. Here is my list of 'not to miss':
1) Daily 'apéritif' with Pietra, dry sausage and stinky cheese. A must. The local beer is brewed from a mix of malt and chestnut floor. Pietra is an amber beer with a very distinct but pleasant ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking