The two Airports saw an increase in their traffic thanks to the opening of lines and the arrival of new operators. Most of the major European capitals are now served, mainly in high seasons, although Air Corsica is working to make certain routes sustainable by offering them year-round(Brussels Charleroi and London Stansted). In addition, Switzerland, Belgium, Great Britain, but also Scandinavian, and Italy are at the meeting of the choices offered.
Even if some slight disparities exist between Ajaccio and Figari, the breakdown by type of traffic is appreciably identical on the two airports. The flows are in fact essentially made up of so-called domestic travelers representing more than 85% of annual traffic, materialized by service to more than 25 cities throughout the territory, including Paris and the main provincial cities.
The first time I landed, I feel like finding the closest and most sublime beach on the Island.
CRIQUE DE BENEDETTU
Only the locals know this large cove of shallow sand just like my friend Liza. To get there, just cross two coves among the typical red rocks of Lecci, Access at the parking level, walk along the beach on the left and follow the trail between the rocks for about 100m.
Crystal clear water, gentle slope bathing, umbrella pines to protect sensitive skins, private restaurant huts in summer to have lunch. Palombaggia offers a necklace of six beaches where you can walk without stopping at a km distance. Each new Cove offers a new panorama.
Its tropical sea, its sand of pristine whiteness, its extremely clear seabed spread a Caribbean perfume. Perfectly curved, with breathtaking beauty, Santa Giulia competes with Palombaggia for the title of the most beautiful beach in the world. Access between Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio.
Porto Vecchio Southern Corsica a got so many wonders so here are, for a short selection of the must-see.
LES AIGUILLES DE BAVELLA
Dante! Mysterious! Wild! The name means ” The needles of the Bavella” massif are a pure Marvel. They head out from the Laricio pine forest such as watchmen protecting hikers, in the last part of the great hike crossing Corsica frOM North to South. The highest needles are seven they are called the seven towers of Asinau, from the Punta Alta the highest among them (6086ft) to the Punta di l’Acella (5210ft). Starting in Porto-Vecchio, it’s a 49,8 km and 50 mn journey to reach the Bavella Pass.
LES ILES SANGUINAIRES
At sunset, the site reveals its majestic beauty. When the solar disk embraces the red granite rocks, earth and sea seem to melt in ablaze. The road to the sanguinaires island allows since the nineteenth century to connect the city of Ajaccio to Parata’s End, which is classified Great Site of France since 2017. The island located in the open sea, undergoes the rage of the waves and violence of the wind.
In Southern Corsica, let yourself be imposed by the scent of nature! It is not one but a thousand perfumes that burst their delicacy, their strength, their spicy note to your nostrils, at any time of the day and night. Napoleon Bonaparte said he was able to recognize his native island with his only smell!!!! Imagine the Symphony among more than 2,500 species of plants growing in Corsica in the natural state, 280 species or subspecies are endemic, and among them, 140 exist only here.
Starting from the dunes of the seaside, climbing towards the mountain through the maquis, you meet their universe. The flora of Corsica is protected by laws, but it is the duty of every person who cherishes nature and his fellow, to show respect or enforce to respect this wonderful natural heritage.
From June to August, the enchanting scent of the immortal fills the Corsican countryside. This highly aromatic species is made up of linear leaves with many small floral heads of up to 3 mm in diameter. Its height does not exceed 70 cm for the Immortelle of Italy, the most common on the island. But there is also the immortal Frimas, a purely endemic species, more discreet with white flowers, found in the rocks of the high mountain.
NEPETA/OU “NEPITA” NEPETA CATARIA
Large herb from 50 to 80 cm tall, the” nepita” looks like mint. Among the dozen common species, some are used for their anxiolytic effect. Others are called “cat grass”. Indeed, these contain a pheromone, terpene, known to trigger cat sexual behaviors. When it smells of leaves or petioles, the cat rubs on the plant, rolls in, scraper with its paws, cheche, licks, and purr by meowing.
Called tirlu, candellu according to whether it is green or dry, the Asphodele blooms in the spring and dries in the summer. Recognizable by its slender line, its Green stem measures 1 meter or more. The last 30 cm have several fine flowering stems. The elders used it for spiritual purposes. Sometimes made on the cross to protect the crops or torch to illuminate, the Asphodele stems can also be used as a sword for children’s games.
PIN LARICIO/PINUS NIGRA
The Laricio pine is one of the symbols of Corsica. This magnificent tree with straight and bare tronc at its base has longevity greater than the Millennium. It is present on the island on the suprammediterranean and montane floors from 900 to 1800 m, on several massifs but especially in the forest of the Uspidali, around the lake located in the region of Porto-Vecchio not far from the beaches of Palombaggia or Santa Giulia.
Under its beautiful flowered arbors from spring to autumn near the fireplace inside in winter, from mother to daughter for three generations, the passion, the art of hospitality, and the recipes have been passed on.
Brocciu- Fresh goat or sheep cheese, made in Corsica. Fromage frais de chèvre ou de brebris, fabriqué en Corse.
1Beautiful Brucciu 500 g
800 ml of warm water
500 g Flour
2 bags of chemical yeast
A pinch of salt
a couple of mint leaves, finely chopped
Mix all the ingredients except the brucciu, let the dough stand for at least one hour, perfectly drain the brucciu then add it. Tenderly mix the brucciu and the dough. Fry in very hot oil. Enjoy!
VISITED PORTO VECCHIO VILLAGE
We visited the village of Porto Vecchio by bus for about 20 minutes to reach up and see the beautiful place down around Porto Vecchio. Go back in time with this walk and its multiple charms. We Continue through the commerce-filled streets and stop at the Place de la Republique passing by the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, dating back to the 16th century. Our walk took us to the Genoese Gate where we see the salt marshes and the marina. From here navigation in the port could be monitored day and night. This village more than the cities. In a multilingual global environment, the houses are traditional and somewhat obscure. Local villagers are just satisfied with the necessities of their living. They are always provided with fresh fruits, vegetables, and fresh air.