22 incredible pictures of Corsica

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updated 25.03.2020

Just off the south of France, and closer to the coast of Italy, the small, mountainous island of Corsica lies in wait for the three million tourists that visit its shores each year. Few places in Europe have such varied landscapes, from sweeping white-sand beaches and deep gorges, to towering mountains and otherworldly coastal cliffs. It's no wonder why our readers have voted Corsica one of the most beautiful places in Europe.

Corsica might just be your all-in-one European island break. Whether you've already visited, are planning to or have never even heard of Corsica, here are 23 pictures that'll give you some serious wanderlust.

Corte Citadel at sunrise


© Dominik Michalek/Shutterstock


© gevision/Shutterstock

Bay of Calvi

Calvi historic city center with sandy beach, historic houses and harbor with boats and yachts, Corsica, France © Eva Bocek/Shutterstock

© gevision/Shutterstock

Notre Dame de la Serra perched on mountain, Calvi


© Athena Images/Shutterstock

Genoese tower at Punta Spanu


© Jon Ingall/Shutterstock

San Michele de Murato (Pisan church), Murato, Nebbio (Nebbiu)


© kyrien/Shutterstock


© alpinenature/Shutterstock

Speloncato from above, Balagne


© Jon Ingall/Shutterstock

Roccapina beach


© Dennis van de Water/Shutterstock

Sunset over Bonifacio


© beboy/Shutterstock

Rondinara beach

Aerial view of Rondinara beach in Corsica Island in France ©  Samuel Borges Photography/Shutterstock

© Samuel Borges Photography/Shutterstock

Port de Girolata

Panoramic morning view of Port de Girolata ©  Andrew Mayovskyy/Shutterstock

© Andrew Mayovskyy/Shutterstock

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Top image © Dominik Michalek/Shutterstock

Rough Guides Editors

written by
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updated 25.03.2020

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