Whether you own a luxury yacht or choose to charter a superyacht in Corsia this itinerary allows the explorer to admire plunging cliffs, charming seaside towns and a mountainous interior that makes up a total of two-thirds of the island. The island is also a wine-lovers paradise with family-owned estates passionately producing quality wines.
Not forgetting its underwater world though – some of the best diving and snorkelling can be found here too. See sea sponges, anemones and corals plus a whole host of other marine life – it will certainly be a highlight of your trip.
Day 1 — Ajaccio
Most international flights land at Ajaccio, and this is probably the best place to meet your luxury yacht. There are excellent facilities here, as well as a fascinating town to explore. Half a day spent wandering the streets of Ajaccio will give the visitor an excellent introduction into all things Corsican.
The town, as you’d expect, makes much of the fact that Napoleon Bonaparte was born here, and a visit to the modest house where he was born is worth an hour of your time. Elsewhere in the town there are a couple of good museums, some good shopping to be done in the Rue Bonaparte and Boulevard du Roi Jerome, and dozens of pavement cafes where you can sit and watch the Corsicans amble past.
For the gastronomically inclined, there is a fish market every morning in the Place Foch, and a daily open market selling enticing Corsican produce next to the town hall. For eating out in the evening there are few places better than L’Altru Versu (2km west of the town centre) to experience what an Corsican cuisine with a stunning sea view. Alternatively you Palm Beach, a few kilometres further west, has great views and a Michelin star, but with a slightly less Corsican feel.
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