Corsica is the fourth largest island
in the Mediterranean Sea located west of Italy, southeast of
the French mainland, and north of the island of Sardinia. Corsica
is one of the 26 regions of France, although the island is separated
from the continental mainland by the Ligurian Sea and is much
closer to the Italian than to the French mainland. It was once
briefly an independent Corsican Republic, until being incorporated
into France in 1768. Corsica is famed as the birthplace of Napoléon
Bonaparte. His ancestral home, Casa Buonaparte, is located there
Santa Lucia di Moriani is about 140
kms from Ajaccio.
Santa Lucia di Moriani is about 39
kms from Bastia.
By Air - There are four international airports in Corsica:
AJACCIO, BASTIA, CALVI, FIGARI.
By Ferry - Ferries to Corsica depart from French ports Marseille,
Toulon and Nice, and from Italian ports in Savona, Genova and
Livorno. Corsican harbours are in L'ille Rousse, Calvi, Ajaccio,
Propriano, Porto Vecchio and Bastia. There is a ferry to Sardinia
By Train - The Trinighellu (the small train) calls at Ajaccio,
Bocognano, Vizzavona, Vivario, Venaco, Corte, Francardo, Ponte
By Road - Travelling on Corsica's narrow and winding roads
provides spectacular views along the way - but allow plenty of
time. You can also expect traffic jams and parking problems in
most of the towns.