Third largest city in Corsica, Portivechju, whose economy once rested on the exploitation of salt, wood and cork, is today an attractive resort with its beautiful coastline and sandy beaches, some of which are part nature Reserve of Bonifacio.
The Col de Bavella (Pass of Bavella) is a great place to appreciate the stunning scenery of the Alta Rocca mountains and is a hive of outdoor pursuit activities. From the Col de Bavella, you will make your way to the Polischellu waterfalls before dropping down towards the Côte des Nacres via the Solenzara Valley, perfect for canyoning, abseiling down waterfalls, rock climbing, hunting and fishing.
Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano (Santa Lucia di Tallà in the Corsican language), is a very pretty village in Alta-Rocca, perched above the Rizzanèse valley. Its tall granite houses, its ancient church of Saint-Jean dating back to the XIIth century, the convent of Saint-François from the XVth and XIXth centuries, its fort, known as Maison Giacomoni, from the XVth Century and its ancient oil mill are just a few of the local attractions that can be visited.
"At the southernmost tip of the island perched atop awesome white cliffs battered by the waves stands Bonifacio At Bonifacio, visit the old town with the Bastion de l’Etendard, the Place d’Armes, the very moving sailor’s cemetery, the magnificent King of Aragon steps carved out of the cliff face, and the church of Saint Dominique, one of the island’s few Gothic buildings."
"An attractive resort with its beautiful coastline and sandy beaches. Third largest city in Corsica, Portivechju, whose economy once rested on the exploitation of salt, wood and cork, is today an attractive resort with its beautiful coastline and sandy beaches, some of which are part nature Reserve of Bonifacio."
You could just as easily be in Hawaii, the home of stand-up paddle… It is, in fact, Piantarella, in Corsica. The same turquoise lagoons, the same fun atmosphere, sharing in the joys of nature… Welcome to the Bonifacio Windsurf Club, which offers a chance to enjoy an original and idyllic discovery of the sport of stand-up paddle, or « SUP » for those in the know.
Palombaggia is a magnificent fine-sand beach framed by red rocks and white dunes. Famous for its parasol pines, it provides a spectacular panorama of the Cerbicale Islands. SANTA GIULIA is a turquoise lagoon lapping at the foot of a mountain along kilometres of fine, white sand.
The famous waterfall, one of the touristic highlights of the region. The Oso is a small river that flows for 23.4km through the Corse-du-Sud area of the island before emptying out into the sea on the eastern coast. The upper reaches of this river are known by the name Piscia di Ghjaddu and it is here that the famous waterfall of the same name can be found, one of the touristic highlights of the region.
Porto-Vecchio takes its name, meaning ‘Old Port’, from its history as an ancient Roman port. Today, Corsica offers a sunny resort escape that is steeped in history and culture. The Roc e Fiori Hotel is located in the quaint hamlet of Bocca dell’Oro on the island of Corsica, France, and is just five minutes from Porto-Vecchio and even closer to the soft, white-sand beaches of Palombaggia and Santa Giulia. About 30 minutes from Bonifacio, the hotel is near popular attractions such as the Réserve naturelle des Îles Lavezzi and Le Lac de l’Ospédale. From sunny beaches to charming attractions, the Roc e Fiori Hotel is an ideal setting for a family vacation or weekend getaway on the enchanted isle of Corsica.
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