The most beautiful landscapes of Corsica
Variety of Corsican landscapes
Corsica amazes with its varied landscapes: a mountain range plunging into the sea, magnificent beaches and small creeks, green forests criss-crossed by torrents, unusual places where rock is the dominating element.
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The central mountain range Corsica in two.
To the south and west, Corsica is granitic (Porto-Vecchio, SartÃ¨ne, Ajaccio, Calvi...) and volcanic (Scandola, Monte Cinto, Capu Tafunatu...). The landscapes are vivid and accentuated, composed of high peaks, deep and detached gulfs, capes, creeks, narrow valleys, gorges.
To the north and east, schist dominates (Cap Corse, Castagniccia, Casinca...). The summits are more modest, the relief is abrupt and massive, interspersed with a multitude of valleys, ridges and rocky spurs where the villages are built.
Bonifacio and Saint Florent are limestone enclaves where the rock is clear and bright.
Finally, the eastern plain presents a harmonious and peaceful relief, where the coast is just a long fine sand beach along the Tyrrhenian Sea.
These large complexes do not account for Corsica´s wealth of mineral elements. Numerous rocks outcrop everywhere, of different ages, hues and hardness, forming striking contrasts of shapes and colours (Calanques de Piana, Aiguilles de Bavella, Inzecca gorge, Uomo di Cagna...).
Corsica´s massifs and mountains
With 120 peaks over 2000 m, Corsica is the highest island in the Mediterranean. It is also the greenest. Its high and compartmentalised relief gives rise to torrents, rivers and waterfalls which run in white water down to the sea, carving out gorges and valleys (Asco, Tavignano, Restonica...). Forests abound in the mountains where water is omnipresent (Castagniccia, Aïtone, Vizzavona...). On the reliefs of the high plateaus (Cuscionu and Ese) the pozzines are formed, vast natural meadows, irrigated by springs and meandering streams.
Corsica's coastline and beaches
Corsica is also 1000 km of coastline bathed by the warm Mediterranean climate. The relief shaped by the sea, the sun and the wind, plunges into crystal clear water where beaches, cliffs, gulfs and creeks supersede one another, creating landscapes of remarkable beauty. With only 15% of its surface area urbanised, Corsica's coastline has remained wild. The Conservatoire du littoral de Corse (Corsican Coastal Conservatory) ensures the preservation of these natural areas: the Sanguinaires Islands, the Agriates Desert, Palombaggia, Campumoru, Roccapina, or Terrenzana, the latter being part of the Riva Bella resort.