Old Porto Vecchio
The old Genoese walled town still seduces visitors with its picturesque narrow streets and the austerity of its high stone houses that are set within the Citadel's ramparts. Wander the ancient streets, the Borgo, where you can see the enormous twisted tree of the Place de la Republique, the 19th century church of St-Jean Baptiste and the gallery housed within the Bastion di A Funtana Vechju. The streets are dotted with chic boutiques offering designer fashions and the very best local produce in Porto Vecchio and the old town.
Porto Vecchio Marina
Within a few minutes walk of the old town, the marina lined with cafés is an excellent place to enjoy a leisurely drink during those hot summer evenings.
Palombaggia & Santa Giulia Beaches
The beaches of Palombaggia and Santa Giulia rank amongst the most beautiful in Corsica.
Col de Bavella
Drive inland more than 1200m up to the spectacular Col de Bavella, one of the most dramatic passes in Corsica with stunning views across extensive forest, ocean and mountains. Also visit the surrounding mountain villages in the area. Try canyoning or take a dip in a rock pool in the rivers of the Bavella massif. There are many walks through the forests to the hidden waterfalls of the Alta Rocca, including Piscia di Gallo, or Cockerall falls.
A short drive inland from Porto Vecchio will bring you to the Ospedale forest, and some great spots for a picnic.
Ste Lucie de Tallano & Zoza rockpools
Most people love the sleepy little village of Ste Lucie de Tollano, with its grand old granite houses grouped around a picturesque square - la place du monument aux morts - looking over the valley of the Rizzanese River. From here it's only a short distance to the fabulous rock pools at Zoza. The sides of the river have flat rocks which are excellent for sunbathing, and the rock pools along the length of this stretch of the river provide tranquil and crystal-clear (if sometimes a little chilly) water in which to bathe.
Les Bains de Caldane near Ste Lucie
This is a small, open air, Roman bath in which you can relax, unwind and enjoy the views and a café for refreshments.