A chic cosmopolitan resort, Porto Vecchio has as its backdrop the spearing needles of the Col de Bavella. From its shadows arises the fortress of the quaint old town; the ancient streets surrounding it now home to designer shops and restaurant terraces. Just a short hop from Sardinia at Corsica’s “lands end”, sits Bonifacio. Its rich history offers visitors a fascinating base from which to explore the south of the island, with ramparts perched high on the limestone plateau giving it a timeless charm.
More about L'Extrême Sud
Just a short hop from Sardinia at Corsica's 'lands end' sits the fortress town of Bonifacio - a popular destination for those seeking villa holidays and hotels in the southern part of Corsica.
Porto Vecchio is an attractive old town sculpted on to a dramatic hilltop, with views across its own deep bay and its small harbour below. It is a popular area for holidays in Corsica and we have some fine properties in and around the town - including villas, hotels and résidences.
There are some truly extravagant beaches around the coastline of l'Extrême Sud region of Corsica - including Palombaggia, Pinarellu, Rondinara, San Ciprianu and Santa Giulia, plus some quieter bays that are only available with some insider knowledge... Speak to your rep for more information.
L'Extrême Sud comes alive in the summer season with an abundance of activities on offer.
The discovery of the archaeological remains of the Dame de Bonifacio indicate that the area was inhabited in Neolithic times and indeed, Bonifacio's first documented appearance was as the town of the cannibalistic Laestrygonians in Homer's Odyssey.
Throughout the summer season each village holds its own celebration of a local trade, agricultural produce and dates of religious or historical significance.