Situated north or Porto Vecchio, Lecci is a small village with a laid back feel and a handful of amenities. The beaches of Pinarellu and San Ciprianu are nearby whilst the mountain village of l’Ospédale is also within reach. Lecci is renowned for its vineyards at the Domaine de Torraccia.
This exquisite bay more than worth a visit and was recently included in The Times' list of the best 20 beach holidays in Europe. While you're there you can check out the near perfect Genoese tower which dominates the peninsula. It has a long sweep of soft white sand and is backed by a pine forest, ideal for any members of the party who need shade.
A beautiful half-moon of white sand and turquoise water close to Lecci and that has several water sports facilities.
Foire de Porto Vecchio - Porto Vecchio, June
Traditional artisan fair.
Lumières de Toscane - Porto Vecchio, June
Lyrical concerts, parades, theatrical representations, art exhibitions, arts and crafts, cinematography and workshops for school children. This event is held in three places: cultural centre, bastion de France and the narrow streets of the town.
Journées Médiévales - Bonifacio, June
A variety of medieval entertainment and exhibitions.
Fête de la Nativité de la Vierge - Bonifacio, September
Stuffed aubergines ‘à la Bonifacienne’ are prepared and distributed amongst the people attending the ceremony of this religious feast.
Defi Inter-Isles - Bonifacio, September
Supporting the Corsican windsurf championships, this competition will see some hundred windsurfers from all corners of the world participating.
Le Tour de Corse à la Voile - Bonifacio, October
The Tour de Corse à la Voile is a regatta from Bonifacio to Bonifacio, 250 nautical miles non-stop, organised by the Bonifacio Yacht Club, under the auspices of the Fédération Française de voile and the Ligue Corse de voile.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Domaine de Torraccia
This vineyard is best known for its red, rosé and white wine but also produces marc brandy, olives and olive oil. The owners will share their passion and knowledge with you. You will learn how to taste wine and recognise aromas. Plus get a full explanation of the certain elements which make a good wine… the soil, the climate and the workmanship, and of course there is an opportunity to purchase a bottle of some of their fine wines… or 2!
Drive inland to the spectacular Col de Bavella, one of the most dramatic mountain passes in Corsica, with stunning views across the forests and mountains to the ocean beyond. Try on one of the many walks through the forests that lead to the hidden waterfalls of the Piscia di Gallo or Cockerall falls.
The old Genoese walled town of Porto Vecchio seduces every visitor 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 and browse the chic boutiques and little shops selling local produce. Stop for a coffee on Place de la République and really take in the hustle and bustle of this charming town.