Located at the north end of the Gulfe de la Liscia, Tiuccia is a charming village only 25km from Ajaccio. The focal point of the village is the golden sandy beach with gently shelving waters. Surrounded by history this charming bay is home to two small Genoese watchtowers ands other historic ruins.
Plage du Liamone
Tiuccia’s main beach has sweeping golden sand lapped by crystal clear waters and a variety of water sports available.
Plage de Liscia
This long strand of golden sand is the beach of Tiuiccia and is one of the best in the area. It is flanked on either side by two Genoese towers and the gentle slope of the sand and the calm, shallow water makes it ideal for young children.
This renowned family beach is a short drive from the centre of Ajaccio and it has a good suite of facilities including parking, lifeguards and toilets. Yet is also maintains a unique environment with the recent replanting of local plants and a strong sense of conservation for the local wildlife. All this and the beautiful pure blue of the Mediterranean.
Fete de la Saint Erasme – Ajaccio - June
Mass and procession honouring the patron saint of fishermen through the streets of the old town and out to sea. The population is invited to come aboard the boats to follow this procession on the water after the priest blesses the boats.
Fête de L’Assomption – Ajaccio - August
In addition to the religious celebrations for the Assumption, there are also commemorative festivities marking the birth of Emperor Napoleon 1st, which makes this date the high point of the summer season in Ajaccio.
Festival du Film Italien – Ajaccio - September
The discovery of countries and their inhabitants through cinema. During this festival, Corsica welcomes directors and numerous actors, with spectators voting after the screening of each film.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Corsica’s diminutive capital sparkles with a Mediterranean buzz, bustling squares and cafés on every corner with ample culture and many places that celebrate Corsica’s famous son – Napoléon Bonaparte.
Cargese is a village famous for having given asylum to Greek refugees that sought refuge in Corsica in 1676, its attractions include two churches; one, a white Catholic church with its superb view, the other, a brightly coloured Greek Orthodox church, equipped with the bells from the cathedral at Vitylo, each stand facing each other.
Gulfe de Porto
The coast of the Golfe de Porto is one of Corsica's most famous landscapes. The pinnacles and ravines of the red granite Calanches soar out of beautiful blue seas framed by the jagged peaks of Paglia Orba. They are best explored by foot or by boat. Boat trips can also be taken from Porto to Scandola, a spectacular nature reserve with an abundance of wildlife.