Almost all visitors tour Cap Corse in an anti-clockwise direction, starting from near Bastia and traveling around to finish near Saint-Florent. They follow this direction because the sun rises in the east and sets in the west so the coastal scenery is at its best to the east in the morning and to the west by evening.
This beautiful coast road heads north to Cap Corse and its small villages. But as far as possible, go north to south. You’ll be at the seaside. It’s even better. The views that you will see will leave you speechless. The scenery is spectacular and the road, at times, utterly terrifying, with dramatic crashing waves beckoning from below white-knuckle sheer drops. The most scenic, unique, dramatic landscape opens up in front of you. There is plenty of parking to stop and take pictures.
The citadel and the old port of Bastia town are the highlights here, in one of the oldest and largest towns in Corsica. From Bastia a few kilometers, there is the town of Erbalunga. This small village and port are very traditional and unspoiled.
Other highlights in north Cap Corse are the port at Centuri and Macinaggio town. There are a few traditional restaurants, cafes, and shops where you can taste the specialties and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the rural area. The gently sloping hilly east coast is washed by clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Small fishing ports set by idyllic coves afford a splendid panorama over two Italian islands- Elba and Capraia. On a clear day, a faint silhouette of the Tuscan mainland may also be seen.
Numerous Romanesque chapels, convents and churches bear witness to the island’s Christian heritage while glorious vineyards shaping the landscape testify to an ancient tradition of making exuberant wine true to its origin.
The west coast of the peninsula enjoys a distinctively different character. The scenery becomes wilder with sheer cliffs plunging into crashing waves of the Mediterranean. Fragrant maquis peppered with wildflowers, green oak groves and scented cistus and myrtle shrubs battered by strong ever-present winds reveal dramatic rock formations, home to a third of Corsica’s famous Genoese towers.
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