Insight Guide: Corsica
This guide includes a section detailing Corsica's history, eight features covering the island's life and culture, ranging from its ancient folk festival to its unrefined Mediterranean-style cooking, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. It also includes more than 200 photographs and eight maps.
This title in the celebrated Insight Guides series introduces the Medierranean Island that the ancient Greeks called "Kalliste" - The Beautiful. Napolean, its most famous son, claimed he could recognise it under cover of darkness becaus of the smell of the macchia flowers. Corsica is a wild beauty, combining long stretches of Mediterranean coastline and rugged mountains. Although the island belongs to France, its people fiercely protect their own very distinctive identity.
This book will enable you to take your pick from Corsica's sights and activities, identifying the best beaches and the trickiest mountain tracks. It will also take you thourgh a turbulent history, introduce you to the people, explain the nature of the Corsican vendetta, and tell you what makes the island tick.
The expert writers and photographers behind Insight Guide: Corsica have assembled a lavishly illustrated and compellingly topical book. Complete with full-color maps and a detailed information section, it is the definitive guide to the island.