Art of living
A region with thousand flavours, land of welcome, meetings and sharing
A land of opulent scents and fleshy varieties of grape, the birthplace of tasty cuisine, a place for fishing and hunting, the cradle of ancestral artisan crafts and vast knowledge, Corsica and its residents have a gift for friendliness and enjoy sharing the art of living with their guests.
The art of living and sharing
For those curious to know about their history and traditions, Corsicans will show their visitors modest but authentic hospitality. In the shady village squares or in the intimacy of their homes, their welcome is always warm and conversations often continue late into the night…
With pigs traditionally being given the free run of the oak and chestnut groves, Corsican charcuterie cannot be equaled (Coppa, Figatellu, Lonzu…). In the markets, in shops, or in the village, Corsicans slice the prisuttu with skill and share it willingly with friendly visitors. Likewise, each valley produces its own cheeses (Venacais, Niolin…) and at high altitude, each region has its wines and its AOC [controlled designation of origin - known in French as Appellation d’origine contrôlée].
Corsicans are very keen on preserving their culture, and they like nothing better than to share it. Throughout the year, from fairs to expositions, in simple shops or authentic restaurants, one can taste olive oil, chestnut specialties, AOC honey, and wines from Patrimonio, Sartène, or elsewhere… A taste of magic and human charm. In Upper Corsica and in Southern Corsica, enjoy artisan crafts, the true tradition of the island by going to the artists’ homes: cutlery and jewelry are especially well-known.