For nature lovers, the area of Corte is one of the "must see places" of Corsica. Area is not only interesting because of the old city and fortress , but also because of attractive surroundings with high mountains, mountain lakes and deep gorges. In any case, you have to dedicate a few days of your holidays to visit this area. It is possible accommodation in one of Corte hotels, at private rooms and in the camps in the surrounding of the town.
The most desirable place for camping is definitely Restonica camp, which can be in high season very crowded. In three days you can see Restonica park and swim in the warm pools of the river Restonica, discover Corte town and take a trip to Mountain Lake Lac de Melo and Lac de Capitellu. Do you still care what to do on holidays in Corte?
The town of Corte lies in the middle of the Island of Corsica. The first thing you will see at arriving to the city of Corte, will be the fortress on the rock above the town. Its Citadel is visible from the all sides of the town and on the other hand - the view from the fortress to the town and surrounding mouintains is just great.
The Citadelle of Corte was already fortified in the 13th century. Genoese conquest transformed Citadell to real fortress in 1419. The Citadell is some kind of centre of all events through the history. Corsica also became In the 18th century the first country with a democratic constitution - in the world.
Today here stay museum which stores a nice anthropological collection and occasionaly museum organizes concerts of traditional Corsican music. It is easy to find top point of citadel, just follow the steps up to the tiny streets to the wall of the citadel. From the top is boasting nice view to the town, mountains and nearby sourrounding.
Evening houres are definitely the most convinient time to visit the town, when the day heat a bit descent. It is best to leave your car in the lower part of the city an then continue visit by foot through the streets. By the way you can look around to the souvenir shops.
In the upper town lies the most interesting small square with a monument and small restaurants and shops around it. Its name is Pascal Paoli Square. Anothe square is Jean Pierre Gaffori. In the middle of this square is the statue of general Gaffori - the hero of the Corsican independance against Genoese occupation. Are you tired? Take a break, look arround your self, seat to the restaurant or bar and enjoy lively streets and squares..