- Hiking / Trekking
- Place or Religious Monument
- Castle and fortress
- Place or Historical Monument
The town of Corte sits proudly below its citadel, which is perched high up on a rocky outcrop, Old stonework and a labyrinth of lanes set amongst a stunning landscape of steep hills and scrubland. Walking was on my agenda and I certainly wasn't left disappointed.
The town is lovely and the Corte Citadel, AKA the 'Eagle's Nest', is a must. It's home to the Palazzu Naziunale, the former Corsican transient state (1755 to 1768) and offers superb views across the neighbouring valleys. You'll also find the Corsica Museum, an anthropological museum that exhibits traditional and contemporary collections.
The town is in the centre of the island, surrounding by mountain ranges that are perfect for hikes across the Corsican scrub.