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Island Insider: Corsica

Blessed with a stunning natural beauty, encompassing everything from Bahamas-blue seas to soaring mountain ranges, Corsica is a wonderful destination for travelers who like to get off the beaten path and explore with a sense of adventure. Indagare’s Creative Director traveled to the French island this summer and discovered a place that remains beautifully true to itself. Below are her favorite finds and Corsica travel tips.

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Hotel Newcomer: Domaine de Misincu, a gorgeous boutique property in the wild Cap Corse.

Hotel Classic: Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa, a seaside Relais & Chateaux that is family-run.

Best Lunch: Le Vieux Moulin, in Centuri Port and Playa Baggia, near Porto Vecchio, both restaurants that serve incredible seafood and feel totally of-the-place.

Favorite Aperitif: A Cap Corse on the terrace of La Villa, looking across to Calvi’s Citadelle.

Best Dinner: Version Maquis Citadelle, thanks to its beautiful al fresco terrace with spot-on views of Bonifacio.

Most Serene Hotel: Domaine de Murtoli, tucked into 6,000 stunning acres.

Food Musts: Fresh oysters at Etang de Diane and all cheeses.

Top Shops: Au Petit Bazaar in Bonfacio for breezy beach accessories, and Annie Traiteur, in Calvi, for select Corsican wines.

Favorite Hike: The short but steep climb to the Torre di Seneca, in Cap Corse.

Favorite Drive: The route from Saint Florent to Calvi has some incredible vistas, and you can stop along the way in the small towns along the Artisan Route.

Wine to Bring Back Home: Abbatucci (Faustine); Vaccalli (Granit Rouge).

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– Simone Girner on July 9, 2019

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