Corsica is also known as "L'Ile de Beauté", the island of beauty – for good reasons. Dreamy beaches with crystal clear water, rugged rocky coasts and picturesque coastal towns form the perfect holiday destination.

In the south of the island you can find fantastic lagoons such as Rondinara or Santa Giulia. And in the north the natural reserve Cap Corse impresses its visitors with unspoiled nature and hidden bays.

Corsica is the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean. Only a few kilometres off the coast, the mountains rise up to over 2000 meters. A true paradise for hikers and climbers - with a variety of tours. A very popular one is the GR 20 long-distance route that crosses the island from north to south.

Corte, surrounded by the highest mountains, is the ancient heart of Corsica and the only university town on the island. Even today, the place is a symbol of the struggle of the inhabitants for their independence from France.

The original Corsican kitchen is very down-to-earth and solid. Fresh caught fish is served everywhere along the coast, wild boar, sausages and cheese in the inner part of the island. Try the typical chestnut beer – it’s delicious.

City Facts

  • Location

    Figari is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of the french mediterranean island of Corsica.

  • Population

    Figari: about 1460. Complete island: about 322,000

  • Size

    Commune of Figari: 100 km². Complete island: 8,680 km²

  • Public transport

    Unfortunately, public transport in Corsica isn't developed very well - particularly not in the south of the island. There is a railway that connects the three bigger cities in the west and north-east (Ajaccio, Calvi and Bastia), running through spectacular mountain landscapes.

  • Climate

    Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

  • Best time to visit

    May to early July. It is already warm enough for bathing and not yet too crowded.

  • Good to know

    Many shops - especially smaller ones - are closed between 12.00 and 15.00. This should be considered when planning a visit to a city. Most supermarkets are open all day.

  • Nice to know

    The southernmost wine region of France is situated next to Figari. Vermentino grapes are cultivated there. The siliceous soil and the steady sea breeze make it an excellent red and white wine.

  • Airport

    Figari Sud Corse, located 4 kilometers northeast of the village of Figari and 22 kilometers from Bonifacio. Porto-Vecchio is 23 kilometers away.

  • Bus

    From the airport there is only one bus line going to Porto-Vecchio (three times a day). The easiest way is probably to rent a car. But especially during the summer season it should be booked early in advance.

  • Taxi

    The alternative to rental cars and the rare buses. Taxis to Porto-Vecchio cost between 35 and 40 euros, to Bonifacio about 30 euros.