Corsica; part 3, Porto, L' Ile Rousse & Calvi

PORTO

Copyright Millie Brown

Copyright Millie Brown

Copyright Millie Brown

We arrived into Porto from the Restonica Valley just in time for sunset and dinner and left not long after a late lazy breakfast overlooking the marina the next morning.

All of us would have been more than happy to have stayed and explored everything that this part of the coast offers, however we needed to be in Calvi that night for our departure back to the mainland the next morning, and we wanted the day to enjoy and appreciate the less direct coastal road which had come highly recommended.

We weren't disappointed, the drive more than made up for the quick exit, the views from this coast road from Porto to Calvi are nothing short of jaw droppingly beautiful, with no shortage of small quiet beaches to choose from for a picnic (not a very glamorous one mind you) lunch of, YES, more Corsican salami, brebis cheese, bread, olive oil and fig paste. Sitting on a little pebble beach off the beaten path overlooking the bluest of water I imagined not taking the plane the following day!

PORTO TO CALVI

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L'ILE ROUSSE

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CALVI

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Copyright Millie Brown

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Copyright Millie Brown

We hit the outskirsts of Calvi and decided to continue onto l'ile Rousse  before heading back to Calvi for a quick pre-dinner walk up into the tiny cobbled streets of the historic citadelle. Here we enjoyed one of our best dinners on the island at 'A Candella'.  Spending an evening around the table in a Calvi village street overlooking the mediterranean, enjoying the best of Corsican produce and cooking while sipping on our last bottle of Corsican rosé was the perfect final evening on this magical and compelling island. Corsica, until next time.......

Millie xx

(Note, I would advise you if you can to arrive at A Candella early or make a reservation).

Corsica; Part 1, Bonifacio & up into the mountains

 Corsica; Part 2, Corte & The Restonica Valley