What do you look for in a holiday, is it beautiful beaches and picturesque views, great food and fascinating culture? Whichever it is you’re looking for, we think we have the answer. The little known commune of Figari on the French island of Corsica is a hidden delight full of sunshine, history and striking scenery waiting to be explored.
Catch your flight to Figari during the summer months to take advantage of its great beaches. Crystal clear waters surround the golden shores, making it the perfect place for those lazy summer days of sunbathing, iced drinks and reading. If sunbathing isn’t your thing, take a hike along Figari’s green and mountainous terrain or meander along the marked trails.
For a fun and adrenaline-fuelled holiday, head over to ProKart, Figari’s go-karting track. Reach exciting speed as you race your friends and family around the track, taking in Figari’s scenery as you turn sharp corners and take in the summer heat. Is your adrenaline still pumping? Go to Figari’s flight school, the Aeroclub Sud Corse. For a real adventure, learn to fly a plane alongside a trained pilot. If you’re not up for the hands-on approach, sit back and admire the views as you fly over the south west coast of Corscia and the magnificent mountains that shape Figari.
Hungry? Figari has a number of great restaurants to choose from where you can sample local delicacies such as wild boar. Great food needs great wine, and the restaurants of Figari offer a great selection. 380 acres of vineyards can be explored in Figari, where Syrah, Grenache and Vermentino varieties of grape are grown in abundance – perfect for the wine connoisseurs amongst you.
Why not take a day trip out of Figari? Corsica is a beautiful island, and with buses and easy to navigate roads you’ll be able to explore the island with ease.
Hire a car and drive to Porto-Vecchio, a popular town located on the east coast of Corsica. Stroll the cobbled streets, where you can buy traditional treats of dried meats, honey and chestnut flour which is used to make Corsican desserts. After shopping, why not relax on one of the most beautiful beaches in the region: Palombaggia beach. Heading south, visit Bonifacio cliffs and enjoy the breathtaking view, or enjoy a heavenly trip to the Lavezzi islands.
Is Figari the place for you? We think so.