Found just north of the Italian islands of Sardinia is the French island of Corsica, known as the pearl of France, this island has something on offer for everyone. Whether you want to relax on one of the lovely beaches, take a hike through its beautiful natural scenery or take a stroll through the beautiful towns and shops. Having a rental car Corsica gives you the freedom to do what you want on your trip to this wonderful island, without the hassle or restraints of public transport. At HAPPYCAR, the online comparison portal, we check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
The island has only been French since the mid-1700's before hand it was part of the north western Italian republic of Genoa, gaining independence in 1755, being a republic for 14 years until it was conquered by France. Corsica is the birthplace of the famous French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, you can buy many souvenirs with his picture on. The island has a population of over a quarter million, however receives thousands of tourists, especially during the months of summer.
Ajaccio: The capital city of the islands, and home to main airport on the islands, so the ideal place to pick up your hire car Corsica and begin your journey. The city is the birthplace of Napoleon, a feat that is seen throughout the city. The city has a great market to have a stroll through, buy some fresh olives or some freshly baked bread, on a nice day a stroll through the beautiful streets of the city is enough but there also some great museums which are well worth a visit such as the Musee Fesch which was establish by Napoleon's uncle it is the main museum of fine arts in Corsica, containing some important Napoleonic collections, Napoleons house of birth has also been turned into a museum and for those who are interested in the man, should take a visit.
Calvi: Probably the most popular tourist destination on the island is the wonderful city of Calvi, the history of the city can be dated back to the Neolithic age. There is a legend that the famous explorer Christopher Columbus was born in the city. The city can be reached by an airport in Calvi or by the airport at Bastia, picking up a hire car Calvi at one of these makes it simple to get to the city. Once in the city a trip to the beautiful citadel is highly recommended, although one must be prepared for a bit of a walk to reach it, but it is well worth it, offering stunning views. The is also a beautiful church to view ‘Eglise Sante-marie de Calvi’.
Should you wish to get out of the cities and take in some of the beautiful scenery that this island has to offer, one of the most popular hikes is that up the mountain Mount Renoso, measuring 2,352 meters high, it is a stunning hike to do and offers some breath-taking views.
With so much on offer it is understandable to have difficulty which destination to visit or what type of trip you want, relaxing or adventure? Having a car hire Corsica lets you do it all without the restrictions that come with using public transportation. Pick up your rental car Corsica at one of the airports or ports and start your journey from there, take in the cities and the stunning scenery.
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