the Lavezzi Isles where 68species of fish have beenrecorded, the Finocchiarolaand Scandola Isles that areFrance’s leading land andsea reserve, and theBiguglia Pond where 127species of aquatic birdsnest. In the spring every- thing is in bloom and the
is at its mostfragrant, and autumn isalso a delight when thechestnut harvest is celebrat-ed in the villages perchedon the tops, making Corsicaa delight to explorewhat-everthe season.
orsica is nothing like the image we haveof a Mediterraneanisland. In fact, no otherMediterranean island hasCorsica’s lushness. With the green of the chestnut trees of Castagniccia, thegreen of the rustlingbushes along the pathsof the
(scrubland), the verdant mountainpastures that are at theirmost beautiful during the summer, the greenof the vast forests ofindigenous pine trees that are hundreds of yearsold and that stand outagainst the Aïtone sky, the emerald patches of the mountain lakes, thesilvery green Nebbio olivegroves, the transparencyof the waterfalls and poolsof Restonica, and the greenlines of the Patrimoniovineyard in the spring.With more than 2000 plantspecies, Corsica will dazzleyou with colour. What ismore, the Regional NaturePark of Corsica coversmore than two thirds of the island. Five naturereserves protect someunique flora and faunawith the Cerbicale Isles that provide a sanctuaryfor crested cormorants,
ome and enjoy the fragranceof the herb-scented Maquis