Porto-Vecchio © Scooby1980
Known as the 'St Tropez of Corsica', Porto-Vecchio is becoming one of the most fashionable towns in southern Corsica. It is situated in a scenic bay, near popular sandy beaches such as Palombaggia, Rondinara, and Santa Guilia. This is the perfect place for a lazy beach holiday in sunny Corsica and visitors are spoiled for choice with all the pleasant spots to set up beach camp for the day. The town itself is also picturesque, particularly the old town, called the Borgo, which boasts winding, narrow streets and interesting sights such as the twisted tree at the Place de la Republique, the incomplete church of St Jean Baptiste, and the art gallery at the Bastion di A Funtana Vechju.
Porto-Vecchio has a few souvenir shops and excellent speciality food shops selling Corsican delicacies like wild boar sausage and local cheeses. There are a number of cafes, bars and restaurants providing good vantage points for people-watching, and during the high season the city is usually buzzing with activity. It is a good doorstep to the delights of Corsica and an increasingly glamorous holiday destination which draws many visitors every year.