An ancient emotion between history and nature
"Kallìste", meaning the most beautiful, is the ancient name by which the Greeks named Corsica. With an MSC Cruise, you can experience its timeless spell and discover the charm of the most authentic and exciting islands among Mare Nostrum.
An MSC Mediterranean Cruise will allow you the chance to discover Corsica, a unique island where Nature reigns supreme. With its thousands of kilometres of coastline, white beaches, bays and hidden lagoons, you will have wonderful leisure times lulled by the waves of the sea and the pleasure of tasting the delicious Corsican cuisine; moreover, the freshest fried fish.
An MSC Excursion will take you to the gardens located on the plain of Casone, on the edge of the city, which house some monoliths among the olive trees where the future emperor Napoleon I seems to have taken refuge as a young man in moments of solitude. Along the itinerary you can also admire the old town of Ajaccio and not far from Parata, looking out to the horizon, you can see the Bloody Islands, a vast archipelago of four islands of red porphyry with the distinctive lighthouse standing on the largest one.
One of the MSC Excursions will take you right to the ancient area of Ajaccio, where it will be possible to immerse yourself in the grandeur of history of the native town of Napoleon Bonaparte who remained until the age of 13 and later returned many times.
The house museum, which recounts his story through the original furnishings, remained the property of the Bonaparte family from 1682 until 1923 when it was donated to the French government which transformed it into a national museum.
Another MSC Excursion will leave a mark on your heart after your encounter with the turtles on the island. In A Cupulatta nature park, many species from different parts of the world are bred and studied, including the giant turtles of Galapagos, the redheaded turtles of Seychelles... There is also the Corsica Regional Nature Park, home to the “Village of Turtles" that safeguards the native tortoises and promotes the repopulation of these species. There will be in-depth information to learn more about this enduring animal.