Corsica A mountain in the Sea 🌿
A cursory inspection of a relief map of Corsica is enough to understand why the French call the island une montagne dans la mer. One vast granite mountain range runs from the northwest of the island to the southeast, dominating over two thirds of Corsica’s territory. A secondary group of peaks occupies the northeastern extremity. The highest mountain, Monte Cinto, rises to an impressive 2,710m, and there are at least another 20 peaks that break the 2,000m barrier.
Sparsely populated mountain villages speckle the interior but there are also vast uninhabited spaces where chestnut and pine forests proliferate (approximately 20% of Corsica’s territory is forested) and spectacular granite peaks carve out jagged silhouettes in the sky. Rivers, lakes, waterfalls run riot, especially in the winter and spring, providing a life force for numerous species of flora and fauna.