Mediterranean Island hopping

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maggie-

Mediterranean Island hopping

Thinking of trying this in september.Nice to Corsica to Sardinia to Sicily. I've visited France n Italy a few times but not these islands. Apparently its easy to do, no airports, just boats! Anyone have any tips on what to see and do? Where to go? What's great to eat? Thinking we will probably spend 2 or 3 days each in Corsica n Sardinia n then a week in Sicily?!

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Wendy

Sardinia

Hi Maggie

It's a long time since I did the ferry crossing from Santa Teresa to Corsica so can't comment on Santa Teresa. A couple of places I would visit would be Tempio, although not so nice on the outskirts it has a rather nice old quarter if you like old buildings and some reasonable restaurants. I would also try and make your way to Cannigione and take an all-day boat trip round the smaller islands. They stop a couple of times for swimming and lunch is usually provided. They leave port about 8.00ish returning 5.00ish. There is, of course, the Costa Smeralda where the very rich have their boats. There is, IMO, a nicer resort called Porto Rotondo, smaller, easier to get round and not quite as expensive as the Smeralda. My email address in my profile if you want to write with any questions or via this page if you prefer.

Wendy

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maggie-

Sardinia

Thank you Wendy. I had Cannigione on our list, I will have a look at your other suggestions.

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Fish Wife

Corsica

Is my most favourite holiday island! Beautiful, lovely coastline and inland, fab food, just perfect.

It's big though so which part would you be in? We've done south east, Porto Vecchio / BBonifacio area which is just lovely, beautiful beaches especially this way. Also done North west, Calvi area, also very lovely. Also spent time in the 'finger' which, whilst nice is a little too quiet. Inland also very beautiful, nice to journey out from the towns.
The only part we haven't seen is South West which is on the 'to do' list for one day.

We really enjoyed the food, basically French but a but heartier, bit more rustic, bit more pasta, so French with Italian influence.

One down side is accommodation tends to be scarce so overpriced for, sometimes, quite poorly quality.

Have fun, it sounds like a trip that'd appeal to me hugely!

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maggie-

Corsica

That's a lovely endorsement fishwife! Well, we will probably start in Calvi and end up at Bonafacio that's where the ferries run to and from. We will hire a car and hopefully drive inland as well. We don't tend to plan too much, all we really need to know is times and frequency of the ferries.Which is easy and then we make the rest up and see where the wind takes us!I love a good adventure...

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stvgreen

Food Tips

Would love it if you could post some food tips or recommendations from your trip for me to try at home. You can't beat good Italian cooking!

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alexdander

jealous much

jealous much! Hope you have a great trip.

 
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