Corsica | Neolithic to Napoleon

  • Explore the prehistoric sites of Filitosa, U Palatinu and I Calanchi, with their great stone alignments and anthropomorphic figures.
  • Discover the city of Bonifacio, dating back to the early Middle Ages, precariously balanced on towering cliffs.
  • Special behind-the-scenes access and tour of the Museé Jérôme Carcopino in the ancient town of Aleria.

The rugged heights of Corsica cloak a long history ranging from the Neolithic and Bronze Age, through colonisation by Etruscans, Carthaginians and Romans. Highlights include well-preserved Carthaginian and Roman cities, mysterious anthropomorphic giants, and the largest collection of standing stones in the Mediterranean.

The island’s later history is dominated by the struggle for control between the rulers of Italy, France and Spain. Napoleon, Corsica’s most famous son, saw the beginning of his world-changing career here. Led by an archaeologist who has led research here, our tour allows this little-visited island to take its rightful place alongside Sicily and Sardinia in the epic history of the Mediterranean.

Themes

  • Romans
  • Rock Art
  • Prehistory
  • Medieval

Practicalities

  • Special Access
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Flights - Scheduled flights London to Ajaccio; Bastia to London
  2. Expert Guide Lecturer
  3. Tour Manager
  4. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  5. Meals - All meals included - dinners with wine
  6. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  7. Field Notes
  8. Hotels - Accommodation in hand-picked hotels.

Hotel Info

  • 3 nights in historic Sartène, with spectacular views over the rugged countryside
  • 1 night in a small hotel situated at the tip of the peninsula town of Bonifacio, overlooking the cliffs
  • 3 nights in a quiet secluded hotel near Corte set in beautiful gardens with a pool

Useful Information

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