Planning a trip is always meticulous and careful work, necessary to avoid mishaps, choose the best period and the itinerary best suited to your interests.
To help you organise your trip to Corsica, we have put together a series of useful information that will be indispensable in the preparation phase.
As European citizens, all you will need is a valid identity card for expatriation.
Children under the age of 15 must have a personal passport under new legislation that cancels the possibility of registering a child on the passport of one of his or her parents.
As France is part of the Schengen treaty, they will be able to travel freely without being asked for any document, which you must in any case carry with you.
In the high season, shops keep regular opening hours from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm, but in the summer season, siestas are observed in many places. You will be impressed to see deserted towns between 12 noon and 4 pm.
Restaurants often serve both lunch and dinner in the high season.
Off-season, however, the hours are 09.00 to 12.00 and 15.00 to 19.00.
In Corsica, as in France, the EURO (€) is in force.
For withdrawing cash in Corsica, you will have no problem if you are on the coast: here you will often find cash dispensers. It is more difficult in inland locations, where banks are hardly ever equipped with ATMs. If you have difficulty finding an ATM, you can try post offices, but our advice is always to walk around with a good supply of cash.
Unlike the French regions on the mainland, the use of credit cards is less widespread in Corsica.
The island is very safe and the only care to take is when driving. In fact, the roads are very winding, narrow and the local drivers impatient and hurried. They can hardly tolerate the slowness of tourists who often admire the landscape.
In inland areas you may find the road blocked by cattle on the roadway: wait patiently for them to clear the way!
The telephone network covers the whole island although some mountainous areas are not reachable by mobile phone due to the relief.
If you want to call Corsica, you have to dial 0033 followed by the local number without the initial 0.
If you plan to take your pets with you on holiday, they must be accompanied by the specific passport established by the EU, which contains all the information on the animal’s medical history, including checks, validity of vaccinations, in particular anti-rabies.