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Found! An island in the Mediterranean like nowhere else

Why the Mediterranean island of Corsica enchants like nowhere else

By Susan Gough Henly
Updated October 23 2023 - 1:29pm, first published October 22 2023 - 6:00am
Crystalline waters at Saleccia Beach. Picture: Susan Gough Henly
Crystalline waters at Saleccia Beach. Picture: Susan Gough Henly

Is it French, or is it Italian? Sun-drenched Corsica might keep you guessing, but one thing is certain: there is no other place like it.

Weaving along a deserted road above the winking sea, we drive through a landscape of olive groves, hardscrabble farms and inscrutable hamlets. Suddenly, a striking striated green and white ancient stone church, adorned with fantastical naive images of beasts and humans, appears out of nowhere. Is it a sign, perhaps, for unpredictable things ahead?

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