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Propriano, Corsica Cruise Port

The shoreline of Le Golfe de Valinco is a vista of whitewashed villas and golden sands which rests upon the western coast of Corsica, set out in a glittering crescent which is circumvented by the scenic route nationale. Upon reaching the Col de Celaccia, you can see Propriano nestled amongst the scrub-covered hills, resting in a narrow part of the Golfe de Valinco.

Its marina is thriving, yet it isn't inundated with packed hotels and souvenir shops. Its beaches are postcard perfect, yet you won't find countless sun loungers and merchants hawking curios. Propriano is a township set on retaining its stylish, laidback air even amidst the summer droves that inundate the Corsica coast. Strings of coves, reddish rock faces, and villages define the landscape, giving this secluded beauty spot an appeal all of its own, and an indominitable rustic character unswayed by the burgeoning popularity of Corsica with the tourist set.

Sightseeing in Propriano

The Chiavari Forest

The hilltop village of Coti-Chiavari is a sleepy locale that is easily reached from the main port of Propriano, but the beauty of this settlement is in its surroundings – a green swathe of trees, shrubberies and wild flowers extending from the very peak of the hillsides, all the way down to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Bordered by row upon row of eucalyptus trees, the pass roads through this serene forest are an essential stop if you have even the slightest interest in the natural splendour of Corsica.

Filitosa Megalithic Site

On the hill overlooking the verdant expanse of the Taravo Valley, there are five stone figures that have guarded an ancient plateau which has adorned the land for thousands of years. These crude human figures are said to have been erected around 1500 B.C, and stand 3 metres tall, some even having armour and weapons etched onto their facades. Today, visitors can get a fantastic look at these monuments. Approaching the main site of Filitosa through a centuries-old Olive Grove, you'll get to see enigmatic temples and the quarry where the Torrean civilisation originally extracted their stone from.

Alta Rocca

This striking group of mountains and hills is blessed with oak forests, vineyards and rows of pines stretching towards the horizon. On a single hike, you can get to see Genoese bridges, mountain villages, and even secluded chateaus, long left dormant, but still magnificent in their antiquity. In the middle of the valleys and peaks that permeate the Alta Rocca, there are even pleateaus flourishing with flowers, perfect spots from which to admire a panoramic view of the Corsican coast.

Shopping in Propriano

The central square of Propriano is a fantastic place to shop, considering you can find luxury clothing, jewellery and antiques, all while enjoying the sunshine of the Corsican coast.

Eating out in Propriano

For a lavish multi-course meal, make sure to visit Terra Cotta, home to a sumptuous seafood menu, as well as exceptional service. Order the filet mignon en croute if you're unsure which of the specialist dishes to order.

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