Corsica, one of the 18 regions of France, is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy and southeast of mainland France. It is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. As much as two-thirds of the island is covered by a mountain range, which is why for the most part it is unspoiled.
Corsica's popularity among tourists is mainly due to the very warm Mediterranean climate on the island, which guarantees good weather. Tourist traffic is mainly concentrated around Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio in the south and Calvi in the northwest. Ajaccio, the capital of the region and the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, is of course no less popular.