13 September 2015
Calvi, Corsica: Napoleon, Nelson, and the Vendetta

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Corsica, at least in the wishes of its people for centuries, has always been a place unto its own.

A French flag, Italian heritage, and a Corsican culture.

It is an island of jagged granite mountains and dense, dark forests. It even has its own odor, a scent of the maquis: fields of aromatic herbs and shrubs.
Calvi Corsica1


It was a beautiful day in Corsica as we were at anchor,  but the wind and seas were a bit on the wild side at midday,  and the tender ride from shore to the ship was . . . exciting.

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