Corsica is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia
Corsica is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. sets in west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. Mountains comprise 2-3 of the island, forming a single chain. Before French domination, Corsica was under control of the Republic of Genoa.
The origin of the name Corsica is subject to much debate and remains secret. To the Ancient Greeks was known as Kalliste, Cyrnos, Cernealis, Corsis or Cirné.Corsica has been occupied so much since the Mesolithic era. It acquired an indigenous population that was influential in the Mediterranean during its long prehistory.After a brief occupation by the Carthaginians, colonization by the ancient Greeks, and an only slightly longer occupation by the Etruscans, it was incorporated by the Roman Republic and became with Sardinia a province of the Roman Empire.
Ajaccio, Corsica, France – 22nd August, 2011