Situation and environment

Situation :

Villa Confina is situated on a headland between the sea and the mountains, some 2 km above VILLANOVA, a small Corsican village overlooking the Gulf of Lava, and 12 km north of Ajaccio towards Cargese. A car is indispensible. (Food shops and Leclerc shopping centre 10 minutes away on the outskirts of Ajaccio). International airport 30 minutes away by car. Ferry port 20 minutes away. The villa is accessed by a very steep but concreted private lane.

Environnement :

Numerous outdoor sea and mountain activities are possible in the area.

Nearby :

  • Villanova : typical corsican village with a church, belltower, stone houses …
  • Ajaccio : (imperial city with its port Tino Rossi, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Fech museum …) and the Sanguinary Isles (the peninsula of Parata)
  • The Gulf of Lava beach : Away from town (and also the summer trafic), surrounded by maquis, the beach of Lava is one of the wildest in the Ajaccio region. Wild yet with numerous activities such as sailing, diving, boat hire and jet skiing ...)
  • Cargèse and its two greek and roman churches
  • Porticcio and its beaches (Mare e sole, peninsula of Isolella…)
  • The valleys of Prunelli, Gravona and Taravo, the forest of  Vizzavona for mountain excursions, the gorges of Richiusa at Bocagnano (canyoning) …
  • Véro and its rope park and Tortoise Park (at Cupulatta)…

Further afield (day trips) :

  • The calanques of Piana and the land and maritime nature reserve of Scandola (Unesco world heritage site)
  • Propriano and the Gulf of Valinco
  • Sartène, the most Corsican of Corsican towns according to Prosper Mérimée
  • The extreme South of Corsica (the cliffs of Bonifacio)