<p>A French province since 1769—after several centuries of Italian rule—Corsica is far too independent to be described in terms of either. The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Corsica (<a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-2015/#/citadel-corsica-france_85217_600x450.jpg" target="_blank">one of our Best Trips 2015</a>) is a wild and beautiful place.</p> <p>The steep streets and citadel of old town Corte, pictured here, sit on a rocky promontory.</p>

Corte Citadel

A French province since 1769—after several centuries of Italian rule—Corsica is far too independent to be described in terms of either. The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Corsica (one of our Best Trips 2015) is a wild and beautiful place.

The steep streets and citadel of old town Corte, pictured here, sit on a rocky promontory.

Photograph by Frits Meyst, Adventure4ever.com

Best Trips 2015 Pictures: Corsica, France

The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Corsica is a wild and beautiful place.

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