Porto Vecchio - Holiday facts and Information

Holiday facts and information about Porto Vecchio

General facts

Trip Preparation

Trip Preparation

Trip Preparation

Porto Vecchio is located on the south of the Island of Corsica; it is a medium sized harbor city. French is the official language spoken. The coastline houses picturesque beaches and the mountains are also scenic. Best time to travel Corsica has a typical Mediterranean climate, it is warmer in the summer with temperatures around the 30 degrees mark.

General information

By Plane and car The nearest airport is only 24 kilometers away, it is advised to hire a car when you come to Porto Vecchio because it’s quite a big area. However the city center is best discovered on foot.

Country and People

Country and People

History

The port dates back to Roman times, however due to marshes nearby the town was abandoned due to malaria becoming a problem for the Romans, and later settlers here. Drainage was installed and now the problems with mosquitoes has vanished.

Discover and Enjoy

Discover and Enjoy

Discover and enjoy

Food and drink The town has many really good restaurants, some of them have excellent views over the harbor, or you can enjoy a drink in the square in the town whilst watching the world go by.