The seaside resort of San Nicolao can be found in the Haute-Corse department of France on the east of Corsica. Situated on the rugged slopes of Mount Castello d'Osari, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, this is a picturesque resort ideal for sightseers.
Walking, relaxing on the beach and sampling some of the many water sports are simply beautiful in Corsica. For something a little more historical, Corsica is proud of its heritage and proudly displays Genoese towers, beautiful ruins and wide open vistas to admire. Cuisine and cooking are important factors in Corsica, so expect to sample plenty of the delicious local foods, which are deeply French in their heritage, flavoured with Italian flair.
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Thanks to the resort's seafront location, which offers 17km of coast and a busy harbour, water sports activities are particularly popular. Catamarans and sailing boats are available for hire and there are handy sailing and scuba diving schools in the resort. Other water activities, such as snorkelling, paragliding, fishing and jet-skiing are also great choices.
Visitors who would prefer to stay on dry land can enjoy canyoning, horse riding and hiking in the many mountain trails which can be found throughout San Nicolao, many of which are very close to the Residence Sognu di Rena.
Things to see / not to miss
Fans of history and architecture shouldn't miss out on the chance to visit the San Nicolao parish church. This quaint, 17th century chapel is immediately recognisable thanks to its towering bell tower which stands prominently over the surrounding chestnut woods. The interior of the church is totally authentic to its period and is virtually untouched by the centuries.
The aqueduct is another must-see feature in the resort. This aqueduct has served the working mill of San Nicolao for centuries up to the modern day.