Looking out over the Cerbicale Islands and the endless turquoise expanse of the Mediterranean, Villa Alicia has the air of a cabin in the tropics, where the days are an endless succession of naps in the sun, local delicacies and walks through the unspoilt Corsican brush.
Beach within walking distance
Area & Experiences
In the south-eastern corner of Corsica, Porto Vecchio is an idyllic spot where the sumptuous greenery of the landscape meets the sparkling blue sea. With its white sands, red rocks and crystalline waters, Palombaggia Bay would not look out of place in the Caribbean. Up over the dunes and a short distance inland sits Villa Alicia, towering over the pines and fruit orchards with a direct view of the Cerbicale Islands.
Our nearby experiences
At the Ceccaldi forge, blades are reddening in the flames. Others are being struck with great hammer blows, bent, struck again. They will become magnificent Damascus blades. In the workshops next-door, handles are being crafted from olive wood or horn. All the complexities of making these knives, true works of art, are unveiled.
A cappella at home
As the singers’ voices fill the house, nothing else matters, not time, nor the surroundings. The polyphonic Corsican songs (“A pulifunia Corsa”) are captivating in their power and beauty. Songs sung long ago in remote valleys by shepherds, in your home, brought to you by singers and musicians, passionate about the culture of their island.
Dishes with character
As a starter, Nicole serves copa and lonzu, the two staples of Corsican charcuterie. “Home-made”, she says simply, nodding towards her husband Paul. Tonight, at their isolated farm near the Bavella mountains, brocciu cannelloni and lemon fiadone are on the menu, all helped down with a good Corsican wine and short stories told by the couple, Corsican, always and forever. A delight.
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Bedroom 3 bathroom
Bedroom 2 bathroom
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Bedroom 5 bathroom
Bedroom 4 bathroom
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