An island of secluded granite, swathed in ancient pine forests only recently sprinkled with the newer chestnut trees planted by the maritime republics of Genoa and Pisa, Corsica remains isolated and aloof, it’s people inward looking rather than seafaring. Subject to a continual series of invasions by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Saracens and more recently the Pisans and Genovese over the years, its people cling stubbornly to their ancient and sometimes violent traditions, resisting all attempts at integration. The only significant towns, Bonifacio and Cardo (later Bastia), are the result of invaders and remain more a part of their colonising culture than belonging to the native society of Corsica.
- Corsica Mea website
- Robert Petrone’s Saga, Riacciu Carmenta Covenant
- The Dream Hunters of Corsica, by Dorothy Carrington
- Granite Island: a Portrait of Corsica, by Dorothy Carrington