In Figari, rent a car and set out to explore the vineyards and wineries it is so famous for.
The beautiful landscape of Figari stretches from the mountain of Cagna to the Mediterranean Sea. The highest point in the commune is 1,366m. The community town hall and church sit in Tivarello, a locality fringed on the south by 800 hectares of protected coastal landscape, waiting to be explored. Some 15 picturesque hamlets make up Figari, which is characterised by acres of lush vineyards, cork forests and herds of cheese cattle and sheep.
Flights come from London, Lyon, Nice, Toulouse, Marseille and Paris to Figari. You can book your car rental at Figari airport for a convenient onward journey. Most people base themselves in Figari for easy access to the southern part of the island's old fortress towns, beautiful beaches and pretty harbours. The drive itself takes you past stunning Corsican countryside.
You are allowed to rent a car in Figari if you are at least 21 years old – some car rentals demand an age of 26 years or have special offers to reduce the age to 18 years - and have held an EU driver’s license for more than a year. Present your driving license, valid credit card and identification for car hire at Figari airport. Remember to drive within the designated speed limits: 50 km/h in urban areas, 110 km/h on 2/3 lane highways and 90km/h on other roads.
Corsican roads follow the beautiful Mediterranean coastline, sometimes passing through alpine mountain ranges with rewarding scenic views. The main highways, T50 and T20, offer a pleasant, smooth drive. However, be prepared to meet several narrow minor routes, especially in the island's rural parts. As most roads pass through mountains, steep drops and sharp bends are common. Avoid making road trips during rush hour in Corsica's main cities, when traffic can slow down greatly.