Corte is located halfway between Bastia and Ajjacio has a brutal charm and in my opinion, one of my favourite places in Corsica. It is located on a hillside, surrounded by mountains, giving it a spectacular beauty. In the city center there is a large place that has a giant sculpture of Pascal Paoli, the man who won (if only for a few years) Corsican independence in 1755. This sculpture is in Corte because this city was the capital during the period of Corsican independence. In this square we can find several restaurants and cafes that make fabulous terraces when the sun emerges. It is a pleasure to stroll through the narrow streets of Corte.