Tag: Pascal Paoli

Corsican History, Culture and Gastronomy

While you are waiting to join us on our Grand Tour of Corsica Walking tour, here is a little preview of what to expect from this mesmerising island! A History of Corsica Archaeologists estimate that the first humans arrived in Corsica around the 7th century BC after crossing the sea from the Tuscan coast. These Neolithic populations lived mainly from breeding livestock and hunting wild animals, although there is proof that the…

The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte

The First Emperor of France Small in stature, Napoléon left behind a huge legacy. Napoléon Buonaparte was a military general who became the first emperor of France. To this day he is one of the most celebrated personages of the West. Napoléon was born in 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. He was the second son of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Romalino, who had 8 children that survived child birth, Joseph being…