Set on the Gulf of Valinco, Propriano is a charming seaside resort set around a yacht-filled harbour. Easy access to sandy beaches and turquoise bays makes Propriano a favourite with sunseekers. The town dates to the 19th century and features cobbled streets and honey-coloured buildings with terracotta roofs. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere or use Propriano as a launchpad for exploring Corsica.
Things to do in Propriano
Sugar-white sand and turquoise water make Plage de Portigliolo one of the dreamiest beaches on Corsica. Relax on the sand and cool off in the Mediterranean, where the water is so clear you’ll see fish swimming by. Just south of Propriano, Capu Laurosu has a secluded feel.
Propriano is set around a picturesque harbour filled with a mix of luxury yachts and colourful fishing boats. The small but beautiful Church of Notre Dame de la Misericorde watches over the town and is topped with a soaring steeple.
Propriano is a great base for exploring the island of Corsica. With a rental car, you can easily explore the island’s postcard-perfect beaches, villages and vineyards. The medieval town of Sartène will impress you with its soaring granite buildings perched on a mountain ridge. Get lost in the narrow cobbled lanes and take in sweeping views over the surrounding vineyards.
The streets of Propriano are lined with atmospheric taverns and restaurants serving delicious local cuisine. Corsica specialties include wild boar casserole with chestnuts, fennel and red wine, slow-cooked veal stew with olives and grilled fish. Pair your meal with a glass of locally produced wine.
Getting around Propriano
Propriano is compact and easy to get around on foot, while rental cars offer the freedom to explore Corsica at your own pace. Local buses run between Propriano and Ajaccio in around two hours. The resort is a 1.5-hour drive from Ajaccio and Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport.