Cap Corse, Corsica
This 25-mile long peninsula, which stretches from the northern coast of Corsica, is one of the most untamed areas of the island. On the east are gorgeous beaches, meandering hiking paths, and little ports; on the west are clifftop settlements. While fishing communities like Centuri still send out boats every day to bring in spiny lobsters and fish to eat in the waterfront restaurants, other villages, like Erbalunga and Nonza, feel genuine and unspoiled with their centuries-old houses, churches, and dramatic ruins. Stay at the elegantly opulent Domain Misincu, an east coast bolthole.