Speloncato, Corsica, France
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Today we're on the French island of Corsica, enjoying the view of one of its charming mountain villages. Corsica lies in the Mediterranean Sea, south-east of the French mainland, and is one of the 18 regions of France. It is the fourth-largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily, Sardinia and Cyprus.
Speloncato is one of many beautiful villages waiting to be explored on the island. Built on a rocky outcrop, Speloncato is famous for its caves which gives the village its name ('spelonche' is Corsican for 'caves'). It has been occupied since the Neolithic period and sits more than 500 metres above sea level, looking over the northern coast.