Corsica: A fascinating Mediterranean mountain world
|Genre||Factual | Travel & Adventure|
|Produktion||nonfictionplanet for NDR|
Corsica, an island with dramatic rock formations, romantic bays and proud inhabitants that see themselves primarily as Corsicans and then as French. The ancient Greeks called the island Kalliste: The Beautiful. MareTV explores this fascinating mountain world in the Mediterranean. The port city of Bonifacio in the far south, is perched high above the sea on an impressive chalk cliff. The imposing medieval town is steeped in history. Here, we meet the extremely proud caretaker, Daniel Lefévre. Very early in the morning, he is already busy sweeping the 187 steps of the legendary staircase of the King of Aragon. The bays between Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio form a nature reserve, a refuge for rare species of fish, sensitive seagrasses and Nacres, giant clams that can grow as tall as a metre! About 250 dolphins inhabit the waters surrounding Corsica, but their stocks are in danger. For this reason, voluntary organisation CARI monitors the bays of the island to catalogue the bottlenose dolphins, employing the use of photo of dorsal fins. Corsicans are said to be idiosyncratic and stubborn. As far as the cows are concerned, this is more than true. For many years now, a herd of around 30 cattle has been coming to Mare et Sole Beach in the Gulf of Ajaccio to sunbathe and relax, in the middle of the season.