The peninsula has a length of approx. 40 km and a width of approx. 10 km. At its southeastern end is the city of Bastia . The highest peaks are Monte Alticcione (1138 m), Monte Stello (1306 m) and Cima di e Follicie (1324 m) (with the cave Grotta a l'Albucciu ). North of the Cap Corse is the small island of Giraglia belonging to the municipality of Ersa .
The Cap Corse is characterized by rural exodus.
The following municipalities are located on Cap Corse ( sorted clockwise from southwest to southeast):
- Olmeta-di-Capocorso (with Grotta Scritta )
- Barrettali (with menhirs from Pinzu a Vergine )
- Ersa (northern tip)
- Rogliano (with Macinaggio and Santa Maria della Chiappella )
Culture, sights and tourism
The Cap Corse is relatively little developed for tourism. It is a well-known wine region, the Cap gives its name to the Muscat du Cap Corse wine .
The Corsican patron saint Julia of Corsica lived temporarily in the area.