Corsica is an excellent program led by a very knowledgeable and thoroughly educated leader Catherine. The program is largely governed by the difficult geography and terrain of the island and is very thorough in the coverage of the ecology, environment, culture, and spectacular views offered by this very unique island. The program features a number of different gastronomic opportunities to allow for learning of the various cuisines available as well as historic and natural sites. The hotels are comfortable although one has a very steep driveway access and no elevators while Sartene is well located but has extremely boring dinners with limited options for vegetarians. We agreed that more time was welcome in Corti. There were problems with the calendar in that May 1 and 8 are holidays as are the 3rd Sunday/Monday which meant scheduled museums were closed. Improvement in schedule in Piana is in order as the day is devoted mostly to a lovely seafood lunch on the beach but most of the day is underutilized. Ajaccio is a very interesting capital but there is only time for a short visit planned so that we mostly missed the main market. There is a wide range of museums, archeology sites, and very welcoming staff at restaurants and hotels as well. The Corsica time is preceded by a day of introduction in Paris at a well located Best Western. I personally had 2 days prior to visit museums/sites. Orly Airport is unfortunately chaotic; don't even bother checking in at the kiosks as you will have to wait in a long slow moving line to check in baggage. Rita was informative and well organized and also received us back on the return to Paris and transfer to CDG. Weather is variable on the island; come prepared for some sea voyages and cold winds. Be advised that Sartene has one ATM which was out of order the entire 4 days. Its charm is limited to its winding streets and first class archeology museum however but is a good base to explore the area. Well recommended.