Napoleon once said that his favorite childhood memory was the scent of rosemary, sage and thyme that scented the air of his native Corsica. This tangle of shrubs called the 'maquis' became the symbol of World War II Resistance. Resistant is an appropriate description of Corsica. This wild beautiful island with a landscape of pine-clad mountains has seen rulers come and go. Only the French stayed. Explore the tiny hilltop villages where they still believe in witches, and where ghosts of vengeful ancestors keep the tradition of vendetta alive.