Terra Vecchia

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Lonely Planet review

A spiderweb of narrow lanes tangles south towards the old port and Terra Vecchia, a muddle of crumbling apartments and balconied blocks. Shady place de l'Hôtel de Ville hosts Bastia's lively morning market Tuesday to Saturday. One block west, baroque Chapelle de l'Immaculée Conception , with its elaborately painted barrel-vaulted ceiling, briefly served as the seat of the short-lived Anglo-Corsican parliament in 1795. Further north is Chapelle St-Roch , with an 18th-century organ and trompe l'œil roof.