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Natural Parks & Forests
Porto-Vecchio (Portivecchju) & Around
There are still a few vestiges of the old Genoese citadel here, notably the Porte Génoise and the Bastion de France. The beautiful rue Borgo gives a glimpse of what the city was like in earlier days.
Beaches, Islands & Waterfronts
When it comes to wishing for the archetypal 'idyllic beach', it's impossible to think past the immense Plage de Palombaggia...
Bonifacio (Bunifaziu) & Around
Paradise! This protected clutch of uninhabited islets were made for those who love nothing better than splashing in tranquil lapis-lazuli waters...
At the western tip of the peninsula, an underground passage dug by hand during WWII leads to the Gouvernail de la Corse , a rock about a dozen metres from the shore with a shape reminiscent of the rudder of a ship.
The citadel (often referred to as Haute Ville , upper town) is the main town centre...
Neighbourhoods & Villages
Much of Bonifacio's charm comes from strolling the citadel's shady streets, several spanned by arched aqueducts designed to collect rainwater to fill the communal cistern opposite Église Ste-Marie Majeure ...
Museums & Galleries
Inside the citadel’s old gateway, the Porte de Gênes, is the 13th-century Bastion de l’Étendard , which houses a small historical museum exploring Bonifacio’s past.
The most important prehistoric site is Filitosa , northwest of Sartène, where a collection of extraordinary carved menhirs were discovered in 1946...
This is one of Corsica’s few Gothic churches. It has reliquaries carried in processions through the town during a number of religious festivals.
The unmissable Église Ste-Marie Majeure was built by the Pisans and was completed in the 14th century...
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