Welcome to Bastia


Bastia’s historic core consists of two distinct neighbourhoods: Terra Vecchia, surrounding the small original harbour; and Terra Nova, the high-walled citadel above. Although those names mean ‘Old Land’ and ‘New Land’, the hilltop fortress is actually much older, built from the 15th century onwards as the stronghold of Bastia’s Genoese overlords. What’s now the Terra Vecchia replaced the tiny fishing village below with a tangle of alleyways, an ensemble of splendidly top-heavy tenement blocks, and some fine churches.


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7 Days Gran Tour Sardinia and Corsica

ItineraryDay 1: Genoa (or Rome) - overnight on boardStop At: Tirrenia Ferries, Melito di Napoli, Province of Naples, CampaniaBoard this ferry you will cross the Thyrennian from Genoa or Civitavecchia.Duration: 9 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in 1 st class cabin, internal or extrernal according to your option choice.Day 2: Olbia - Palau - Maddalena and CapreraStop At: Upper Palau, Palau, Province of Olbia-Tempio, SardiniaA little village in front of Archipelago della Maddalena.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena, La Maddalena, Maddalena Islands, Province of Olbia-Tempio, SardiniaTwo islands joined together by a bridge: Maddalena and Caprera.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 star sup. hotel in Palau in classic or luxury room according to your option choice.Day 3: Excursion to Costa SmeraldaStop At: Marina Dell’Orso - Poltu Quatu, Poltu Quatu, Province of Olbia-Tempio, SardiniaA little village in an amazing position.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Porto Cervo, Porto Cervo, Arzachena, Province of Olbia-Tempio, SardiniaProbably the most fampus destination of Costa Smeralda.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Porto Rotondo, Olbia, Province of Olbia-Tempio, SardiniaThe place where the myth of Costa Smeralda was born.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 star sup. hotel in Palau in classic or luxury room according to your option choice.Day 4: Stintino - Capo Caccia - AlgheroStop At: La Pelosa Beach, Stintino, Province of Sassari, SardiniaOne of the best beaches of Sardinia.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Grotte di Nettuno Alghero, Alghero, Province of Sassari, SardiniaPanoramique place in the suburbs of Alghero.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Ovenright in a 4 or 5 star in Alghero hotel according to your option choice.Day 5: Alghero - Castelsardo - Santa Teresa - BonifacioStop At: Citadel of Castelsardo, SardiniaA Genoese citadel which still rules the sea with its amazing position.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Porto di Santa Teresa di Gallura, Santa Teresa Gallura, Province of Olbia-Tempio, SardiniaThe marina of this unique village face the Corsica coast.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bonifacio Citadel, Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud, CorsicaThe best view of Corsica from the top of this village.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 3 sup. hotel in Bonifacio in a standard room or suite.Day 6: Bonifacio - Ajaccio - Corte - BastiaStop At: Office de Tourisme du Pays d'Ajaccio, Ajaccio, Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corse-du-Sud, CorsicaIn front of the sea: perfect place to start enjoying this town where Napoleon Bonaparte was born.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Monument aux morts de Corte, Corte, Haute-Corse, CorsicaHeart of Corsica, sorrounded by mountains.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 star. hotel in Bastia in a seaview standard room or suite.Day 7: Bastia - Livorno (Genoa or Rome)Stop At: Bastia Cathedral, Bastia, Haute-Corse, CorsicaIn the old town sorrounded by the wall of the old Citadel.Duration: 15 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.