Welcome to Bonifacio

It’s down by the port where much of Bonifacio’s tourist trade is concentrated, including ferries across to nearby Sardinia, boat tours to Corsica’s southerly beaches and the Îles Lavezzi, and a busy clutch of bars, clubs and brasseries along the quayside. The old city, though, is what truly lingers in the mind, a ravishingly romantic web of alleyways lined by ramshackle medieval houses and chapels with faded pastel plasterwork.

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$798.07 Day Trips & Excursions

Cagliari: Amazing Corsica, French Island Private Tour

Live a unique and fascinating experience traveling through the sardinian country side towards the french island. Departing from Cagliari we will travel for about 4 hours to reach the port of Santa Teresa where we will get the ferry to Corsica Island. We will spend one night in Bonifacio and one night in Ajaccio before we come back to Sardinia. Discover Ajaccio, the Napoleon's home town, we’ll join a guided walking tour of Ajaccio, including the Monument to Napoleon I, Napoleon Bonaparte's former House (now a museum). Also Place Bonaparte 16th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral, where Napoléon was baptized and the Citadel, have fun by the Ajaccio Casino, enjoy the french omelette and all the corsican culture, visit the little town of Bonifacio, walk through the little charming streets of the historical center. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before come back to your hotel.

$63.39 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Boat Trip to La Maddalena Archipelago from Santa Teresa di Gallura

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena, La Maddalena, Maddalena Islands, Province of Olbia-Tempio, SardiniaLa Maddalena Archipelago National Park is a geomarine protected area consisting of a group of islands situated in the north-east of the coast of Gallura, in the stretch of sea between Sardinia and Corsica known as Bocche di Bonifacio. These islands – except for La Maddalena Island housing the homonymous town and characterized by a significant human presence – are entirely deserted or scattered with small human settlements, like in Caprera and Santa Maria Islands. Established with Law 4th January 1994 according to the reference regulations on protected areas, the Park Authority is regulated by Decree of the President of the Republic (D.P.R.) of 17th May 1996, which also introduced the first safeguard rules. The Decree also delimits the Park borders, which include "all the islands and islets belonging to the territory of the Municipality of La Maddalena, as well as the surrounding marine areas". The Archipelago is part of the European network of areas of great environmental importance (Site of Community Importance and Special Protection Area) for the presence of habitats and creatures that seem to have come together to perform a unique show.Duration: 8 hours

$582.29 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Corsica and Bonifacio Private Yacht Trip from Sardinia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Marina di Porto Cervo, Porto Cervo, Arzachena, Province of Olbia-Tempio, SardiniaYou will meet your skipper and start your private cruise from the marina of Porto CervoDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Iles Lavezzi, Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud, CorsicaStop for swimming in the amazing water of Lavezzi IslandDuration: 1 hourStop At: Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio, Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud, CorsicaWe will stop at the port of Bonifacio where you can disembark for lunch and siteseeing.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bonifacio Citadel, Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud, CorsicaYou will have time to explore the lovely town of Bonifacio, sitting on top a high cliff, with its ancient buildings, great restaurants and amazing views on the sea.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Marina di Porto Cervo, Porto Cervo, Arzachena, Province of Olbia-Tempio, SardiniaAt the end of the day, your private skipper will take you back to Porto CervoDuration: 15 minutes

$62.80 Walking & Biking Tours

Bike Tour Seven beaches tour northern Sardinia

The sea is the undisputed star at Santa Teresa Gallura, a town of about 5,000 inhabitants that in the summer swells to include tens of thousands of tourists who enliven it with aperitifs in chic bars and live music. It looks out over the rocky shore of Bonifacio and was founded in 1808 by King Vittorio Emanuele I of Savoy on the site where the village of Longosardo (or Longone) once stood, then renamed after his wife, Maria Teresa. The town’s edge follows that of two inlets: Porto Longone to the east, where the tourist harbour is, and the bay of Rena Bianca to the west, a stretch of ultra-fine, brilliantly coloured sand located just a short walk from the town’s main square. The crystalline waters here sparkle with a thousand hues, proud recipient of the FEE’s Blue Flag of excellence. Above it rises the historic Longosardo Tower, built at the behest of King Philip II of Spain in the XVI century. There are a variety of other lovely beaches for you to enjoy: the wide La Marmorata, the picturesque Cala Balcaccia and Santa Reparata, known for its particularly clean water and rocky shore, ideal for diving. Heading westwards you’ll come across Capo Testa, the northernmost extremity of Sardinia. Along the isthmus that links the peninsula-promontory to the island are two gorgeous beaches: Rena di Ponente and Rena di Levante. Depending on how the wind is blowing, you can enjoy a calm sea at one or the other. From the western beach you can reach Capicciolu (or the “Beach of Auntie Colombo”) covered in warm golden sand. Here (perhaps) ancient Tibula (and its harbour) once rose, the docks from which ships laden with granite to adorn the palazzos of ancient Rome departed. At the western edge of the cape is the spectacular Cala Lunga - Valle della Luna, the symbol of Santa Teresa Gallura: hidden coves protected by high granite walls shaped by nature. It is the setting for the magical Musiche sulle Bocche music festival, even more beautiful in the soft light of the full moon. When you head towards Palau you will find the natural granite pools of the Valle dell’Erica, the long Porto Liscia-Sciumara, where surfing reigns supreme, and the enchanting peacefulness of the Conca Verde. The splendid copper dome of the XX century church built over the remains of a smaller medieval one glimmers in a romantic stand of pine trees three kilometres out of town. Don’t miss the Batteria Ferrero, the remains of a WWII fortress compete with artillery positions, bunker, garrison and mines. The most interesting remains, are the Nuragic ones: Lu Brandali and sa Testa.