Unmissable things to do in Bastia
Bastia was built in 1378. The Citadel, also called Terra-Nova, was created two years later. If you want to visit Bastia, this monument that captures its eternity is a must. After the flight of cobbled stairs or crossing the Romieu gardens, you must go through the Louis XVI gate and let yourself be carried away by the charm of the Bastia Citadel. Discover the picturesque streets of this marvelous labyrinth: the colored facades mix with hanging clothes on the balconies, the shutters jealously guard the freshness of the houses, the conversations abound on the stone benches. This authentic paradise is full of spectacular historical treasures: the Place du Donjon, the Palace of the Governors and the Bastia History Museum, the Sainte-Marie Cathedral. All worth visiting!
Discover Cap Corse
This piece of Corsican land brings together the most beautiful wild treasures of the island. You will inevitably fall for its Genoese towers, its sublime American houses, its surprising little islands that loom offshore, its secret coves, and its maritime tradition. Cap Corse is an "Island in the Island" that is sure to seduce you! The Bastia Tourist Office offers you a guided tour in a minibus allowing you to tour the peninsula, discovering remarkable sites such as Centuri, Canari, Nonza. Departures take place every Wednesday and Saturday from May to October at 8:30 am from Place Saint-Nicolas.
The Wine Routes
If you are passionate about enology, this circuit entirely dedicated to meeting the small and large Corsican vineyards is for you. From Luri to Macinaggio, discover the wines of Cap Corse over 53 kilometers and continue your journey through the Corsican grape varieties towards the Patrimonio vineyard. On nearly 500 hectares at the foot of Cap Corse, you will enjoy meeting these winegrowers passionate about their land and their vines. The three main grape varieties that produce these sunny wines, Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu, and Vermentinu, will delight your taste buds during your tastings at the estates.
The Sea Trips
Along the Bastiais coast, there is no shortage of sea excursions to appreciate the shores of Cap Corse from a decidedly different perspective. What a joy to discover in semi-rigid the small hidden coves of Cap Corse or let yourself be carried by boat at the pace of cruising along the coasts! Different shipping companies offer this type of outing. A great opportunity to discover the Cap Corse Marine Natural Park and admire the Genoese towers on the seaside, which dot the coast as far as the Finocchiarola Islands.
Among the things you must see in Bastia, a ride on a jet ski will offer you memorable sensations. From April to October, discover Corsica at full speed by the sea. There are three possibilities to do it: the shortest ride lasts about 20 minutes; It is also possible to drive for 1 hour, or if you prefer the longer jet ski trip lasts 2 hours. Whatever your choice, you will savor the speed and privilege of certain places accessible only by boat. In addition to the beautiful blue of the Mediterranean, the limestone rocks and cliffs bleached in the sun and the stretches of sand with an almost Polynesian touch. Remember that by opting for a departure from Saint-Florent, you will be able to enjoy one of the most appreciated, pleasant, and picturesque villages of Haute-Corse.
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