- SATURDAY – Full day tour
BONIFACIO is a star attraction in CORSICA, drawing visitors from all over the island and overseas to marvel at its medieval houses precariously teetering on the edge of the imposing limestone cliffs. BONIFACIO’s Old Town, with a labyrinth of narrow streets and historic buildings, was built by the Genoese and is a fascinating place to wander around. Founded in 828 AD by Count Bonifacio of Tuscany, its natural harbour bears a striking resemblance to the home of the Laestrygonians referred to in Homer’s Odyssey of the 7th century BC. BONIFACIO also boasts a busy marina filled with impressive yachts and lined with chic bars, restaurants and hotels, enhancing the vibrancy of this fashionable coastal resort. Add to this the fact that BONIFACIO is close to several idyllic, unspoiled Corsican beaches as well as staggeringly beautiful mountains, and you have a near perfect, varied holiday destination.
The ferry takes about 50 minutes to reach BONIFACIO, it departs from SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA, a charming north Sardinian town, once a fishermen village and now a lively tourist resort. Corsica is only 12 km far from Sardinia but the landscape variation is dramatic, as it changes from the granite of Sardinia to the BONIFACIO limestone cliffs.
The tickets for the ferry (return tickets are around 50 €) are NOT INCLUDED (… and don’t forget the passaport)