Facing Italy, Bastia has all the charm of an old Mediterranean city and of the Cap Corse, with its picturesque villages clinging to the mountainside that seem to be fixed in time.
Stepping off the ferry at Bastia, head into the heart of the city where, at the foot of the Citadel sits a district that is home to the fishing port and marina. To get a view of the ensemble you need to head out to the Dragon Jetty that was constructed in the XIX Century. From here on a clear day (often on days when the “Libecciu” wind blows) you can spot the Tuscan archipelago: Elba, Capraia and Monte Cristo.
Bastia is a very dynamic city and, in the summertime, you can attend countless concerts of polyphonic singing, festivals that will charm you.
The Cap Corse can be visited in one day, but if you have a bit more time you can let yourself be seduced by this land of sailors and fishermen. The Cap Corse is also a wine-growing region and certain varieties have a reputation that stretches far beyond the region itself.