In the southernmost corner of Corsica lies Bonifacio, the jewel of Corsica. From the heights of the cliffs Bonifacio has defied gravity for more than a thousand years, and is unique as much for its history as for its extraordinary geographical position.
We can divide the city in two parts: one lower, which corresponds to the marina or the harbour zone, and another higher, where one finds the citadel, which is constructed on a white limestone rock, surrounded by a sea of intense turquoise, from which one can see Sardinia and the Straits of Bonifacio which separate the two islands.
These days, Bonifacio enters into the plans of many tourists, but its remains are intact. Sometimes referred to as the “City on the Cliffs”, traces of the antique buildings can be found in the fortified walls of the citadel. The lighthouse at Timon point shows the entry into Bonifacio harbour from the sea. There are bars and restaurant terraces, ice-cream salesmen and boutiques, all welcoming the visitors in this enchanting spot where the waves lap against the quays.
Bonifacio is the perfect place to visit, to look around its incredible natural environment and explore its delights, enjoying the views, its beaches, and the possibilities offered by this part of Corsica for water sports, especially those concerned with sailing.