Full day trip by coach and ferry across the Straight of Bonifacio to Bonifacio
town situated in the south of Corsica and visit of the modern port and the historical center.
A full day trip to Bonifacio in Corsica, which is the fourth biggest island in the Mediterranean, is very interesting excursion. During the transfer to the port Santa Teresa Gallura there is a possibility to admire the northern coast of Sardinia. Once you reach the port, the ferry crossing across the Straights of Bonifaccio (a part of the sea separating the south part of Corsica from the north part of Sardinia) lasts approximately 1 hour.
This wonderful island shows the tourists the most various aspects: characteristic landscapes, a little town of Bonifacio with its high white limestone cliffs and an old town situated up on the hill dominating the whole port, but also uncontaminated nature, wild forests all around the town and the hinterland rich of mountains and falls.
After sailing along its beautiful coast and admiring the town of Bonifacio hanging upon the cliff above the sea the ferry stops in the port.
Visit both Bonifacio Marina with its straight colorful houses facing the port, plenty of restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, boutiques or just stroll around and admire the luxury yachts anchoring in the port.
The old part of the town is connected to the port by stairs – very large and not so steep so that everyone can walk up slowly. The streets in the historical center are picturesque, narrow, made of stone. There is a beautiful view over the northern coast of Sardinia and the La Maddalena archipelago. Bonifacio has ist history – for a while Napoleon Bonaparte lived in the town, but at those times he was only an ambicious soldier who was trying to occupy La Maddalena. There are some interesting places in the town like a square with fish market (not now, only in the past), graineries or the cathedral dating back to the 12th century. You can visit also the Aragonese stairs leading along the cliffs down to the sea level.
At the end there is time for shopping and getting some typical souvenirs – chestnut cream, eye rings with small shells and much more.