Welcome to bonifaciocorsica.net, an independent travel guide to the ancient and unique fortress town of Bonifacio, located on the French island of Corsica.
Welcome to Bonifacio, Corsica
Included are ideas for excursions in the surrounding area to places such as Porto-Vecchio or the captivating mountain villages and prehistoric sites of the Alta Rocca region.
Nearby beaches are covered in-depth whilst the images and video galleries,
plus visitor reviews, will help to describe this alluring part of Corsica.
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, it's natural harbour bears a striking resemblence 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 fine white sandy beaches of Southern Corsica are a must for any beach lover with the tranquil azure waters ideally suited to swimming,
snorkeling and diving. The more energetic can make use of the consistent winds at the tip of the island that attract windsurfers and kite surfers alike.
Boat trips from the marina are very popular and destinations include the wild nature reserve islands of Lavezzi (with great snorkelling), the stylish town of Porto-Vecchio or the Italian island of Sardinia.
Day trips inland can easily incorporate mountain walks in the breathtaking peaks of the Alta Rocca, visits to traditional Corsican mountain villages and towns, or exploring the prehistoric sites at Pianu di Levie.