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Bonifacio Day Trips

Although located on the southern-most tip of Corsica (l'Extreme Sud) and separated from the rest of the island by an expanse of maquis, Bonifacio is within driving distance of some great days out in Corsica's spectacular, craggy mountain interior (the Alta Rocca).

Alternatively you can easily take a boat trip from Bonifacio to the nearby islands of Lavezzi or even Sardinia. The chic coastal town of Porto-Vecchio is only half an hour by car and boat excursions also run here.

The Alta Rocca mountainous backbone of Corsica is a real treasure trove for visitors, with attractive mountain villages such as Sainte-Lucie de Tallano, intriguing ancient towns such as Sartène, and prehistoric settlement sites at Pianu di Levie. Away from the main resorts in Corsica, English is not that widely spoken so a basic knowledge of French, or a French phrasebook, is useful!


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Porto-Vecchio Porto-Vecchio Glitzy Porto-Vecchio, with its old hillside town and natural harbour, is very much the place to be seen come summer.

Close to some of the best beaches in Corsica, Porto-Vecchio is a good place to browse in the many boutique shops or enjoy a lively evening out.

Lavezzi Islands Lavezzi Islands Take a boat trip from Bonifacio to the tranquil Ile de Lavezzi, for pure relaxation on this remote, uninhabited island.

Famous with divers for its large colony of Grouper fish (Mérou, in French). Marked pathways enable you to explore the island but with no facilities, food, water and sunscreen are essential.

Santa Teresa di Gallura Sardinia Sardinia - Santa Teresa di Gallura A short ferry ride allows visitors to sample the Italian holiday resort of Santa Teresa di Gallura on the northernmost point of Sardinia.

In high season Santa Teresa becomes a bustling coastal town. It has its own sandy beach and is close to the beautiful wind-sculptured beaches at Capo Testa.

Levie Corsica Levie & Pianu di Levie A scenic drive into the heart of the Alta Rocca, along winding roads with dramatic views, will take you to the village of Levie and its interesting Musée de l'Alta Rocca.

Close by are the famous prehistoric sites of Curcuruzzu and Capula at Pianu di Levie, set deep in ancient oak woodland interspersed with large granite boulders.

Sainte-lucie de Tallano Sainte-Lucie de Tallano Sainte-Lucie ranks as one of the prettiest of the many mountain villages dotted around the Alta Rocca.

For those exploring this rugged region, the typically Corsican village centre makes for an ideal place to take a break and enjoy a long relaxing lunch.

Sartene Town Corsica Sartène An authentic Corsican hilltop town on the edge of the Alta Rocca region of Corsica with a long, turbulent and often dark history.

Its medieval Old Town has gloomy, narrow passageways and tall fortified houses. Combine with a visit to the nearby vineyard Domaine Fiumicicoli to sample Sartène's award winning wines.

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