Bonifacio Citadel, Bonifacio

Built in the 9th century, Bonifacio Citadel is located on a sandstone promontory overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Today, it is more like a museum or a mini village packed with sun-bleached ramshackle houses. Walk the narrow passages to view artisans forging knives and carving wooden goods, and jewelers offering fashions made with the remarkably deep red coral indigenous to the area. Many restaurants, shops, and cafés line the walkways with outdoor seating areas overlooking the Mediterranean. Stroll the maze of alleyways with decorations and designs that go back to medieval times complete with a historical marine cemetery. Put Bonifacio Citadel on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bonifacio trip planner .
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  • Pretty citadel with many steps, beautiful views as well as many alleys. On this subject, look at the stairs that go up to the apartments !!! In mid-November, I had good weather 15 degrees and no rain during the visit. Many tourist shops and restaurants were closed... but that's not what I was looking for. Unvisited beach. Otherwise, a clear impression of being in Italy more than in Corsica, even the radio broadcast in Italian. I sincerely believe that this is a step to be made !!!
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  • Very nice to spend the day there. The old part (top of the city) is full of small alleys with shops and restaurants and the bottom of the city is at the water's edge with also shops and restaurants.
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