In the 14th century, the Genoese decided to move the residence of the governors from the site of Biguglia, which was very exposed to external attacks, to a rocky promontory located above a fishing village (Portu Cardu) where they built a bastion and then surrounded it with a citadel. It then developed from this bastion
Today Bastia has many districts: U Mercà (the market), U Vecchju Portu (the old port), Monserattu, …
A stroll through the citadel, the governor’s palace, the old port, the old market square, the old town, the Saint Nicolas square and its numerous churches (Saint Jean Batiste, the Immaculate Conception, Sainte Croix, etc…) is always a spectacle for the eyes and the taste buds.
Without forgetting the Aldilonda which will offer you a ballade under the citadel and above the sea.
Want to go further to discover our region :
Tourist Office of Bastia