Your private guide will greet you and you will enjoy a full day tour of the lovely town of Bonifacio and the surrounding area. Bonifacio is the southern-most town in Corsica, dramatically sited on a limestone and granite cliff peninsula with stunning views.
Dramatically perched atop creamy white cliffs, with its glittering harbor and stout citadel above the cornflower-blue waters of the Bouches de Bonifacio, this dazzling port is an essential stop.
Just a short hop from Sardinia, Bonifacio has a distinctly Italianate feel: sun-bleached town houses, dangling washing lines and murky chapels cram the web of alleyways of the old citadel; down below on the harbor side, brasseries and boat kiosks tout their wares to the droves of day trippers. Bonifacio’s also perfectly positioned for exploring the island’s southerly beaches and the Îles Lavezzi.
The harbor steps lead up to Bonifacio’s fortified Old Town. The citadel, which was built by the conquering Genoese at the end of the 12th century, has long been the town’s main defensive post, and from 1963-83 was the headquarters of the French foreign legion. From there wander down to the tip of the promontory to see the three old windmills and the ruins of a Franciscan monastery.
A few minutes from Bonifacio, the seaside Sperone Golf Club is now considered one of the finest in the world, especially hole number 16, which proposes to play along dazzling turquoise seas. The views from the restaurant are stunning.
We can also visit the Pertusato Lighthouse, a rotating light of great power, displaying one white flash every five seconds visible from as far as 30 nautical miles away. Apparently it was Napoléon himself who initiated the program of the lighthouse.
Note: There is no pre-set itinerary, your private guide will customize the tour to your wishes with the time allowed.