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The port city of Bastia is located on the northeast coast of the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean, and has 43,580 inhabitants.The city is located in the French Ministry of Haute-Corse, at the foot of the peninsula of Cap Corse. Bastia has great tourist traffic in summer, and there are ferry connections to many ports in Southern France .Bastia is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Corsica, and has much to offer for tourists – especially in history and art.
Some of the most famous sights includeLa Citadelle – the city’s dominant fortress from 1381 – located on a hill with beautiful views over the old harbor, the Palais des Gouverneurs – the castle from the year 1380 and the St. Jean Baptiste Church from the mid 1600’s.
In addition, the large square “Place St. Nicolas” in the center a popular meeting place – which also listed a statue of Napoleon. Every Sunday morning there will be flea market here, which is very popular for both tourists and locals.
Bastia has a typical Mediterranean climate, with an annual average temperature of 15.5 degrees. In addition, the city has 340 days of sunshine a year. This – combined with the many beautiful sandy beaches – makes Bastia to a popular seaside resort.
Nearest Airport – L’aéroport de Bastia Poretta – located 16 km south of Bastia center