In the far south of Corsica nestled against its white cliffs, the unique city of Bonifacio is reflected in the transparent turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The upper part of Bonifacio and the heart of the city - the medieval citadel so beloved of the islanders - offers pleasant historical walks with stunning panoramic views. Its beautiful fortress is built on a site that is as impenetrable as it is impressive: a limestone peninsula, 150 m wide and 200 m long, whose settlement can be traced back to the Neolithic period. In 1195, the Genoese colonised this unique site. With its cliffs, legendary staircase, labyrinth of old stone buildings and unexpected views, this gem of a city is a fascinating mix of wild untamed nature and Corsican culture. From an environmental point of view, Bonifacio is one of the most protected sites on the island.
Throughout your walk, enjoy sensational views and soak up the beauty. During your visit to beautiful Bonifacio, don't miss the King of Aragon's Stairway. According to legend, this unusual stairway was dug out in a single night in 1420 by just one soldier from the King's troops. Don't forget to visit the mysterious Grain de Sable sculpted by the wind and sea; the Citadel guarding its position from its promontory and its ramparts; Gothic, Romanesque, Neo-Byzantine... Bonifacio's five churches give visitors a good overview of the history of this Mediterranean city whose inhabitants have actively supported religious communities since the 13th century; the lavish white graves of the Cimetiere Marin; the Gouvernail de la Corse and its underground passages; the imposing Bastion de l'Etendard, the centrepiece of the fortifications revealing '1,000 years of Bonifacio's history'; and much more.
Bonifacio's charm can also be found in the heart of the city. On market days (Tuesday and Friday mornings), sample the variety of products made by local artisans; there are also stalls selling clothing, accessories and seasonal items. And don't forget the shops, restaurants, cafés, harbour, etc. A thousand and one attractions await you in this picturesque and lively little town whether its day or night.