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Bastia Travel Information

Bastia is a large town to the north-east of Corsica and on the south-eastern side of Cap Corse, the peninsula to the north of the island. The town is the principal port and commercial centre for Corsica.

Broadly speaking, Bastia has an old port in the town centre with the citadel and old town on a hill above the port, and 19th-century boulevards and squares to the north of the port.

The Old Port (Vieux Port) at the south of the town is the best place to start a visit, with a stroll around the harbour to see the jaded buildings, almost reminiscent of those we might see in Venice, clustered around the fishing and pleasure port. You will also find several restaurants around the harbour so it is a pleasant place to stop for lunch.