Bastia

Travel Guide
Bastia which includes a coastal town and a marina
On Corsica’s northeast coast is a port city with an atmospheric old harbor, historic citadel, lively markets and Mediterranean beaches.

Bastia is a lively, picturesque port city on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Visit to experience an authentic glimpse into modern-day Corsica amid the fading grandeur of architectural masterpieces. Established by the Genoese in the late 1300s, Bastia is Corsica’s former capital. The city sits on the island’s northeast coast, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and backed by rolling mountains.

Bastia’s city centre is compact and comfortable to explore on foot. Start at Place St.-Nicolas, a large tree-lined square facing the city’s ferry port. Spot statues and monuments, shop at weekly flea markets or people-watch from one of the many café terraces. Enjoy shopping at the boutiques on nearby Boulevard Paoli and Rue César Campinchi.

Stroll south along busy Rue Napoléon, which leads from Place St.-Nicolas into the warren-like streets of the Vieux Port (Old Port). Visit historic landmarks, such as magnificent Church of St. Jean Baptiste. Browse stalls of a daily farmers market at Place du Marché and watch colourful fishing boats in the harbour. Try traditional Corsican cuisine, such as sanglier (wild boar), at the waterfront restaurants.

Climb the grand staircase connecting the Vieux Port with the Terra Nova, Bastia’s ancient citadel characterized by narrow lanes and amber-hued façades. Go to Place du Donjon and admire the Genoese-built Governor’s Palace, which houses the Musée de Bastia (Bastia Museum). Enjoy sweeping views of the Vieux Port, coastline and mountains from the palace’s garden. Admire the ornate interiors of the Cathedral of St. Marie and the Oratory of La Sainte Croix. 

Relax on sandy beaches, swim in clear water and enjoy watersports along Bastia’s Mediterranean coastline. A short drive from the city centre is family-friendly L’Arinella Beach and the unspoiled 10-mile-long (16-kilometre) La Marana Beach. 

Reach Bastia by flying to Bastia-Poretta Airport or catching a ferry from mainland France and Italy. In addition to its natural and historical attractions, Bastia also provides a gateway to Cap Corse, a striking peninsula of beaches, mountains and pretty fishing villages.

Hôtel Sampiero
Hôtel Sampiero
3 out of 5
Avenue Sampiero Corso, Bastia, Haute-Corse, 20600
The price is Rs8,402 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bastia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
3.4/5 (180 reviews)
Handy for the port
"Ok hotel handy for port and Centre Ville. Pizzarie attaches very nice food and friendly staff God value for money"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2018

Hôtel Sampiero
Hôtel Le Bastia
Hôtel Le Bastia
11 Boulevard Benoît Danesi, Bastia, 20200
The price is Rs9,272 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Stay at this hotel in Bastia. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Church of St-Jean-Baptiste and UNA Volta Cultural Center are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (62 reviews)
Nice one night stay
"Clean hotel uphill from hangout Good bed, clean room, nice reception"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

Hôtel Le Bastia
Hôtel des Gouverneurs
Hôtel des Gouverneurs
4 out of 5
3 bis rue des Turquines, Bastia, 20200
The price is Rs17,417 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bastia. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (112 reviews)
Great hotel
"Amazing staff, very welcoming and friendly! Lovely view ⭐️"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2021

Hôtel des Gouverneurs
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Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana
Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana
4 out of 5
Route du Stade, Furiani, 20600
The price is Rs9,878 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly residence in Furiani. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (158 reviews)
Amazing property and host!
"The host was very kind and professional. The kitchen was fully furnished and cleaned. The property was ideally located."

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2021

Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana
Adonis Borgo Résidence Cala Bianca
Adonis Borgo Résidence Cala Bianca
3 out of 5
Lido de la Marana, Borgo, Haute-Corse, 20290
Stay at this 3-star beach residence in Borgo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
3.7/5 Good! (219 reviews)
"having a kitchen with a big fridge the aircon and proximity of the beach as well as supermarket just a walk away. Jean pizzas a close walkaway was also really nice. i really needs updating but overall positive and very nice girls at the reception"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Adonis Borgo Résidence Cala Bianca
résidence Costa D'oru
résidence Costa D'oru
3 out of 5
Front de mer, Saint-Florent, 20217
Stay at this 3-star beach residence in Saint-Florent. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (14 reviews)
"tres bon accueil"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2021

résidence Costa D'oru
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