All travellers who visit Bonifacio cannot forget this wonderful village. The town has a picturesque landscape and is known as “Cliff’s town “. The village is built up around a deep inlet very similar to a small fjord with white limestone walls. Inside this inlet there is the harbour. Thanks to its strategic position both from the geographic and the topographic side (the old town is built on very high cliffs overlooking the sea and is accessible only from the inside of the fjord), it is famous as an impregnable fortress.
Bonifacio owns an important history told by the Churches, the Monuments the historical buildings and the several historical evidences that lead back to 6.500 years ago, much before than the period it became the perfect landing point for the Greek and Roman merchants.
Today Bonifacio lives on tourism. It is a very lively town in the summertime, with its characteristic restaurants and shops. The most beautiful part of the town is the “old town”, divided into Città Alta e Città Vecchia with its winding roads, squares and churches overlooking the sea. From the streets of the Medieval city we face an incredibly beautiful scenery that ends with the Sardinian coastline.
Hundreds of little bays between the cliffs can be visited in this part together with beautiful beaches near Bonifacio. The most famous ones are Tonnara, with its characteristic seabed ideal for diving activities and Cala Paragnano that looks out on a turquoise sea.
On the eastern part we find extraordinary beaches such as Rondinara and Santa Manza which gives name to a beautiful Gulf as well. On the North part we find the beaches of Porto Vecchio and Santa Giulia ( Palombaggia), ideal for families and children activities.
Near Bonifacio there are also Marina dei Fiori beach and Plage de Balistra, a perfect choice for snorkeling lovers.