Bonifacio is a star attraction in Corsica, drawing visitors from all over the island and overseas to marvel at its medieval houses precariously teetering on the edge of the imposing limestone cliffs.
Bonifacio's Old Town, with a labyrinth of narrow streets and historic buildings, was built by the Genoese and is a fascinating place to wander around. Founded in 828 AD by Count Bonifacio of Tuscany, its natural harbour bears a striking resemblance to the home of the Laestrygonians referred to in Homer's Odyssey of the 7th century BC.
Bonifacio also boasts a busy marina filled with impressive yachts and lined with chic bars, restaurants and hotels, enhancing the vibrancy of this fashionable coastal resort.
Add to this the fact that Bonifacio is close to several idyllic, unspoiled Corsican beaches as well as staggeringly beautiful mountains, and you have a near perfect, varied holiday destination.
My name is Matteo, I live in Olbia, in the north east part of the island of Sardinia, and I have lived all my life in this island, except for some years in London and some months travelling abroad. I work here at the local airport of Olbia but I am also very fond of archeology, particularly that of the bronze age, very important for our island, because this is the period of the Nuraghi people, a civilization that has dominated in the west mediterranean for almost a thousand years. In Sardinia we have more than 8000 of these impressive monuments, so that Sardinia is the region with more prehistoric monuments that any other in Europe and in the whole mediterranean area, except maybe Egypt. The town where I live is close to the Arzachena monuments and also to the famous luxury tourist resort of Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda and Porto Rotondo. If you are interested in these monuments, please contact me, and I will show you some of these incredible and spectacular archeological sites. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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