Citadels At the heart of the Mediterranean trading scene, the Corsican citadels recount more than 600 years of trade and cultural exchange with the greatest civilizations. Founded between the XIIth and XVIth century, they were all built by the powerful Republic of Genoa except… one!

Bonifacio

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Fortified citadel at the top of stunning white cliffs, Bunifaziu is truly special: a geological enclave and both a particular history and a unique language. Facing Sardinia and the Iles Lavezzi, the city opens to the...

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Calvi

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Dating back to the XIIIth century and overlooking both the Ligurian sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, Calvi is located on an ancient Phoenician route, important for trade and cultural exchanges between peoples of the...

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Bastia

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Founded by the Genoese by the end of the XIVth century, Bastia has amassed a heritage that can’t be missed! From San Niculau Square and its XIXth-century palaces to the Governors’ Palace and its garden, from the old...

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Ajaccio

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Founded in 1492, the history of Aiacciu is closely linked to the Genoese and the Bonaparte Family. From the ‘Napoleonic’ historical city to the protected area of a Parata via the trendy strada di i Sanguinari, the...

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Corte

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Pasquale Paoli made Corti capital of the short-lived Corsican republic in 1755 and in many ways, the citadel is still an important place in public life. Corti stands in a sensational setting, at the confluence of...

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