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Corsica - From Calvi to Bastia
Corsica - From Calvi to BastiaBy car, 170 km, 3 days
Calvi to Bastia, a route that will allow you to explore the most beautiful landscapes and villages of the north of Corsica. La Balagne, like Patrimonio, are well known for their magnificent vineyards perched above the sea.Customise this route and add it to My travel book
View over the Citadel
An attractive rectangular square which is shaded by large plane trees and bordered by cafes. It's the meeting place for the local boules' players. In the middle palm trees enclose a fountain topped by the bust of Pascal Paoli who founded the port of Isula Rossa in 1758.
Joined to the town by a dyke containing the yachting marina, this island formed of ochre and red rocks pitted with holes, has some attractive points of view over the neighbouring islands, the port and the Balagne hills.
Built around 1280, this church corresponds with the end of the Romanesque Pisan era in Corsica. Famed for its dark green facing and white limestone, the carved ornamentation is naive in character. The exceptional harmony of the building is enhanced by the site and the view, which extends from St-Florent to the Agriates desert.
This pass (alt 536m) marks the end of the ridge which separates the east and west sides of Cap Corse. It also marks the border between this region and the Nebbio. The strong libecciu west wind can be violent, but nothing can detract from the sight of the Gulf of St-Florent, the Nebbio, Bastia and the eastern plain.
The road to Monte Stello climbs up a slope overlooking the sea, home to the villages of Poretto and Pozzo. Park your car there and get ready to embark on the 3hr walk up to the top (1 307m). You will be rewarded with a stunning view which unfolds over the entire headland, taking in the Gulf of St-Florent and the undulating Agriates hinterland, the Balagne and the foothills of the central mountain ranges. The Tuscan archipelago can be glimpsed on the horizon to the east.