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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 breakwater sheltering the 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. This very mineral world is a good option for a walk to the old Genoese tower and the lighthouse (exhibition).
Standing alone at 475m above sea level, this church stands majestically on a plateau that looks over the basin of the Bevinco. It was built around 1280, at the end of the Pisan Romanesque period in Corsica. Renowned for its chequered exterior of green serpentine stone and white limestone, its carved ornamentation is often naive. The building's exceptional harmony is enhanced by its setting and the view from here, which goes from St Florent to the Désert des Agriates.
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.