Cheap flights to Corsica Bastia
Visit Bastia a thriving city situated on the beautiful north eastern coast of Corsica.
Experience the unique flavours of Corsica’s cuisine, with a variety of dishes infused with a mixture of Mediterranean influences. Try famous local delicacies such as salami and cheese; the mouth-watering flavours are like no other.
Explore Place St Nicolas, a charming square filled with shops and cafes with a view of the ferry port, or head to the city’s flea market, held on Sundays, to find that perfect souvenir of your holiday.
Bastia’s rich history and culture is evident throughout the region. The stunning Vieux port is filled with local fisherman and white yachts. Here you’ll find Corsica’s largest church, the 17th Century Saint-Jean Baptiste. Head south to the spectacular Jardin Romieu, where visitors enjoy a breath-taking view across the mast tops and church spire.
Bastia's Mediterranean atmosphere makes it perfect for a relaxing holiday and with miles of sandy beaches and secluded coves and bays you will find yourself spoilt for choice.
On 23 June the Fete de Saint-Jean is celebrated in Bastia with a huge "fucarè" (bonfire) in the Old Port, a procession from the Church Saint Jean-Baptiste, and special masses in Corsican. There will also be music, dancing and special meals. Details from the tourist office. www.visit-corsica.com/en/
Destination Noisette is a weekend celebration of Corsican walnuts in Cervione. Make the effort to go and taste walnuts in every possible style. There will be walnut producers, cooks, painters, local folk music and dance groups, exhibitions and street theatre. More information from the tourist office.
Don't miss the Musee de la Miniature in the old town. It's a model Corsican village built by René Mattei over many years, and shows all the traditional activities that happen on the island. The detail and precision is incredible, and kids love it. Details from the tourist office. www.visit-corsica.com/en/
Hiring a cycle to go sightseeing around the "Mountain in the Sea" is really hardcore cycling. So why not hire an electric bicycle? You still pedal, but just get a little extra help with the hills. No special permit required. For more information visit www.location-velo-corse.com/velo-electrique.