Corsica through the eyes of a local guide
Discover the stunning port city of Bastia with the secrets of Isabelle — a local lady with encyclopedic-level knowledge.
A beacon of art and history, Bastia is a less-discovered gem where visitors can splash in the glistening Mediterranean, wander the craggy mountains or rejoice in the epicurean pleasures of the region. To understand the history and culture of Napoleon’s homeland, we suggest a private visit— one that commences at the Saint Nicolas Square, the favourite local meeting point.
Your local Corsican guide takes you to the Old Town – Bastia is classified as a Town of Art and History - stopping by the Martyr’s Quays, the old marina and the Citadel (for breathtaking views of the area). Your private excursion also includes other landmarks, such as the Saint Marie Cathedral, the beautiful Holy Cross Oratory, the Governor's Palace, Romieu Garden, the market square, Saint John the Baptiste church, Napoleon Street and the magnificent Immaculate Conception Oratory. Because no exploration of France is complete without a culinary delight, we included all sorts of samples along the itinerary. You will taste why Corsica is famous for wines, cold cuts, cheeses, pastries, marzipan and so much more!
Your guide: meet Isabelle Agostini
Raised in Corsica since her young age, Isabelle studied on the mainland in Nice and Montpellier before living in cities such as London, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Back to her homeland Bastia, she felt compelled to share the beauty of her place of birth to fellow travellers and decided to study tourism. Fifteen years later, she’s still as enthusiastic and proud to share her unconditional love for her homeland.
3 hours visit of Bastia and tasting of local charcuterie
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You may want to opt for a tour of the city history museum in the Palace of the Governors (entrance fees: 5€)