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Address: Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Phone Number: +33 4 95 73 50 49

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Bonifacio has many things to learn since old times

A visit to the Citadele is good to make it with a guide that will give a good explanation of the history of the place since the Roman period. The city in evidence today was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Citadele is good to make it with a guide that will give a good explanation of the history of the place since the Roman period. The city in evidence today was founded as a fortress by and subsequently named after Boniface II of Tuscany in 828. Most of the citadel postdates the 9th century or is... More 

Thank stoneJerusalem
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Citadel is huge and the views from it are incredible. Get a tour guide or you'll never understand the citadel and its history. Be prepared for a lot of walking, but it's worth it.

Thank Fred F
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I arrived to Bonifacio on a motorcycle on the ferry from Sardinia. When I got off the ferry i thought I was on a movie set with the small natural harbour filled with boats, the streets lined with old houses and overlooking it all the Citadel. What a beautiful setting. Whow. Loving it.

Thank Andreas M
Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Having a guide (from the "Office du tourisme") is a must have in order to understand the city. Nevertheless ; walking in the narrow streets is really nice. Only down : in low season a lot of shops and restaurants are closed.

1 Thank Fuppsala
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

While providing good hiking (steps down the mountain & back) opportunities, this old town is wonderful for just walking, eating in countless restaurants, cafes or browsing in limitless shops and boutiques. Wonderful!

Thank Monika P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

What a wonderful journey through time in the well-restored citadel, clarifying a busy and ever changing history of what has happened over the millennia. Superb views in all directions around Bonifacio. So worth the hike up the hill and visiting the museum areas!

Thank eveathene
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Surely one of the most spectacularly-sited towns in Europe, tottering on the edge of a tall, heavily undercut limestone cliff and with massive fortifications on the landward side. You have to take a boat excursion from the harbour to fully appreciate how close to the cliff edge the houses cling, or walk for a few minutes along the cliff path... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had s nice little tour of the area including the citadel. Great history and beautifully restored with fantastic views. Doesn't get much better.

Thank Bobby44881
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Beware reading a flat map. This is a fortified town mounted on a very big hill. Plan ahead your parking arrangements if stopping. Lots of small shops and old churches. Some amazing boats in the harbour. Eat well in the may restaurants. Go see the sunset.

Thank Eric H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Visited this lovely old town twice during our recent stay in the area. We arrived early and parked in the large car park opposite the lively Marina. If like us you arrive early lots of the cafes along the marina serve breakfast. We were very brave and paid to walk down (and back!) the 187 steps to the Escalier Roi... More 

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