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Address: Bonifacio, Corsica, France
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The Citadelle isnt as big as Bastia's but its got enough character and interest to make a short stay interesting

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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Coventry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Citadelle isnt as big as Bastia's but its got enough character and interest to make a short stay interesting

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Hey, we hadn't done our homework, okay. We had planned and prepared for time in Alsace, France and for time in Rome, continuing to northeast Italy. But Corsica, not much - we had to travel from southeast France to Rome and we had a week to do it, . . . . . so . . . . . .... More 

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Jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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!

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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.

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