Old harbour

At the foot of the Citadel, dominated by the bell tower of the church of Saint John the Baptist, it reflects on its water level the old Tuscan style buildings which are arranged in an amphitheatre around the cove.

Behind its 15th century Genoese mole, the Old Port of Bastia has retained all the authenticity of its Mediterranean charm. Along the quays, the houses with their colourful facades polished by the wind from the sea are huddled together, overlooking the terraces of restaurants and cafés.

Throughout the year, this lively seaside resort, where it is pleasant to linger over a drink on the quayside, lives to the rhythm of the cafe owners, the yachtsmen and the fishermen who gather their nets at the first light of day. A typical and very lively district, between small yachts at anchor and polychrome fishing boats, which invites you to stroll around at any time.

On the southern quay, the Mantinum, a green theatre in the form of a belvedere, acts as a link between the Old Port and the Citadel, with an unrestricted view of the Mediterranean.


Things to see and do


Vieux Port de Bastia
Rue de la Marine, 20200 Bastia