Visits and interpreter guides
On the occasion of well deserved holidays or during a professional stay you have just put down your suitcases, and have only one desire: that to discover Bastia and the surrounding villages.
The Bastia tourist office proposes a selection of visits and excursions during which you will be revealed the history, traditions, and identity of this territory lovingly attached to its roots and its specificities.
For an immersion in the heart of the Corsican soul, a journey in the past of the city, its legends and local superstitions, let yourself be embarked by “Les Légendines” unusual and anecdotal visit of Bastia skilfully orchestrated by the tourist office. More than a visit, it is a real invitation to the heart of the Corsican soul which is offered to you, every Tuesday from April to October, from Saint Nicolas Square, to discover the unusual places of Bastia through the prism of its legends and traditions. A multitude of stories revealing the secrets of the Corsican spirit, the pomp of its religious traditions, its spells, its places of prodigy to the often ignored history, will be revealed to you by a guide lecturer. Cultural legacies and reassuring witnesses of preserved traditions, the sacred polyphonic songs will finish transporting you to the heart of this journey into the past of the City.
You wish to discover the high tourist places of the city but you only have little time? Opt for the traditional city tour by small train. At the wheel, Michè, the driver accompanied by a guide will drive you from Saint Nicolas Square to the Citadel via the alleys of the old town. An ideal visit for families, and people having difficulty getting around.
Take the height for an original discovery of Bastia by open-air bus. From the Place Saint Nicolas, to the old Genoese Citadel, passing through the heights of the city and the emblematic district of the Old Port, you embark for a 50-minute discovery tour. Most of the visit: a break a few meters from the chapel of La Scala Santa, nestled in Monserato on the heights of Bastia, which secretly shelters one of the rare holy stairs.