Residence South Corsica - Bonifacio Visit
A must-see excursion when you are staying at the Residence is Bonifacio, which is only 1 hour to 1 and a half hour drive from Cantu di Mare.
The origins of the town are uncertain.
One theory explains that the town of Bonifacio was founded in the 9th Century by Bonifacio, a Tuscan aristocrat on his way back from a successful battle against the Moorish.
Another theory tells us that Bonifacio takes its name from the Pope Boniface the 2nd who lived in the 6th Century.
Hung above the sea, at the south extremity of the island, the city of cliffs erects the superb walls of its citadel. Inside its walls and overlooking the harbour below, the quiet streets are surrounded by tall houses with impressively steep stairs.
From the citadel walls and along the beautiful maritime graveyard of Bonifacio, you can see a long line of cliffs going north towards the Hermitage of the Trinity. To the south they go towards the lighthouse of Pertusato and the Lavezzi islands, known for their beautiful beaches with turquoise waters and surrounded by one of the only maritime reserves of Corsica.