It is time to cross the Bocche di Bonifacio (strait of Bonefacio), famous for a strong wind from north west, the Mistral. Our destination is Bonifacio (18 kms) located on the French governed Island of Corsica. Bonifacio is an ancient fortified city where according to tradition you must buy one of the famous knives.
Bonifacio is a star attraction in Corsica, drawing visitors from all over the island and overseas to marvel at its medieval houses precariously teetering on the edge of the imposing limestone cliffs.Bonifacio's Old Town, with a labyrinth of narrow streets and historic buildings, was built by the Genoese and is a fascinating place to wander around. Founded in 828 AD by Count Bonifacio of Tuscany, it's natural harbour bears a striking resemblence to the home of the Laestrygonians referred to in Homer's Odyssey of the 7th century BC.
Bonifacio also boasts a busy marina filled with impressive yachts and lined with chic bars, restaurants and hotels, enhancing the vibrancy of this fashionable coastal resort.
Add to this the fact that Bonifacio is close to several idyllic, unspoiled Corsican beaches as well as staggeringly beautiful mountains, and you have a near perfect, varied holiday destination.
A good dinner in one of the traditional little restaurants in the old town will be a great way to an unforgettable day.