Theme Week Corsica – Bastia

27 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  3 minutes

Bastia at night © Jean-Michel Raggioli/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bastia at night © Jean-Michel Raggioli/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bastia is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the northeast of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse, 50 km (31 mi) West from Elba, an Italian island, and 90 km (56 mi) away from continental Italy which can be seen a few days per year when visibility is excellent.. It is also the second-largest city in Corsica after Ajaccio and the capital of the department.   read more…

Theme Week Corsica – Calvi

4 December 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Pinède Beach © Pierre Bona

Pinède Beach © Pierre Bona

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Calvi is also the capital of the Arrondissement of Calvi, which contains, besides the Canton of Calvi, three other cantons: L’Île-Rousse, Belgodère, and Calenzana.   read more…

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