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Bonifacio Citadel

Bonifacio, Corsica, France
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Bonifacio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Miami, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We visited several times at different times of the year. Last time in early Nov 2014. It is worth a visit at any given time of the year. The old citadel was build centuries ago on top of the cliffs and with the erosion, some constructions are hanging on rocks and you wonder how people dare to live on them.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We arrived in the evening and enjoyed a sunset overlooking the cliffs. The old town is just stunning. Walking eastward along the cliffs gives you an amazing view of the city. Some images and more info can be found here: http://peak-exposure.com/adventures/2013/8/15/corsica

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The Hamptons
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

You must come here. I renewed my wedding vows here and you will find it magical. My children still talk about this place a year later and my wife wants us to renew our wedding vows here again for our 20th.

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Israel
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Sailed into Bonifacio harbor with a yacht. Exhilarating experience. Great town and sights. Nice strolls up the hill into the citadel and the old town. Take the time to tour the city - it's worth it. One caveat - the city is very very expensive, even off season !!!

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Trencin, Slovakia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited Bonifacio in August this year,when we were on holeday trip from the Porticcio. We took a trip by sea also by foot around town. We made a lot of beautiful photos, this trip we recommend for everyone like history. There is an excursion train,it will take you up to the city and back again, you can stop in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We spent one day in Bonifacio, on our way to catch the ferry to Sardinia. I would happily return there for several more. It climbs up the cliff side towards the citadel, and has several interesting churches and museums. It is amazing to see the dwellings perched along the cliff face, and the cliffs themselves are spectacular. The narrow, steep,... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We took the tram up from the lower town, and spent half the day wandering around the town. There are plenty of shops selling the same t-shirts and postcards that you can buy down below for far less, but if you ignore them, seeing how people live in the citadel (there's a primary school within, for example) is a lesson... More 

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I came to Bonifacio for the day from Alghero - a long trip by bus and ferry - but well worth the effort, including the effort of walking up to the old town. The views from the ferry as one heads towards the cliffs and then into the marina are fantastic. There's an audio tour that you can do or... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Must see if in Bonifacio or near by. Plenty of history here dating back to the 11th century. You can take a ferry here to Sardinia (Italy), only a half hour ride. Great vistas from the parapets. 10 on my scale of things to see in Corsica

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The best views are from the sea. Plenty of boat trips to the grotto, we took the ferry to sardinia which only takes 45 minutes. The best views of the citadel were from the ferry half way between Corsica and Sardinia

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