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BONIFACIO

BONIFACIO, CORSICA - SEPTEMBER 2010





"SUNRISE, HOTEL LE GOELAND - Wake up in room 15 with this view..."





"HOTEL LE GOELAND - The Cala Rossa Hotel was fully booked, but the choice of «Le Goeland» proved to be a great decision"





"BONIFACIO - Named in 828 after Boniface II of Tuscany, who fought the Moors, Bonifacio is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, on the best harbour of the southern coast of Corsica, separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio"





"COASTLINE TOUR - Leaving the yacht port, passing the commercial port and the Madonetta lighthouse to get into the open Mediterranean Sea"





"FAZZIO ISLE TO BOCCHE DI BONIFACIO - And the differences between the limestone and granite rocks of the coast"





"SDRAGONATO CAVE (LITTLE DRAGON CAVE)"





"BONIFACIO - The old town (the Upper city) is located on the promontory overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at about 70m high and was built in the 9th century. The cliffs have been undercut by the ocean so that the buildings of a white city gleaming in the sun appear to overhang the precipice"





"BONIFACIO FROM SEA - With the staircase «Escalier du Roi d'Aragon"





"BACK TO THE PORT"





"THE GRAIN DE SABLE (Grain of Sand) - This huge rock that fell from the cliff symbolizes what seems to be the inescapable destiny that nature reserves to Bonifacio, in the very long term: be buried under the waves. In fact, the mouths of Bonifacio are among the coasts the most exposed to the elements of the Mediterranean Sea"





"VIEWS FROM THE TOP - With the Grain of Sand"





"CHURCHES AND MONUMENTS"





"LA DAME DE BONIFACIO - This reproduction, which can be seen in Bonifacio's Memorial of the Past Museum, refers to the remains of a young woman, carbon dated to 6570 BC. Her skeleton was found in an ancient cave near the village of Capello, north of Bonifacio, proving that the area was inhabited in prehistoric times"





"STREETS OF BONIFACIO"


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