Arrived the previous day by ferry from Livorno (see Preparations), we begin our 15 days tour of Corsica by the city of Bastia before discovering the Cap Corse. Walk along the old harbor and visit of the Immaculate Conception Oratory. This chapel overlooks a square with a sun in mosaic made with rollers. The interior is a surprisingly rich, but it will take some time for your eyes to get used to the darkness. Strolling in the streets, we arrive at the market place where you can admire the façade of the Church of St. John the Baptist, we then head to the Citadel Terra-nova. Surrounded by a wall of the 15th century, the Citadel hides a very nice area made of narrow streets, restaurants, small shops and sacred buildings such as St. Mary’s Church and the Chapel of Holy Cross with its Christ of Miracles (Black Christ ).
After a morning in the prefecture of Haute-Corse, we leave for the Cap Corse, direction Miomo. On the road, we stop at the Church St Lucia to enjoy the view on the port of Bastia and its surrounding areas. We continue by the cornices road full of green schists with golden reflections that take us to San-Martino-di-Lota and finally to Miomo.
Stop in Erbalunga with its Genoese tower and its charming port full of colorful fishing boats. We continue towards Macinaggio and the beautiful beach of fine sand of Tamarone. This will be our first dive in Corsica, during which we could admire a variety of fish, jellyfish and some squids.
We get back on the road and go through the villages of Rogliano and Ersa. The landscape changes and its mountains are becoming greener. Arrived at the beach of Barcaggio after a few minutes walk through the bushes and small trees, as if its last defenders. From this beach of fine sand and green schist rollers is emerging off the island of Giraglia.
We go back to Barcaggio via the old mill Mattei where you can admire the panoramic view of the west coast of Cap Corse and the wind mills of Ersa.
Installation for the night at the Camping Isulottu in Mute (contact info), 1km from Centuri.