Bonifacio is the southernmost city of the French island Korsika. The place is appropriate for 70m high and snow-white chalk rock, which forms opposite the korsischen mainland a Naturhafen similarly for a Norwegian fjord on one for instance. From this port the ferries drive toward 12 km removed Italian island Sardinien.
The singular situation of the city made it again and again in history the center of military conflicts, whereby the city in the course of the centuries to a fortress was removed. Who climbs the stairs to the upper city and looks for its way by the Stadtmauer, like the inhabitants attack understands to reduce around attack could. The port was and is always a protection port for ships before the incalculable weather and Meeresströmungen in the road of Bonifacio, the strait between Korsika and Sardinien. A further branch of trade that about 2 ' 700 inhabitants Bonifacios is the tourism, which provides particularly in the summer months for economic getting along.
One reaches the city driving from postage Vecchio straight to the south or coming from Ajaccio over Sartène. The city divides into two parts, on rock old upper city lain (Ville struck), and the Marina around the port. Are many lookout points, from which one can see, as the houses are built on the sandstone cliffs, into which the sea year by year more deeply entrenches itself. The rock are scooped out much in parts and the Grotten are a popular trip goal.
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interesting into and around Bonifacio
in the port boat routes are offered, on which one does not only visit Grotten, but also the cliffs from the sea to admire can. Like that also the stairs of the king of Aragon are good to see, their stages into the stone gehauen from the upper city to the sea to lead.
- Along the cliffs can one from Bonfacio toward southwest to the southernmost point Korsikas move, the Capo Pertusato. One has a good view back on the city to throw.
In the port there are numerous restaurants the catch-fresh fish offers.
Bonifacio for sail friends
the port of Bonifacio is because of the end one approx. 900 m of long narrow fjord is probably one the impression-fullest in the Mediterranean area. In the south it is limited by a limestone plateau, on which the medieval old part of town is settled. The outside bank is in such a manner washed that the houses stand on it as on a balcony. The old part of town, whose confines, head restraint-in-paved roads from four to fünfstöckigen houses to be gesäumt, can be attained by means of a Zugbrücke and a tunnel put on in the zigzag to the citadel.
the port lies in the narrow „Calanque “(and sail yachts do not offer an opportunity for crossing) in the bright lime rock in the southwest of the island. The entry is difficult to constitute, the houses of the old part of town on the plateau in the east is good to recognize.
Remarkably: A good landmark is the white, square tower with the residential building of the lighthouse on Cap Pertusato, which is to be seen from the south and the west to. Coming from the north, the white lighthouse with black gallery on Cap de Feno is the best landmark. At the cliffs underneath the old part of town the restored awake tower is and into the rock gehauenen stairs (stairs of the king of Aragon) to see.
At night: one steers after the fires on Cap de Feno (DirFl (4) 15s21M+Fl (4) WR.15s7/4M) and Cap Pertusato (flat steel bar (2) 10s25M). PSE de la Madonetta is beaconed with (Iso.R4s6M). To recognize the internal fires on PSE dil' Arinella (degrees (of 2) R.6s3M) and PSE Cacavento (Fl.G.4s5M).
The port authorities are on UKW channel 12 and 16, the Marina can in the summer of 07:00 - 22:00 clock on channel 9 be attained.
Driven: Strong western ones of hoist produce in the entry a rough sea. Difficulties with wind from southeast and southwest because of the Fallböen.
Note: During the control a watchful lookout should keep the numerous in and running out ferries and trip boats in the eye. The port is well protected in all weather.
220 of the 400 places for yachts to 50 m Lüa are reserved guests; the port depths amount to 2 - 12m. Couch places are assigned.
Authorities: Bonifacio is bonded port. The port has a harbour master and a Marinapersonal. Couch fee is with 41 - 55 €
anchorages: Because of north banks of the Naturhafens are two small bays. The Cala the l' Arinelle is flat. The Calanque la the Catena is to a large extent low and offers good protection. Yachts yield here a line to the iron rings on the west bank.
at each couch place water and river can be attached. The gas station is at the dock in the south part. There is a 10t-Kran and a 40t-Bootsslip. Mechanical repairs can be implemented, yacht from elm are at the place.
coordinates: 41° 23 ' 8 " N, 9° 9 ' 19 " O
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