Bastia, Corsica, France Cruise Port

Bastia is a French commune of France that is situated on the north eastern part of the island of Corsica which is at the base of Cap Corse. It is the capital of the region of Bagnaja and the department. After Ajaccio, it is the second most populated commune on the island. It has a population of approximately 40,000 people. It is the main port of the island and rakes in a lot of revenue. It is mostly famous for its wines. Immigrants account for roughly 10% of the total population. The city experiences a Mediterranean climate. The average temperature on an annual basis is 15.5 C (60 F). There are about five frost days per year. On average on an annual basis there are 240 sunny days and winds are frequent. Below are some of the features that make cruising to Bastia port worth it:
 
  • The commune has numerous sites and buildings that have been registered as historical monuments that are worth visiting. These include the Joan of Arc Garden, the Law Courts, the Romieu Public Garden, the Maison de Caraffa, and the Sainte Victoire Public Garden among others.
     
  • A person visiting the location will get the opportunity to have a taste of the local cuisine and ingredients. Popular culinary specialties from Bastia are the baccala and sardines au brocciu. The sardines au brocciu are fresh sardines that have been stuffed with cheese made from sheep milk.
     
  • Many films have been made in Bastia. These include Les Deracines and Mafiosa. Film companies and producers have chosen the area for different reasons that make it suitable. In some cases, it was chosen due to the scenery and historical buildings.
     
  • Bastia is known for many historical sites and buildings in the region. Some of the vibrant historical neighborhoods are Terra Nova and Terra Vecchia. There are many sights that visitors can visit and the streets have many interesting places and things to do.
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