Bastia is a city on Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea just south of the French mainland and north of Sardinia. Corsica has been part of France since 1768, but retains Italian culture. Bastia is located on the east coast of the island and has a population of approximately 40,000 people. The city is famous for its Baroque churches, cuisine and the port. The city is a gateway to the island. It has high mountainous terrain, which is excellent for hiking. There is a difficult GR 20 hike that traverses from the north to the south of the island. This trek is not for beginners and usually takes up to 16 days to complete. The city itself brews with life, with cosy squares and great restaurants which usually serve seafood, but there are also several European style places. A typical dish from the island is mussels with a nice Corsican white wine. Walk over the Place St. Nicolas, be astonished of the grand architecture, and shop in the many shopping streets. Bastia has something to offer for all kinds of travellers and the best way to get around the island is with a car hire. With car hire from Bastia you can explore the island and visit other cities like, Ajaccio or Calvi. Book your car hire with Auto Europe to get the best rate and service for your car hire.
In general, the roads are very well maintained in Bastia and there is little traffic other than tourists that are on their way to the beach or the port in high season. There are several motorways connecting the cities, mainly on the coast. However, the T20 road goes through the mountains to the south of the island. A car hire from Bastia is the perfect way to get around and discover what the island has to offer!.
Parking is not a problem in most places on the island, and Bastia is no exception. Only in the centre and near the port it can be more difficult to find a parking spot. You will have more luck finding a spot in one of the side streets.
Corsica is a French island located in the Mediterranean Sea. Bastia is the second largest city on the island and it is located in the north east of Corsica. The city has the principal port of the island, from which the ferry goes to the French and Italian mainland. The city is situated between the sea and the mountains and has a Mediterranean climate with warm winters and hot summers.
Bastia Airport is located 11 miles southeast of the city.
Bastia Poretta Airport (BIA)
Website: Bastia Airport
Address: Route de l'aéroport, 20290 Lucciana, France.
Telephone: +33 4 95 54 54 54
There is little public transportation on the island. There are scarce bus routes while the train only goes a couple of times a day. The train has three lines only and takes much longer to reach other cities than by car. The bus services on the island are also known to be less than reliable.