10 May Bonifacio
Enjoy a light breakfast before heading up towards Santa Maria for lunch and a swim. The characteristics of the town are the green of its grand trees, but above all the ancient olive trees that color the piazza and the slopes that rise up from the sea interrupted by the white of the church dating back to 1050 and by the imposing grey of the Spanish Tower guarding the bay and the beach. Head over to Bonifacio, the oldest town on the island of Corsica (French). Entering Bonifacio’s almost land-locked harbor is one of the most dramatic moments in sailing, as it opens magically before you revealing a totally protected harbor. For a thousand years, this ancient citadel town has defied gravity from her high perch on the edge of a chalk peninsular that guards the southernmost tip of the island. Enjoy dinner in one of the excellent seafood restaurants ashore.