Bastia Citadel

Bastia Citadel. Photo ECPAD

Bastia was founded in the 14th century and was the capital of Corsica throughout the period of Genoese domination until 1768.

Bastia was founded in the 14th century and was the capital of Corsica throughout the period of Genoese domination until 1768. On the high ground overlooking the entry to the small port of Marina di Cardo, the Genoese governor of the island, Leonello Lomellino, ordered the building of a fortress, or 'bastiglia' in Corsican, which became his residency, and was later occupied by his successors. The district of Terra-Nuova grew up around this citadel. The ramparts were added between 1480 and 1521. However the present appearance of the citadel and the other constructions forming the defences of Bastia date back to the time of Louis XV.

  • Bastia Citadel. Photo ECPAd

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