The geographical situation

Ideally located in Corsica

The vacation residence "Pasturella" is ideally located in Corsica.

It is in the middle of the countryside, with sea and mountain views, but very close to the city center of Bastia.
Bastia, prefecture of the departmental district of Haute-Corse is located in the territory of the collectivity of Corsica.
With 48,044 inhabitants (2018 census), Bastia is the second most populated commune in Corsica after Ajaccio. The Bastia region, in the northeast of the island, stretches from the Golo River to the extreme north of Cap Corse.

Its geographical situation is therefore very interesting:

  • 1 km from the sea and the mountains.
  • 15 minutes by car from Bastia Poretta airport
  • 10 minutes by car from the commercial port of Bastia and the city center
  • 30 minutes drive from the white sandy beaches of Saint-Florent

The beaches nearby

All our apartments are located less than 10 kilometers from several beaches. The closest beaches are those of Arinella and Marana.

The beach of Arinella

Located south of the city, this sandy beach is home to the Base Nautique which offers sailing activities. It is the closest to the city center and easily accessible by bus or on foot. It is a very pleasant beach that allows holidaymakers without vehicles to enjoy the pleasures of swimming.

The beaches of La Marana

South of Bastia, on the lagoon, vast stretches of sand bordered by pine forest. We are here only 5 km from the city.

Several of them are equipped and offer multiple services to visitors (restaurants, tennis, mini-golf, water activities such as sailing, diving, water-skiing, jet-skiing, sea kayaking, paddle…). This offers the most sporty a privileged playground where pleasure and relaxation are combined to give rhythm to a day with family or friends.

A little further away, 30 minutes by car, are the magnificent white sand beaches of Saint-Florent.

This seaside resort, also called the “little St. Tropez” of Corsica, is known for its beautiful beaches and its lovely marina.

These wonderful beaches are among the most beautiful in Corsica. They are accessible on foot by the customs path from Saint-Florent, by boats that connect the port to these exceptional beaches every day or by 4X4 vehicle. Between moments of relaxation and nautical pleasures, the Lotu, Saleccia and Malfalcu will enchant you.

From the port of Saint-Florent you can take the shuttle-boats to reach the beaches of Lotu and Saleccia in 20 and 30 minutes. The quality of their sand and turquoise waters are remarkable.

Downtown Bastia

Downtown Bastia


Bastia is a very pretty city that will remind you of Italy.

Its old port is lined with restaurants and bars, its squares are picturesque and its citadel unforgettable.

The city of Bastia also has an important religious heritage: chapels, churches, convents…

The church of Saint Jean-Baptiste stands just behind the old port, with its two campaniles, it is the pride of its inhabitants.

The Citadel, centuries old and equipped with ramparts, was built by governors of Genoa, it is today a place not to be missed by visitors.
Built on a rocky promontory overlooking the Old Port, the Citadel of Bastia is both a picturesque district and the historical site of the city.

It is home to the Governors’ Palace, which houses the Bastia Museum that traces the history of the city. Not far from there is the Sainte-Marie cathedral, decorated with paintings and marble statues.

All of our apartments are less than 10 kilometers from several beaches. The city center of Bastia, the second largest city in Corsica, is only 1 km from our residence, or 10 minutes by car.

The Cap Corse

Also, at the exit of the city center of Bastia, direction the Cap Corse.

The tip of Corsica

The Cap Corse is this narrow piece of land at the tip of Corsica, facing the sea. It is full of history, natural and patrimonial wealth and can be the object of a beautiful excursion from our residence.

If you take the road to the cape from Bastia, you will be charmed by its beauty.

At the bend of a curve, a rock, a beach, a hiking trail, you will be able to observe superb landscapes, between the sea and the scrubland, where the green and the blue merge…

Genoese towers, houses of the Americans, churches, chapels, grain mills, picturesque villages and fishermen’s marinas, coastal paths.

During a day you can visit its beautiful hilly landscapes, splendid beaches and creeks but also many charming towns, such as the charming village of Erbalunga, Pietracorbara, a fishermen’s village, the sublime beaches of Tamarone and Barcaggio, Ersa and the viewpoint of the Mattei mill, Centuri… all of this is only a few hours drive from our residence.

In the south

In the south

Further south in Corsica, 2 or 3 hours away, the paradisiacal white sand beaches of Porto-Vecchio, the famous cliffs of Bonifacio, the incredibly beautiful landscapes of the south of the island. You can go for beautiful walks, boat trips and discover all the charm of the south.

Further south in Corsica, 2 or 3 hours away

And also

All the local shops you need.

Less than a kilometre away

All the local shops you need are less than a kilometre from the residence: supermarket and hypermarket, health centre, pharmacy…

For your leisure, in addition to all the water activities described above, there is a horse riding centre less than 5 kilometres away, which offers numerous equestrian activities.

Finally, on the mountain side, you can also fill up on emotions. Numerous hikes on steep mountain paths through the maquis are possible near the residence and the start of the GR20 is less than 2 hours away.