By Angélique Dalsace

Take a private jet to Bastia? Why not? With the return of the warm weather, let yourself be tempted by the magnificent town of Bastia. Take the time to read this article and discover the beauty this island has to offer.

What could be better than the French Riviera or Corsica to enjoy the sun indefinitely?

It would be hard for us to describe this treasure to you just with a blog, so we will put all our efforts to let you enjoy this treasure by yourself. Take the time to read more about this town, we recommend some of the island’s hidden nuggets.

Don’t wait any longer and book your private jet to Bastia now.

Reasons to go to Bastia?

First of all, a bit of history. Bastia was founded in the XIVth century and was named after Bastiglia, a town in the Italian region of Liguria. At the time, Bastia was a small fortified town, with an economy based on trade and fishing.

Over the centuries, Bastia continued to develop and build itself up to become an important centre of commerce and culture in Corsica. Bastia prospered in particular through the wine and olive industry.

Today, Bastia is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, attracting visitors from all over the world thanks to its rich history, cultural heritage and beautiful coastal scenery.

Private jet to Bastia, a colourful architecture

The architecture

The citadel of Bastia is a historical fortification dating from the XIVth century. The citadel is located on a hill overlooking the port and offers a panoramic view of the city, the port and the mountains. It is possible to walk along the ramparts to enjoy a new view of the island. Inside is a natural history museum that tells you more about the island’s history over the years and its flora and fauna.

Bastia has a rich architectural heritage, with many historic buildings such as the Cathedral of Saint Mary, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception and the Governors’ Palace.

The architecture of Bastia is a mixture of historical styles and influences, which testify to the rich history of the city. Just take the time to walk through the streets of the city and see for yourself the buildings full of history.

Culture and art of the table in Bastia

The rich culture of Bastia will fill your eyes, ears and taste buds. Through numerous museums, theatres, cinema and festivals. You will experience the Mediterranean culture in new ways. We have a particular fondness for Bastia’s rich cuisine and traditions.

Take a private jet to Bastia and discover the city’s local produce. Every bite tells a story.

Whole lonzi in close-up on a market stall in Corsica, take a private jet to Bastia

What are the Corsican specialities you cannot miss?

  • Figatellu: a pork liver sausage, often grilled or pan-fried and served with white beans or polenta.
  • Brocciu: a fresh goat’s or sheep’s cheese, which can be eaten plain or used in dishes such as brocciu pie.
  • Courgette flower fritters: a summer speciality, where courgette flowers are stuffed with fresh cheese, then breaded and fried.
  • Local lobsters: fresh shellfish caught in Corsican waters, often cooked simply with garlic and parsley.

As you walk around Bastia you will be drawn to many restaurants, each more delicious than the last. The chefs highlight the local products with grace and you will feel it in your plate.

The restaurant chez Huguette will know how to delight you, its menu is adapted every day to the daily fishing. Between tradition and gastronomy, prepare your taste buds.

A Scaletta is a warm and friendly restaurant well known in the historical district of Terra Vecchia, the restaurant offers traditional and gastronomic Corsican cuisine. It is renowned for its quality cuisine, highlighting local products and flavors of the region.

The must-sees

The Haute-Corse is a place full of surprises, and when you set out to discover Bastia you will be taken to some unmissable places, here are some examples;

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city in the Jardins Romieu, a peaceful park located near the Citadel. Stroll through the lush vegetation, admire the panoramic views of the city and the sea, and relax in this tranquil atmosphere.

Speaking of relaxation, Bastia offers several beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy the sun. Head to Plage de l’Arinella or Plage de Toga to swim in the clear waters and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery.

Toga Beach, Private jet to Bastia

Stroll along the Old Port waterfront, lined with colourful buildings, fishing boats and yachts. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, stopping off at one of the seafront cafes or restaurants. You can also choose to go on an adventure with a boat trip to explore the coast and nearby islands.

Try the experience of a private jet to Bastia

Bastia – Poretta Airport (BIA) is the main airport in the Bastia and Haute-Corse region. It is important to note that the airport is located about 17 km south-east of Bastia, in the town of Lucciana. This is about 30 to 40 minutes by car from the city centre to the airport, depending on the traffic.

From the airport it is possible to reach the city centre of Bastia, thanks to shuttles and taxis. There is also a car rental service at the airport which will allow you to explore Bastia and the Haute-Corse. The airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although additional charges may apply for night flights.

Several services and facilities exist for travellers, such as shops, restaurants and bars, a VIP room, a children’s playground…

Corsica in Summer

In addition to Bastia airport, there are also smaller airfields close to the city. Thanks to the services of Fly Aeolus, it is now possible to land at these smaller airfields, which are sometimes closer to your final destination.

Saint-Florent airfield is located about 18 kilometres northwest of Bastia, near the town of Saint-Florent. It is mainly used for general aviation and private flights.

About 50 kilometres south of Bastia, near the commune of Ghisonaccia, is the Ghisonaccia-Alzitone airfield. Also used for general aviation and private flights.

How about it? Convinced? Don’t wait any longer and book your flight with an air taxi. Because taking time for yourself starts now.

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