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Porto-Vecchio Guide

Guide to Porto-Vecchio

This Guide to Porto-Vecchio Corsica provides a summary of its historic Old Town and modern marina. Included are reviews on a selection of the bars and restaurants to be found in the town and there is a guide on how to get to Porto-Vecchio.

Other practical information such as supermarkets and parking in the town are covered, as well as a brief history of Porto-Vecchio.

Click on the images or titles below to enter each section of the Porto-Vecchio Guide.
Porto-Vecchio Town Town A guide to the distinguished, fashionable coastal town of Porto-Vecchio.

A brief description of the ancient Old/Upper Town and its modern marina, busy with luxury yachts and boat trips. A short overview of Porto-Vecchio's historical sights, including the main square of Place de la République, is also included.

Porto-Vecchio Bars Restaurants Bars and Restaurants Both the harbour and the Old Town contain plenty of places for eating and drinking.

Enjoy dining in the Old Town during high season, when the town square becomes the place to be seen. For serious nightlife, head south of Porto-Vecchio to the world famous Via Notte outdoor nightclub.

Porto-Vecchio Getting There Getting There Porto-Vecchio has good access to the nearest international airport at Figari. Charter airlines fly directly from the UK to Figari and to the three other airports on the island (Bastia, Ajaccio and Calvi).

The town also has good connections by ferry to both France and Italy.

Porto-Vecchio Information Information Practical advice for visitors to Porto-Vecchio, Corsica.

Details on nearby supermarkets, local markets, parking and Porto-Vecchio's tourist office.

Porto-Vecchio History History A short history of Porto-Vecchio starting from its foundation by the Italian city state of Genoa as a fortified port in the 16th century.

Malaria took its toll of the early settlers and it was not until after WWII that the city began to thrive through the industries of salt, cork and tourism.

 

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