The pretty town of Porto Vecchio, hidden at the bottom of the bay has long based its economy on the exploitation of cork, wood and salt. It is now a resort town that attracts tourists thanks to its rugged coastline and beautiful sandy beaches.
Located between sea and mountains, the town of Porto Vecchio was built by the Genoese as a fortified place to participate in the defense of the island. They then built a citadel in the foothills of the ancient harbor, which has always enjoyed its position at the bottom of the Gulf.
Porto Vecchio is visited on foot, strolling through its narrow streets with vaulted passages or along the ramparts of Genoese origin. The beauty of the city and its character combine to offer the best of itself as Porto Vecchio has remained the same despite the arrival of tourists from all over the world.
The simplicity and robustness of the fortifications are in contrast with the bustling central square. When you visit Porto Vecchio, do not miss the Genoese door and the incredible view overlooking the harbor, salt marshes and the gulf. The citadel can be visited through audio guides offered by the tourist office.
In terms of outdoor activities, people on holiday in Porto Vecchio can of course enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches including the famous Palombaggia beach but also practice diving and water skiing. The mountain also offers many opportunities, including hiking the GR20 or the discovery of the cascade of Piscia di Gallu.
At nightfall, the city enjoys an animation that contrasts with the calm of the mountains. Pleasant outdoor restaurants, theater, concerts, comedy festival ... there's something for everyone.