Bastia is a Baroque and cultural city and a lively seaside resort. The city is also a gastronomic and oenological hub, a must-see place during your stay on the Island. Take a stroll round the city and discover the Saint-Nicolas Square considered one of the largest squares in France. Its name originates from an old chapel built in the 11th century and destroyed during the extension of the esplanade in the 19th century. You can also explore the typical village of Cardo located 5 minutes away from the city centre; the theater of Bastia, where the trial of the bandit Spada took place in 1935; the Romieu Garden created in the 1870s, an ideal place to wander around, taking you from the restored Citadel to the renovated Old Port; the Palace of the Governors built from a tower in 1380 by a Genoese noble, Leonello Lomellino ; the port of Bastia, and many more wonders hidden in the historic heart of the city.