Visit Porto


Map of PortoPorto is located halfway betweenAjaccio, Calvi and Corte that surround it. This region of Corsica is made up of volcanic rock and is part of what is known as the Corsica crystalline with magmatic rocks' which covers two thirds of the island. At the western end of the Monte Cintu mountain range running from Porto to go to Solenzara in south-east France Corsica.

The beauty of the Gulf of Porto is demonstrated by the fact that this site is a World Heritage Site and includes : Portothe calanques of Piana, Girolata and the Scandola.

Porto, a little piece of history

Despite these fortifications, the coast of the Gulf of Porto in the 17th centurye century, major defence problems. It was then that the populations of the mountain villages Corsica who owned land on the coast, lobbied for the construction of more buildings. They rebuilt a tower at SagoneA future timber depot for the Valdoniello forest.

At the beginning of the XVIIe The "four towers" (Omigna, Orchino, Cargèse and Capo Rosso) were built in the 19th century.

Getting to Porto by plane

If you want to fly as close as possible to Porto for your holidays in CorsicaWe recommend that you arrive at your destination at the following international airport Calvi.

Porto - PianaGoing to Porto by boat

If you would like to come Corsica If you don't have your own car, we advise you to take the boat. This arrives at Calvi and you will arrive at Porto a few tens of minutes.

Porto by train

Unfortunately, Porto is not served by trains. in fact, the line stops at Calvi. So hitchhikers and taxis will be the order of the day.

Visiting Porto: must-sees

The powder magazine aquarium in Porto

Below the Genoese tower of PortoThe Poudrière aquarium is made up of a dozen tanks containing fish species from the region's different environments. Corsica.

Gulf of Porto and Region Tourist Office, quartier de la Marine 20150 Porto

Tel: +33 (0) 4 26 10 55
Fax: +33 (0) 4 95 26 14 25

Visiting Porto: things to see in the area

The Scandola nature reserve

La Nature reserve the peninsula of Scandola is one of France's Nature Reserves, and is also classified as a "World Heritage Site".Unesco world heritage site "It is one of France's marine protected areas. It is managed by the Parc naturel régional de Corsica.

The Gulf of Girolata

Le Gulf of Girolata at Corsicais a miniature replica of the Gulf of Oporto, located just next door. It is bordered by huge red cliffs over 300 metres high, such as those at Punta Rosa, and shrouded in scrubland. The gulf is on the list of world heritage sites. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find out more about The Gulf of Girolata

The calanques of Piana

Calanques of PianaThe calanques of Piana are creeks located on the west coast of France. Corsica, à Pianahalfway between Ajaccio and Calvi, on the seaside road Corsica. A world of rocks 300 m above the sea. Find out more about The calanques of Piana

The Genoese Towers

tout genoise portoBuilt in the sixteenth century under Genoese rule, the coastal towers Corsica are of historical interest. Designed for their role in watching over the sea and defending the coast, they were naturally built on sites with the best views of the sea and its shores. A great getaway for your holidays in Corsica.

Where to sleep?

Hotel in Porto Ota

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hotel porto ota corse
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Camping in Porto and the surrounding area

Coming soon: campsites in the Porto Ota region.

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