Porto Vecchio

Porto Vecchio, 25km north of Bonifacio is an attractive old town sculpted on to a dramatic hilltop, with views across its own beautiful deep blue bay and its small harbor below, Porto Vecchio was rated by James Boswell as one of "the most distinguished harbors in Europe".


It was founded in 1539 as a second Genoese stronghold on the east coast (Bastia being well to the north). Today Porto Vecchio is a lively centre for shopping, cafe-sitting and menu browsing and is one of Corsica's most fashionable towns. The streets are dotted with chic boutiques offering designer fashions and the very best local produce in and Corsican wine.

Fun Facts
When settlers first arrived in 1539, the mosquito population spread malaria and wiped out the first Ligurian settlers within months. The town thrived mainly thanks to the cork industry, which continued well into the twentieth century. A third of Corsica's wine is exported from Porto-Vecchio. Porto Vecchio's population quadruples in the summer months.

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Selection of yachts

Charter in Porto Vecchio onboard a luxury yacht
Icon Superyacht Charter


  • 67.5m
  • Year2010
  • €500,000 / week

Icon Yachts

Mosaique Yacht Charter


  • 49.9m
  • Year2002
  • €160,000 / week

Turquoise Yachts

Giraud Yacht Charter


  • 39.83m
  • Year2013
  • €180,000 / week

Admiral Yachts