Underwater archeology: treasures on show at the Bastia museum until December 3

  • Published: 27-10-2017
  • Category: Events

Bastia archaeological treasures 2017

The reasons for visiting Corsica in the autumn are so many and all are valid. And we can give one more. A reason that will allow you to admire so many treasures that come directly from the depths of the sea. It is the exhibition Secrets d’épaves – 50 years underwater archeology in Corsica, scheduled for the Bastia museum until December 23rd.

 

The exhibition

Three hundred archaeological finds, located in the two levels of the former Governor’s Palace, tell more than 2,500 years of history from antiquity to World War II. All the treasures that were jealously guarded by the beautiful sea surrounding the island of beauty.

 

Visit Bastia

Part of this holiday will be dedicated to the exhibition. And what about the other days? It’s certainly not yet time to go home because you are in one of the most beautiful cities in Corsica and it’s worth visiting.

  • In particular, some of the most beautiful places in Bastia are the cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Palace of Governors and St. Nicholas Square (also known as Place Saint-Nicolas or St. Nicholas Square).
  • Corsica’s finger” is the nickname with which is known the Corsica peninsula, which is located along the northern coast of the island. It’s a great idea if you like excursions or if your motorbike is your inseparable travel companion.

 

How to get

Bastia is one of the main ports for ferries to Corsica. In particular, Bastia is well connected with some of the most important Italian ports, such as Genoa, Livorno and Portoferraio. There are several departures distributed throughout the day.

 

Further information

For more information on the 2017 edition of the Secrets d’épaves exhibition – 50 years of underwater archeology in Corsica (complete program, how to partecipate, any date changes), you can consult the official site of the Museum of Bastia, Musee-bastia.com.

 

Image Source: ByB (Bruno Barral) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28864256

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