Bonifacio - flower on the strait. The first resident of the town was Dame de Bonifacio. Her skeleton found in one of the caves, comes from 6500 BC. The town counts almost 9 thousand years. The municipality is located on the farthest cliffs in Sardinia, which is a natural fjord. It was described by Homer, Odysseus arrived here with his ships on a trip from Troy. The modern inhabitants are mostly descendants of the Ligurian families who settled here in 1187. Ligurian is also the Bonifacio dialect - an archaic genitive language, although with the passage of French and Corsican. Today the port of the Mediterranean Sea (lower Bonifacio) is one of the most elegant places visited by tourists, many Italians are building their homes here. But the upper Bonifacio along with the historic center is still kept in Genoese style - perfectly visible from the sea. The characteristic elements of the architecture are arches between houses, coats of arms. Most of the houses in the center are uninhabited, threatening to collapse, but can be admired along with magnificent views of the rocks (the famous Grain de Sable). In the west, passing by the medieval tower and the Gothic church raised by the Knights Templar, you reach the limestone plateau, where you can enjoy fantastic views of the Bonifacio strait and Sardinia.