Bastia is located in Haute-Corse, in the north-east of the island. The city is surrounded on one side by mountains and on the other by the sea. The principal port of the “Island of Beauty”, Bastia, is famous for its fortress and ramparts. Pleasant strolls in the heart of the city can be enjoyed such as along the Monserato Path and in the Romieu Gardens. Other sites worth visiting include Saint Nicholas Square, the courthouse and Monserato Chapel.