France Bastia – Palais des Gouverneurs

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Raimondo N. Giamberduca

About This Spot

The Governors’ Palace was built in 1380. The tower - la bastia — which gave its name to the town, was strategically situated on the promontory overlooking the bay of Porto Cardo (the Vieux Port of Bastia today) and was very soon transformed into a bigger defensive structure, a castle.
The building was later transformed into a palace during the 16th century.
Since 1986, it has been owned by the Town of Bastia.
The Governors’ Palace is the only example of a Genoese Palatine fortress, as the Genoese built no other governmental palace in their Mediterranean or Black Sea possessions.
The palace is composed of a main rectangular building around a central court.

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