Sites & cities that bear the name of Bonifacio


Today in : France
First trace of activity : 828 C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Calcosalto, Bunifaziu, Bonifaziu, Bunifazziu, Bunifaciu

Description : Bonifacio (Corsican: Bunifaziu, or Bonifaziu; Bonifacino: Bunifazziu; Gallurese: Bunifaciu) is a commune in the southern tip of the island of Corsica, in the department of Corse-du-Sud, France. The city in evidence today was founded as a fortress by and subsequently named after Boniface II of Tuscany in 828. He had led a naval expedition to suppress the Saracens of North Africa and returned to build an unassailable fortress and naval base from which the domains of Tuscany could be defended at the outermost frontier. Most of the citadel postdates the 9th century or is of uncertain date but Il Torrione, a round tower, was certainly part of the original citadel.

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