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September 22th, 2011
Bonifacio 2A041 20169
Corse-du-Sud Corse
41.388 9.156 30 m

In memory, Bonifacio

One view. Acciarino cemetery.
Another view. Furcone cemetery.

Near Bonifacio, on the Lavezzo island of the archipelago of the LAVEZZI ISLANDS, the Acciarino cemetery and the Furcone cemetery gather graves of sailors and soldiers died on February 15th, 1855, in the wreck of the French frigate LA S蒑ILLANTE.

The French frigate "La S閙illante" left Toulon on February 14th, 1855 with approximately 750 sailors and soldiers, officers and equipment, had to bring reinforcements for the Crimean War. Taken in a storm she broke on the stumbling blocks of the lavezzi islands. It had there no survivor.

BONIFACIO is a French municipality, placed in the department of Corse-du-Sud, region of Corse, populated with 2925 Bonifaciens in 2008, distributed on 138.4 km, that is to say 21.1 hab/km.

The city of Bonifacio is shared between its harbour, and on the rocky headland the old town, in the citadel, built from 828 by Boniface, Marquess de Toscane, then by Pisans and the Genoese.

The creation of Bonifacio between 828 and 833 would be Boniface's fact, Marquess of Tuscany. Rival of the Republic of Genoa, the Republic_of_Pisa occupied this place until 1195 date on which the city was established again by genoas. Overcome in 1553 by the Turkish privateer Dragut, the city became French, and became Genoese again in 1559, up to the Treaty of Versailles in 1768, when the Republic of Genoa gave up Corsica to France.

Bonifacio histoiry.

The Bonifacio city is one of the most tourist places of Corsica with more than a million annual visitors.

Mes images de Bonifacio.

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