One of the most dramatic landscapes on the Strait of Bonifacio, Cape Pertusato (the name means "hole" in the local dialect of Ligurian spoken in Bonifacio) is dominated by a lighthouse built in 1838 under Napoleon's orders. The 61-meter-high (200-foot-high) headland, which marks the southernmost point of Corsica, is pierced by a 168-step tunnel bored through the rock. The cape's stark white limestone glows with breathtaking colors at sunrise and sunset.
By John Oseid
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