St Florent is located on the island of Corsica, 170 km's from the coast of France, and 80 km's from Italy. It's a relaxing town, with a decent beach and a good number of restaurants. The key to its success is the marina, which is jammed with expensive boats throughout the summer.
Place des Portes, the centre of town life, has café tables facing the sea in the shade of plane trees, and in the evening fills with strollers and pétanque players. In rue du Centre, which runs west off the square, parallel to the seafront and marina, you'll find some restaurants, a few shops and a couple of wine-tasting places. The fifteenth-century circular citadelle can be reached on foot from place Doria at the seafront in the old quarter.
Things to See & Do
* Place des Portes - town centre
* Citadelle - in the old quarter
* Wine tasting
* Church of Saint Maria Assunta
* St Florent marina
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - French
Population - 20,500 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 33
Port Location - The port of St Florent is located in the town centre.
Travel Links - From France, the simplest and fastest solution is the NGV (High Speed Boat, Navire à Grande Vitesse): it takes 2:45 to 3:30 to go from Nice to Calvi, l'Ile-Rousse, Ajaccio and Bastia, and you can enjoy the view of the Corsican seashore and arrive practically downtown. It is also possible to take regular ferries from Marseille, Nice and Toulon. You can also get to Corsica from Italy, leaving Genoa, Livorno, Savona, Naples or Sardinia.
There are four airports on the island: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari (next to Porto-Vecchio). British Airways fly to Corsica from England and Scotland.