Bastia is the second largest and most populated city of Corsica. The name comes from the fortress (bastille) founded by the Genoese Leonello Lomellini in 1378 to defend the area; with the French occupancy, Bastia definitely lost the title of capital city and was substituted by Ajaccio, the city where Napoleone Bonaparte was born. The territory offers many panoramic and cultural highlights: towards North lies the natural reservation of Cap Corse; in the city there is the picturesque Citadel, with old and colorful houses and the wide Place St Nicolas. The port is the most important entrance to the island and is the second national port for passengers movement and is undoubtedly the most important commercial port of Corsica. Port of Bastia departures and arrivals: Genoa, Savona, Livorno, Piombino, Golfo Aranci, Marseille, Tolone and Nice. Sailing companies operating from and to Bastia are Moby Lines and Corsica & Sardinia Ferries.