Bastia is a modern port city on the eastern coast of the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. The city is famous for its warm, temperate climate, its magnificent coastline, which marks the start of the craggy cliffs of the Cap Corse peninsula to the north, and its wines. Bastia is an internationally famous tourist resort but has managed to preserve its typically Mediterranean appearance, its flamboyant Baroque heritage and its authentic heart and soul. The vineyards of Patromio, which are responsible for arguably the most delicious vintages of red wine available on the island, are only a short drive from Bastia. So, too, is the Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch at Bastia Airport, approximately 12 miles, or less than 30 minutes' drive, south of Bastia via Territoriale 11 (T11).