We start to explore Bonifacio by heading from the marina up into the old town. The Bonifacio area was inhabited in pre-historic times, one young woman's skeleton was carbon dated to 6570 BC. It is also believed that there are references to this area in Homer's Odyssey in the 7th century BC. The name Bonifacio is believed to have come from Count Bonifacio, who officially founded the town in 828 AD and built the castle on the peninsula. There is a lot of history here!
After half an hour or so, we turn and head back into town, entering through the main gate and wandering the narrow streets of the old town.
Emerging on the other side of old town, we find the more modern city administrative buildings and schools alongside the cemetery and the old fortifications. We wander into one building near the city hall and find art from the Bonifacio Tango festival, complete with the artist at a table discussing her work.
We enjoy our short art diversion and move on to the much-older fortress and landscape.
Walking back toward the marina, we pass by the ancient cemetery, next to the school playground (or, going by dates, the playground was built next to the cemetery).