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Learn all about Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio is the capital and largest city of Corsica, France. It is located on the west coast of Corsica.

The places to visit in Ajaccio, Corsica are:
  • The Imperial Chapel
  • The Cathedral
  • The Foch Marshal Square
  • The Cave of the Casone
  • The Citadel
  • The Town Hall

Sailing harbors

Ports or sea lines of Marseilles, Nice, and Toulon in France and Genoa in Italy serve Ajaccio on a regular basis. Ajaccio, Corsica has two sailing harbors:
  • The Port of the Admiralty
  • The Tino Rossi Harbor

The historical importance of Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, has many plazas and squares that reverence to the great conqueror who never visited home again. If you want to reach Ajaccio, you can drive a short way from welcoming beaches, towering mountains, and definitely unforgettable gorges. You can also amble to the town along the picturesque streets, move out of town to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds the island, or saunter along its waterfront promenade.

One thing you just cannot miss when you visit Ajaccio, Corsica is the actual home of Napoleon Bonaparte. Maison Bonaparte located on the Rue de Letizia, just off Saint Charles, which displays family portraits and furniture.

As soon as you arrive, you will be drawn into a port that has a stone pillar with two portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte. This shows how proud Ajaccio, Corsica is to hold the memories of the great conqueror.

Other things that you can do in Ajaccio, Corsica

  • Enjoy a restful day in the city's premium square, Place Foch. Surrounded by Palm trees, the square has an effigy of Napoleon on a fountain that faces the Gulf of Ajaccio.
  • The city's 16th century cathedral dedicated to La Madonuccia, a saint is a must visit place. Saint Madonuccia is said to have protected the people from the Black Plague.
  • The city's premium art museum, Musee Fesch, is also a very intriguing place. This museum is believed to be the past residence of Napoleon's uncle. In fact, many of the paintings were actually presented by Napoleon to his uncle Joseph Fesch.

The flavor of Ajaccio

Corsican food has the touch of both France and Italy, but it doesn't make their cuisines any less delicious. Although essentially French, the food has a spicy tinge and is more focused on pork as the main ingredient. There are also many unique cheeses that are produced locally.

For walkers, Ajaccio will be a place of great interest as it is a place that can be easily explored on foot. The place is filled with good restaurants, well-stashed shops, and a harbor that is so pretty that Ajaccio is always vied for a good spot by many painters. The shops and restaurants radiate a 100% French air starting with the price. You can expect to find the best of fashion clothes and accessories in this quaint port.

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