Ajaccio is a cozy and picturesque French town that is also known as the capital of Corsica. It is located in a small bay on the Mediterranean coast. This is not only a wonderful resort, but also a famous historical place as Ajaccio is a hometown of Napoleon.
The Old Town part of the city has the greatest interest for tourists. Start your observation of the city’s points of interest from visiting Foch Square. The square is surrounded by beautiful old...
The central street of the city is created just along the coastal line. When you walk on it, you can enjoy not only wonderful views, but also numerous shops, outlets, cafes and restaurants. The central street ends on the square of Leticia that is named after the mother of the great emperor. The house, where Napoleon was born and spent first 9 years of his life, is also located on this square. Today the 4-story building is turned into a museum; however, there are not many artifacts and valuable exhibits here. The house suffered a lot from fire in 1793. With the help of Leticia it was fully recovered, but the biggest part of historical rarities was destroyed.
Almost any street and park in Ajaccio remind of Napoleon. Don’t forget to visit the Museum of Cardinal Fesch – the uncle of the emperor. The museum exhibits a large collection of the Italian masters of 15-16 centuries. Here you can find the works of Botticelli, Lorenzo di Credi, Veronese, and Tiziano.
In Ajaccio every guest can easily find an entertainment to suit own taste. Here you will surely find elite restaurants, various shops and colorful markets that sell all kinds of goods, and, of...
Once you’re done with historical sights, you can take a ride on catamaran and enjoy Corsica views. Travelers, who enjoy active rest, may like visiting scuba diving schools that organize night dives and rides to national reserve zones of the coastline. Ajaccio will definitely charm you with its warm home atmosphere. You can visit the city just once and you will definitely want to return there again and again.