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Ajaccio Travel Guide, France

Ajaccio Travel Guide – The Capital of Corsica

Ajaccio is a French commune containing six cantons and the capital city of Corsica and the prefecture of the department of Corse-du-Sud as well. Located on the west coast of Corsica Island, the city lies at the foot of forested hills on the northern shore of Ajaccio Gulf and its suburban forms extend along the valley of the Gravona River. The population of Ajaccio is about 54,364 inhabitants. The city has tribunals, colleges, a library, a science park, two sailing harbors and a commercial port.

Ajaccio Travel Guide – The Imperial City of Corsica

It should be also mentioned that Ajaccio is Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthplace. Bonapartes’ modest four-story mansion which is now a well-preserved museum, associated with the statues, monuments, wide tree-lined boulevards, narrow streets, large squares and picturesque hills of the Casone, seduces the visitors with the charming presence of the Imperator’s memory.

Located on the side of the most wonderful gulf in the world, the Imperial city of Ajaccio charms its visitors walking down the old streets which remind the fame of Napoleon Bonaparte and worship his memory. All Ajaccio travel guides praise the markets of the city, with their colorful fresh countryside products and local craft goods, draw every traveler to taste the juicy fruits or the most appetizing Corsican cookies as well as to buy some of those endless Napoleonic souvenirs. Its churches, the cathedral where great Imperator was baptized, and the imperial chapel as well, or a visit to the A Bandera Museum fascinate the eye of those curious about the impressive heritage of the imperial city.

Ajaccio Travel Guide – Travelling and Public Transport

Ajaccio is a topping base from which you can explore Corsica and discover the beauty of its mountainside. Long walks through its maquis vegetation that spreads a sweet scent so that you feel like reaching heaven may offer the experience of a lifetime.

Regular ferry lines serve Ajaccio from Marseilles, Nice and Toulon in France and Genoa in Italy. It is also the most privileged stop of many Mediterranean luxury cruises. Campo dell’Oro Airport serves the city as well.

Public transport is quite poor, almost non-existent, so the best option is hiring a car or appealing for the taxi services which provide the most comfortable transport to any direction both in town and on the island. It is compulsory to know that, while renting a car, you should choose a small one because the Corsican roads are very narrow and there are limited parking places in Ajaccio.

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