Ajaccio Tourism

Ajaccio (Latin: Adiacium; French: Ajaccio French pronunciation: [aʒaksjo] ; Corsican: Aiacciu [aˈjattʃu]; Italian: Ajaccio, [aˈjattʃo]) is a French commune, prefecture of the department of Corse-du-Sud, and head office of the Collectivité territoriale de Corse (capital city of Corsica). It is also the largest settlement on the island. Ajaccio is located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, 210 nautical miles (390 km) southeast of Marseille. The original city went into decline in the Middle Ages, but began to prosper again after the Genoese built a citadel in 1492 to the south of the earlier settlement. After the Corsican Republic was declared in 1755 the Genoese continued to hold several citadels, including Ajaccio, until the French took control of the island. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ajacciens or Ajacciennes. The most famous of these is Napoleon Bonaparte who was born in Ajaccio in 1769, and whose ancestral home, the Maison Bonaparte, is now a museum. Other dedications to him in the city include Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport.


The city is basically the capital of French Mediterranean island of Corsica. It is known for its art, culture and museums. The place is flocked to by a lot of visitors every year. Most of them come to check out its bustling art scene. The most prominent places in the city are The Monument in the Place du Casone, The Place Bonaparte and The Musée Fesch. Although there are many museums here, but The Bandera Museum is what visited the most. Great to come with families and check out the myriad outdoor activities. There are various breweries too, for those who will like to have a nice wine tasting session. Places like The Genoese towers are a must visit here.


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