Ajaccio, the city where the tradition of the past is confused with modern dynamism.

It is not a coincidence that with a third of its protected natural heritage Corsica is called the Island of Beauty or the Pearl of the Mediterranean.

It has more than 1,000 km of coastline with water so crystalline and blue that it is hard to believe. You have to visit and tour it.

Its geography goes from the steep cliffs in the north to the soft beaches in the south.

But there is also a place for cities like Ajaccio where the inheritances of the past are confused with the dynamism of modern times.

Ajaccio, the imperial city.

Full of historical monuments, churches, convents, museums and -why not- excellent restaurants.

According to its inhabitants, Ajaccio had a calmer existence than the rest of the island. It did not have so many bosses and dominators.
Initially it was under the dominion of the Republic of Genoa until the middle of the 15th century when it was conquered by the Corsicans who settled definitively on the island.

Its most illustrious citizen was Napoleon Bonaparte who was born in 1769.

The port of Ajaccio is the main one served by ferries from France (Marseille, Nice, Toulon) and from Italy (Genoa). It has 300 moorings.

The other port is the Charles-Ornano port, which has more than 800 moorings.

Apart from this, it is an important stopover for many yachts that sail the Mediterranean Sea.

The city of Napoleon.

The most important monuments are the Imperial Chapel, the Cathedral, the Museum of Fine Arts also called Fesch Palace, the Mariscal Foch Square, the Town Hall, the house where Napoleon Bonaparte was born and the Citadel.

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Maria Susana Diaz

I like nature, cooking and photography. In my travels between Argentina and Italy I prefer witness through photography environment, natural and gastronomic riches.

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