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Ajaccio is the capital of the island of Corsica in the French Ministry of Corse-du-Sud, and has about 65,000 inhabitants.Ajaccio is located on the island’s west coast on the Mediterranean Sea – 210 nautical mil southeast of Marseille .The port of Ajaccio has often visited by cruise ships, and tourism is an important industry for the city.
Ajaccio was founded by genoveserne in 1492, and it was not until 1768 that Corsica became part of France. The capital city is perhaps best known as Napoleon’s birthplace, and there are many monuments around the city that is dedicated to him. In addition, you can visit the Maison Bonaparte – the house where he was born – that today a national museum.
A major tourist attraction is also Fesch Museum, which has a large exhibition of Italian painters from the Renaissance period. In addition, the city has beautiful beaches, art galleries, great shopping and a vibrant nightlife with nightclubs, bars, restaurants and casino.
Nearest international airport is Ajaccio Airport Napoleon Bonaparte – who is 5 km outside the city center.