Facing the old port: Ajaccio

Facing the old port: Ajaccio

Genoese seaport

The island's capital, situated at the Gulf of the same name, owes its existence to the harbor, which it faces entirely. The city is home to 60,000 inhabitants. It had been founded by the Romans, but experienced a renaissance under the Genoese occupation. Large spaces and classical magnificent buildings dominate the cityscape. The palm-lined promenade, the ancient yet bustling district of Borgo and the street cafes beyond the Citadel are worth a wander. The most famous of all its citizens – Napoleon – is present at every turn: whether as a statue, in a museum or as souvenir.

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