The capital city of Corsica and the proud birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio adds an impressive city vibe to the island’s melting pot of dense forests, incredible beaches and towering mountains. Ajaccio is the natural choice for visitors who want to experience the very best of Corsica and the locals have made every effort to ensure that it doesn’t disappoint. Within a few minutes, you can get between the shopping district, beach and nearby forested area – making the city a tourist’s paradise.
There’s plenty for history buffs to sink their teeth into as well, with several historic sites dedicated to the island’s history and the life of its most famous inhabitant, Napoleon Bonaparte. If history isn’t your cup of tea, you can also hit the beach at pretty much any time of year, although don’t expect to dive into the water during the winter months as the weather is comparable with that of southern England. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why Ajaccio makes the perfect alternative to many other destinations in Europe.