Virgin Voyages' guide to Ajaccio
Filled with slopes and centuries worth of history, Ajaccio also boasts art (crafted both by nature or in the baroque period).
The magnetism of the Mediterranean
Ajaccio’s small streets are steeped in Napoleonic history including Maison Bonaparte, the infamous commander’s ancestral home. Tucked away in the mountainous countryside you’ll find vineyards, endless hiking trails and wild boar (see charcuterie). The Ajaccio Market displays fresh honey, organic wine and aromatherapy oils harvested from the hills. Ajaccio is a gateway to the beaches along Corsica’s shores and the forests, canyons and coves hidden in the Mediterranean mountains.
The beach and mountains within reach
Path Through Prunelli
Napoleon Invasion Tour
Local Artisans Trio Tour
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Name that language
Besides French, Corisican (which is similar to Italian) is widely spoken.
Corsica catches your attention with its rugged hills and sandy beaches. After a day of wandering along its streets and shores, Ajaccio will convince you to stay a little longer. Its French-like streets paired with an Italian mindset makes for a slower pace of life that redefines island time. The vistas from mountain peaks and Genoese watchtowers overlooking the Gulf of Ajaccio keep you in a state of awe. Whether you spent your time in Ajaccio by the beach or ventured inland to climb high peaks, a day in Corsica never disappoints. Napoleon Bonaparte may have put Ajaccio on the map but it still resides as a hidden gem in the Mediterranean.
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