Ajaccio: The scent of Corsica

Ajaccio: The scent of Corsica

Ajaccio

Ajaccio mixes natural and historical charm with Corsica’s most exclusive atmosphere. Awaiting visitors are dazzling beaches and little streets dotted with picturesque buildings, as well as a lively nightlife.

The birthplace of Bonaparte, Ajaccio bears the traces of its Genoese origins and a resemblance to nearby Sardinia. You will be enticed by its irresistible charm of old and modern grandeur.

In the heart of old Ajaccio sits Piazza Foch, a beautiful square lined with cafés and restaurants. This corner of Corsica has preserved the authenticity of old times. The square is the perfect spot to wander the web of narrow streets and discover the local life, where lively fishing and commercial activities carry on against an enchanting natural scenario.

Among the sights to visit during your yacht tour of Corsica are Ajaccio’s Cathedral, located in the old town, Maison Bonaparte and the Chapelle Impériale mausoleum, built by Napoleon III.

Ajaccio’s surroundings are also home to some of Corsica’s most beautiful beaches. Saint François and Isolella are the city beaches, where the locals head to relax. The pearl-white sand and transparent waters of Capo di Feno put one in mind of the Caribbean. Not far, lay the Iles Sanguinaires and the tiny beach of Marinella, yet another white shore of crystal-clear waters. The geography of the cove allows for easy mooring, and the view of the resting yachts magnifies its gracious charm. Islets and almost inaccessible caves dot the Scandola Peninsula, which is home to the extraordinary Nature Reserve and the suggestive Calanche of Piana.

Trekking enthusiasts will love the hiking and walking trails in the Aitone Forest and Capo Rosso. Sailing to Pointe de la Parata and to the Isle Sanguinaires is highly recommended.

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