Ajaccio

One of the great cruise destinations is Ajaccio, well known as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Ajaccio is the capital of the island of Corsica and is situated in the Mediterranean Sea. This reasonably untouched island blends the great qualities of France – of which it is a region – and Italy. The island features delightful beach resorts as well as impressive mountain ranges. Corsica, described by many as a ‘mountain in the sea’, has 50 mountain peaks that climb to more than 2,000 metres. Cruise travellers that arrive in the port will certainly enjoy this magical sight.Travellers who go on a cruise to Ajaccio will start their visit by sailing into its magnificent bay. Upon docking at the island and going ashore cruise travellers will experience Ajaccio’s distinguished architectural style and also the vibrant culture.One of the best things to do in Ajaccio is to relax in the cafes located along its palm lined avenues; this is one of the places to see and be seen. Cruise holidaymakers can also explore Ajaccio’s Old Town that has a fine square and many interesting alleyways that are just waiting to be explored.The highlights of Ajaccio include the Maison Bonaparte Musee Nationale, the Fesch Museum, the Cupulatta, the Filitosa, and the Prunelli Gorges. The Fesch Museum is home to some of the most significant works of art by artists such as Raphael, Titian and Botticelli.A visa may be required to travel to France if you are from outside the EU.