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Ajaccio is positioned just 5 km away from the harbour. Ajaccio is actually a city composed of six cantons, with each canton having a number of communes. The cantons, which include Alata, Villanova, Afa, Bastelicaccia, Appietto, etc., combine to make the gorgeous Ajaccio. Not so many vacationers would be familiar with Ajaccio’s location. However, getting to this destination is very easy, as tourists can usually access any of France’s metropolitan cities which operate airline services to Ajaccio’s major airport, known as Campo dell’Oro.  

Covering a total area of 5 km east of the harbour you will find the fun filled Ajaccio well positioned on the west coast of the Island of Corsica. Ajaccio’s amazingly sheltered location offers exciting recreational areas that attract people from far and wide. For vacationers that enjoy acquiring historical knowledge while unwinding; squares, museums, monuments, the statue of Napoleon in Roman garb, the Maréchal-Joffre place and even the Imperator memory are among a wide range of things to explore. Ajaccio is capable of providing something for everyone. With locations like the Imperial Chapel; Cave of the Casone, the Cathedral, the Foch Marshal Square, the Town Hall, the Citadel, the sailing Harbours and a number of others things, holidaying in Ajaccio is an activity that vacationers will certainly relish.

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Why visit Ajaccio ?

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A wonderful tourist destination

Ajaccio, the capital of the Island called Corsica, is a French commune located on the borders of France

Vacationers could partake in Ajaccio’s festivals such as The First Napoleonic Days, where they can appreciate the wonderful culture and tradition of the Corsican people. Why not engage in a variety of excursions around the city and enjoy lots of fun on a boat trip?  

The evenings in Ajaccio are moments that people usually look forward to, with most young people converging on the coastal strip while others simply stroll around or visit the theatre. From various Spanish delicacies to Italian cuisines to a selection of delectable sea food, finding what to eat is never a problem. A visit to Ajaccio would not be complete without exploring its two sailing harbours located at the Tino Rossi Harbour and the Port of the Admiralty. The beauty of this recreational spot will further be appreciated with fun activities such as the sports of skin diving and sailing in the Gulf, etc.  

Are you considering the weather? Oh, weather conditions in Ajaccio are quite friendly! During summer vacations you could enjoy 82 °F / 28 °C with 79% humidity and a heat index of 90 °F / 32 °C. Other such information for potential tourists include a visibility of 6.2 miles / 10.0 kilometres, pressure of 30.01 in / 1016 hPa (falling), dew point of 75 °F / 24 °C, elevation of 30 ft / 9 m, as well as wind conditions of 12 mph / 18 km/h / 5.1 m/s. At sunset, the colours that reflect on the Sanguinities Isles are such a beauty to behold. Be sure to relish fabulous views of Ajaccio’s ocean and skies while unwinding on its beach. Think about Ajaccio as your next recreation spot; you will certainly have a wonderful time.

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