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Ajaccio

Country
France
State
Corsica
City
Ajaccio
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By air

Ajaccio is served primarily by Campo dell'Oro Airport on the east side of the Gulf of Ajaccio just north of the mouth of the Gravona River. From there Route N193 readily connects to the center of the city. Ferries also leave regularly from Quai L'Herminier on the west side of the gulf for Porto Torres, Marseille, Toulon and Nice. A major road, Route N194, travels up the valley of the Gravona River leading to Corte and is paralleled by a scenic narrow-gauge railway. Another major road, Route N196, winds southeast to Bonifacio.

By Railways

Gare d'Ajaccio, owned by Chemins de fer de Corse (Corsica Railways), is located near the port and connects Corte, Bastia and Calvi (with transfer).
There are two optional stops:
Gare des Salines, at the north of the city, in the district of the same name.
Gare de Campo dell'Oro, near Ajaccio Airport.

Local buses

The local public transport organisation, Transports en Commun d'Ajaccio (Ajaccio public transport) provides 8 urban routes, 4 "citadines" routes, and 9 longer distance routes.
 

Key places to visit
Ajaccio Cathedral, Torra di Capu di Fenu, Torra di Castelluchju


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Places to Visit

Ajaccio Cathedral

Ajaccio Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption d'Ajaccio) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Ajaccio, Corsica. It is the seat of the Bishop of Ajaccio.
The present cathedral was built between 1577 and 1593, and is where Napoleon I was baptised on 21 July 1771.
Their shared history began on 21st July 1771 when the young Bonaparte was baptised. It continued with the burial of the Bonaparte family in a funerary chapel within the cathedral and ended with the affixing of a red marble plaque bearing Napoleon's dying words onto its pediment. It is modest in size, and everything in this building, from the transept to the three naves, appears too short. The cathedral was completed in 1593 and consecrated to the Assumption of the Virgin. Its seven side chapels, imposing dome and unusual ochre façade give the building a distinct charm.
Ajaccio Cathedral

Torra di Capu di Fenu

The Torra di Capu di Fenu is a Genoese tower in Corsica, located in the commune of Ajaccio.
It is one of the Official Historical Monuments of France

Torra di Castelluchju

The Torra di Castelluchju is a Genoese tower in Corsica, located in the commune of Ajaccio. This tower was built on the largest island of the arthipel of Îles Sanguinaires.
It is one of the Official Historical Monuments of France.
 

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