History of Ajaccio
Ajaccio is the capital of the island of Corsica and is also known as the birthplace of the great ruler Napoleon Bonaparte. The port of Ajaccio is a major one and connects Corsica with the French Riviera and Sardinia. In the town, you will find Napoleon's childhood house, now a museum while there are many statues, buldings and blocks that still hold his name. Piazza de Gaulle is the town's main swuare with many restaurants, bars and markets, pefrect for strolling. The historical St. Maria Assunta Cathedral is the church where Napoleon Bonaparte was baptised and is one of the must-see places in Ajaccio. As a coastal town, there are many beaches to swim and sunbathe, such as Grand Capo, Macumba and Marinella.