Ajaccio Campo Dell Oro airport is the main airport servicing Ajaccio, located on the French island of Corsica. It is situated around 5km away from the harbour.
The fastest and most convenient way to get to Ajaccio is to rent a car in Ajaccio airport.
Ajaccio is the capital and the largest city in the region of Corsica. It is situated on the northern shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio. The harbour is located on the east of the original citadel located on the hill overlooking the peninsula protecting the harbour.
Today, the city of Ajaccio covers the entire harbour and extends up to a certain area of the valley of the Gravona River. The river is mainly used for the city’s water supply. Ajaccio’s claim to fame is that Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Ajaccio.
What to See and Do
With your car hire Ajaccio, it is easy to visit the attractions found in Ajaccio. In Ajaccio, you will find a galore of museums that will keep you occupied. The first is the Fesch Museum, which displays some of the most beautiful art pieces you will find. Here, you will find the most important collection of Italian paintings outside the Louvre.
While tourists will not consider library a place to go during their holidays, you might want to drop by the City Reference Library. Here, you can take a look at the impressive reading room spanning 30m in length. There is also a collection of about 70,000 volumes, and some of the writings are from the 15th-16th centuries.
Ajaccio is the city of birth of Napoleon Bonaparte and they are proud to showcase it. But Napoleon Bonaparte is not the only Emperor they are proud of, the successor to Napoleon, Napoleon III was also from Ajaccio.
There are quite a few landmarks that you can visit to get the Napoleon experience, the first being the Napoleonic Room showcasing paintings and sculptures related to the Imperial era. Then there is the Bonaparte House, where Napoleon was born in 15th August 1769.
The house now turned into a museum, has an amazing collection of furniture belonging to the Bonaparte family along with other memorabilia, weapons, documents and portraits. Just a short drive away with your hire car Ajaccio airport is The Imperial Chapel.
The chapel was built in 1860 and it is now a national monument. Buried there are Letizia and Charles Bonaparte, Napoleon’s parents and other members of the imperial family.
If you want to learn more about Napoleon, then there is no better place to visit than Ajaccio. Grab a great deal with Ajaccio airport rental cars and begin exploring Ajaccio at your own pace.