Welcome to Ajaccio
All roads in Corsica lead to Ajaccio, the island’s coastal capital. Perched on the west shore, the port town is a strategic basecamp with ferries to mainland France and boats to the rocky Sanguinaires islands—but there's plenty of things to do in Ajaccio proper. Driving north, green-cloaked headlands and powder-white beaches stretch along the shore of Capo di Feno, one of Corsica’s top surf spots, while the mountainous hinterlands afford ample options for hikers. However, Ajaccio’s biggest claim to fame is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte—traces of his legacy can be found throughout the Cité Impériale.