Ajaccio, the imperial city

Of all the pearls of the Mediterranean, the Gulf of Ajaccio is without a doubt the most beautiful and the most sparkling!

Once past the Sanguinaires Islands, the city of Ajaccio appears like a jewel set in a crown, with its port protected by an imposing citadel.

When you stroll along the seafront and in the neighbouring narrow streets that were the childhood home of Napoleon Bonaparte and Tino Rossi you will certainly be swept away by the Romantic atmosphere.

It is for this reason that it is often very difficult to sail away from this beautiful bay that gives you a glimpse of the wonders of Corsica, which the Romans named "Kallisté" - the most beautiful.


 Port Ajaccio Tino Rossi welcomes you in the heart of a historic city that unveils its wealth as you wander through its picturesque alleys where the vestiges of the past and modernity rub shoulders.

The memory of Napoleon is present everywhere (Napoleon Cave, statue of Napoleon and his brothers, statue of Napoleon as a Roman Emperor, Fountain of the 4 Lions, Napoleonic Room at the City Hall, the Bonaparte House).

The many museums, including the Fesch Museum that is internationally recognised for its wealth of Italian painting (admire the works of Botticelli or Titian, as well as Italian masterpieces from the 14th to the 19th century).


The Bay of Ajaccio shelters 16 beaches at less than 1 hour by boat or car from Tino-Rossi Port:

  • From Capo di Feno to Port Tino-Rossi: Capo di Feno beach (ideal for surfing), Petit Capo beach, Scudo beach, Neptune beach, Marinella beach, Ariadne beach, Barbicaja beach, Trottel beach and Saint-François beach.
  • From Coti-Chiavari to Port Tino-Rossi: Castagna beach, Mare e Sole beach, Argent beach, Ruppione beach, Stagnola beach, Isolella beach and Agosta beach.


Less than an hour by car from Port Tino-Rossi and the city centre, mountain excursions (Forest of Vizzavona at 1200 m of altitude, ski resort of Val d'Ese at 1620 m of altitude, the Lake of Bracca) canyoning (Bocognano - La Richiusa 700 m of altitude), the via ferratatree trekkingmountain biking, climbing and natural swimming pools.


Ajaccio Napoléon-Bonaparte International Airport (ajaccio.aeroport.fr) is open to domestic and international commercial traffic, as well as to private aircraft. It is located only 5 kilometres from the city centre and Port Tino Rossi.


We suggest you prepare your stay in Ajaccio in just a few clicks with the help of our selection of points of interest: What you must see in Ajaccio.

Also visit the website of the Ajaccio Tourism Office and the official portal of the Corsica Tourism Agency: visit-corsica.com