Prefecture of the department of Corse-du-Sud, Ajaccio is located in a shelter position on the western coast of the island, in the Gulf of Ajaccio. Many beaches and coves line its territory the west. Ajaccio has a old typical Mediterranean historic center, it is dominated by its citadel of the XVI century. Boasting a consistent story, this modern city still has many secrets unveil its visitors. History of Ajaccio, cultures and traditions where does the name Ajaccio? Several hypotheses have been proposed, one of which claims that the city was founded by legendary Greek hero Ajax who would have given him . name other explanations seem more realistic, however, the name may be related to Ajaccio Tuscan agghiacciu (sheep pen), or the Byzantine city name Agiation, suggesting a Greek origin of the word "agate" can mean "good anchorage." Ajaccio, capital of Corsica, bright city, imperial city, birthplace of Napoleon. High place of prestige and celebrations, the city does not know where to turn, adorned with its citadel, its port busy pleasure and its living sunny terraces. Founded in 1492, Ajaccio develops gradually and then displayed as a single wall, a "Castello" dungeon with a bass speaker. These are the Genoese in the fourteenth century, which have undertaken work to create deeper ditches, leading to an imposing citadel, which is found almost unchanged today. The capital of the island, architectural, full of prestigious sites dating from very different eras, and visiting its old town offers a wonderful step back in time, between exoticism and history. Things to see and do in Ajaccio: the inevitable As might be expected, there are many monuments dedicated to Napoleon in the city: the monument of the place of Casone, the imperial chapel which houses the tombs of his parents the house he was born and lived (now a museum). In the footsteps of the former emperor, you can discover through the alleys that