Ajaccio is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, the biggest town in Corsica and the capital of southern Corsica.
It is a prosperous harbour town. An impressive wooded strand in which both tourists and locals take the air lines a part of its splendid bay.
From this strand in the direction of the town centre runs a labyrinth of tiny streets, which wind up in the main square where the daily market offers local products such as cheese (the famous Brocciu), wine, cakes and liqueurs. Corsican wines are full-bodied and richly coloured as the island itself. The food is excellent: sausages, smoked hams, and Italian-style salamis. Wild pig, lamb and goat meat are also very popular, and seafood and fish abound. Cheese and plates prepared with sweet chestnuts are among the various specialities.
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