Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Ajaccio Airport is the first one in Corsica for passenger traffic. Over 1.300.000 passengers, indeed, coming especially from France but also from other European countries, like Italy, pass through it every year.
This airport is also known as “Campo dell’Oro” (“Field of Gold”) and is only 5 km from the city, so that reaching Ajaccio is easy, thanks also to the opportunity to pick your rental car up at Ajaccio, offered by RentalUp, that will allow you to previously book it. Therefore, the car rental at Ajaccio Airport guarantees a trouble-free vacation in total freedom.
Ajaccio: points of interest
Ajaccio is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and has many monuments related to the life and the history of the great commander and emperor, in addition to the beautiful beaches such as that of Barbicaia.
In the old town you can walk a few steps from the sea, in Place Foch, and then reach Place De Gaulle, which is surrounded by a series of tangled streets. A statue of Napoleon Bonaparte was placed right in the middle of this square in 1865 on the initiative of another emperor, Napoleon III.
From Place De Gaulle you can reach a square where many open-air shows are held in summertime, the pretty Jardins du Casone, and Cours Grandval. At Jardins du Casone there is another memory of Napoleon Bonaparte, a monument engraved with the dates and the places of the battles conducted by him leading the French army.
Witnesses of the emperor’s life are also in Place Foch, the fountain with 4 marble lions, and in Rue Bonaparte, where you can find his native home.
Ajaccio is a seaside town and there are many beaches available for tourists that are easily reachable thanks to the car rental service at Ajaccio Airport. You cannot miss, for example, that of Saint Francois, in front of the citadel, and that of Barbicaia with its peculiar rocks and the blue of the sea in contrast with the white sand of the beach. Surfers would love the beach of Petit Capo, not too wide, but ideal for this sport.
Ajaccio: art and culture
Thanks to the car rental service at Ajaccio Airport, you can discover all the beauties of the city, such as the biggest religious building in Ajaccio, the Cathédrale Notre-Damede la Miséricorde, that was built during the XVI century and is characterised by the presence of splendid polychrome glass windows. The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Miséricorde preserves one of the works of art by Delacroix.
As regards art, there are important museums such as Fesh Museum, where you can admire paintings by Bellini and Titian, Bandera Museum, where you can discover the history of Corsica, and the National Museum of the Bonaparte Residence, with many objects and furniture belonged to the emperor. The Municipal Library, built in 1868, is very interesting, too.