Situated in the micro-region of Mazenna, Ajaccio is a city in the south of Corsica. It is the most populated city on the so-called ‘Isle of Beauty’ and is also its principal economic centre. Historically, during the Genoese occupation, Ajaccio was the capital of the south of the island. It was only in the 18th century that the city was designated capital of the whole island by Napoleon Bonaparte. The ‘imperial city’ was also a very popular winter resort with the English bourgeoisie. Today, tourism represents a large part of the local economy. With its idyllic beaches, its cultural heritage and its unique inland scenery, the city of Ajaccio is a very popular tourist destination. For a boat trip in its Gulf, choose rent a boat in Ajaccio.