Ajaccio's best museum, the Palais Fesch has an art collection that includes some wonderful works of Italian Old Masters like Botticelli and Titian
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
A guided walking tour around the town will go a long way into delving into the little alleys and interesting streets, and since most of the sights are within walking distance, you will get to see the sights as well.
The island is known for lavender, rosemary honeysuckle and myrtle and these are used in the making of handmade soaps, and shower creams, so buy some to take back home. Shop around for authentic Corsican crafts, particularly art galtique - a unique art whereby pictures are made from pebbles or small pieces of wood. Lots of shops in the market and Quai Napoleon sell these craft pieces. While buying, look out for a stamp saying 'Casa di L'Artigiani' on the product and means that the work is genuinely local and of good quality.
GRAB A BITE
Eating out in Ajaccio is never a problem, and one can choose from gourmet restaurants like Le 20123 (remember it is open only for dinner!) or Le Bilbouquet that serve international cuisine. If you are looking for wholesome regional food try any of the cafes and bistros along the waterfront.
With balmy weather the year round, the average temps in May are around 71F/21C and go up to 83F/29C at the height of summer in August.
The Euro is the local currency in Ajaccio, and many stores and shops accept credit cards. Do remember that there is a VAT charge on most items sold here.