Attractions in Corsica of the Mediterranean Corsica is part of France's island province with a population of about 300,000 inhabitants. The island is highly mountainous, the highest point is Mount Monte Cinto 2710 m. Ajaccio is the capital and other major cities Bastia, Corte and Sarti.
A popular spot with cruise passengers a visit to Corsica's capital of Ajaccio is one of the ‘must-sees’ on your Mediterranean cruise holiday. Located on the west coast of the island, Ajaccio was moved about two miles south of its original location, during the Genovese occupation of 1492. One of the best ways to get to know this city is to join our city walking tour, taking in the old districts of Ajaccio and Napoleon’s birthplace. Explore Ajaccio with MSC Cruises!