The Mediterranean island of Corsica stands high in sea beckoning visitors to explore its beauty. Technically a French island, Corsica is home to a distinct Italian culture from its early days as it was first ruled by Genoa, and then by Pisa. A cruise in Corsica takes you to the capital and port city of Ajaccio, where historical highlights of this beautiful island include the birthplace of Napoleon and the Maison Bonaparte, the museum that commemorates him. Dedicated to the art of the Italian Renaissance, Musée Fesch can also be found in Ajaccio. The museum emphasizes the influence that both the Italian and the French have on this destination.
Among the other various ports of call on Western Mediterranean cruises to Corsica, including Barcelona, Genoa, La Spezia, Cannes, Civitavecchia, and Palma de Mallorca, the beautiful island of Corsica stands out for its craggy peaks and stylish coastal towns. The climate is typical of the Mediterranean with hot summer days and warm nights with cooler temperatures found in the more mountainous regions.