In Corsica

The Strait of Bonifacio

For those who do not know, the Strait of Bonifacio form the famous international narrow that separates Sardinia from Corsica. The latter allow a certain connection between the Sardinian Sea to the west and that of Tyrrhenia to the east. They have a width of 15 to 25 km and a depth in the vicinity of 100 to 200 m.The Strait of Bonifacio is renowned for its most agitated and dangerous sea. The navigators evoke especially the presence of several rocks where the currents are capricious and strong. On this famous place lies a rather tragic story, that of 750 warriors who perish in a maritime...

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The city of Ajaccio

Ajaccio is one of the main cities of Corsica. Established in the south-west of the region, it has about 65,099 inhabitants (number collected in 2007). The inhabitants of the village are called Ajacciens or "Aiaccini" in Corsican.A bit of history: Several hypotheses have been revealed as to the etymology of the name of Ajaccio. Among them, the most famous one says that the city was built by the illustrious Greek hero Ajax who would have offered his name. Other legends, however, are much more concrete. In this regard, the name Ajaccio could be given to Tuscan agghiacciu or "sheep pen"....

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