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The citadel of Ajaccio

Cultural heritage | Pays Ajaccien
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Built on a rocky promontory in 1492, the same year the town of Ajaccio was created, at that time the citadel was a simple "castello", a dungeon and a lower chamber. The defence of the city revealed itself insufficient so some works were undertaken from 1553. Ditches widened, deepened and connected to the sea. After the Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis in 1559, the Genovese gave the citadel its present appearance. Please note that the citadel belongs tot the army, so visits are not permitted.

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  • The citadel of Ajaccio

    j'ai pu la visiter lors des journées du patrimoine accompagnée d'une archéologie qui nous a expliqué la construction de la citadelle, ses évolutions, et les fouilles/recherches entreprises et les projets à venir... intéressant! beaucoup de travail pour restaurer les locaux laissés à l'abandon et retrouver les murs d'autrefois.

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