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Polaroid of the week: Was Napoleon a gelato lover, too?

Polaroid of the week: Was Napoleon a gelato lover, too?

Last Updated on April 19, 2021

;polaroid of the week france corsica ajaccio napoleon gelateriaDuring our Mediterranean cruise last week we stopped at the French island of Corsica, birthplace of France’s great emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Despite never returning to his home island of Corsica, Napoleon is still the island’s most famous son. Especially in Ajaccio, the town where his birth house can still be visited, his likeness is used to market almost anything! There are museums, monuments, statues, and not to forget all the souvenirs that carry his name or face. Hotels and restaurants also like to use his name, like the ice cream place that has him selling gelato. So did Napoleon really like Gelato? We are sure that even with his many ‘complexes’, he did!


Tuesday 12th of July 2011

Waow, that's very funny! I did this last year... Glad you liked it though it's a bit odd to see Napoleon eating an ice cream, even for a Corsican like me (sometimes it's a bit too much)... Thanks for for the pic anyway!!! (;,;)


Wednesday 13th of July 2011

Hi Pascal, thanks for stopping by - we loved Corsica (not just for the gelato) and we will definitely be back for another visit!


Saturday 11th of June 2011

lol nice, I've never thought of Napoleone as gelato lover :)


Sunday 12th of June 2011

Ha ha! In Corsica he sells Gelato, Pizza, is the face of many a pub...Napoleon is huge in Corsica!