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Corsica’s north west town of Calvi is most famously known for its beautiful beaches and crescent-shaped bay set against a backdrop of captivating mountains and surrounding pine forests. Home to baroque buildings including St John Baptiste Cathedral, a medieval citadel overlooks the marina from the bay.

The chapel of Notre-Dame de la Serra perched high on a hill top, it offers the most fantastic panoramic views over the city. The picturesque Quai Landry esplanade, adorned with yachts, it is a hot spot for the rich and famous, with Cannes and Nice glancing across in the distance.

Scattered with quaint cafes and hill top restaurants, stop and sample locally produced cheese, breads and olive oil, washed down with a glass of delicious local wine as you sit back and watch the sun go down. Wander down quaint cobbled streets and stop for lunch at one of the many outdoor restaurants lined along the harbour serving the freshest catch of the day.

Spring and autumn are some of the best months to visit when the temperatures are a little cooler. The quiet uncrowded atmosphere of Calvi’s beaches will at gives give you the feeling of having the whole stretch of beach to yourself.

Sue

Our Calvi Expert

Sue has been helping clients discover their dream holiday for over 10 years. She loves to travel and has even indulged in an around the world trip.
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Calvi At A Glance

Calvi is Best Known as
The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, its lofty citadel, superb cuisine and five-mile beach
What to See in Calvi
Ancient Cittadella district, Watchtower Tour du Sel, Pro-cathedral Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Sainte-Marie-Majeure church, Notre Dame de la Serra Church, Calvi's beach, Algajola beach, Ancient Palace of the Genoese governors.
Places to visit near Calvi
Balagne Ile Rousse, called garden of Corsica, Sant'Antonino village, Corbara village, Pigna village, Bodri beach

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