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Discover Calvi and its region

The town of Calvi, with its historical heritage and its firmly rooted Mediterranean culture, offers you sites and places that are emblematic of its sunny seaside and typically Corsican environment!
For your next holiday in Corsica, you can go explore Calvi with friends or family.

What to do in Calvi

For gourmets and connoisseurs, a daily stroll through the covered market, behind the church of Sainte-Marie-Majeure, will be the best way of filling your basket with traditional foods for your eyes to see and nose to smell.
Numerous producers come here each morning to sell their products: vegetables, fruit, farm cheeses, and cold local meats…
Just what you need, to discover our traditions and local flavours!

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Calvi and its region

For those who wish to have a stroll and are avid of shopping and handmade products, rue Clémenceau is an essential address. Between the jewellery, clothes and choice of stalls, the mixture of all these colours reminds you of the happy atmosphere of small, lively Italian streets.
Finally, the little streets and narrow passageways leading between the different squares, such as the well-known and beautiful Maréchal Square, will present themselves to curious onlookers, just like hidden treasures.

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Calvi tourist attractions

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The citadel of Calvi

The citadel of Calvi, a cultural and political relic, used to be a Genoan fortress in its time. Christopher Columbus’ birthplace and Napoleon’s place of residence shows evidence of its rich past.

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Salt Tower

First of all, you cannot escape visiting the citadel, which begins with climbing the Tour du Sel (Tower of Salt), a Genoan relic dating back to 1495. It gives you an amazing view of the coastline, citadel, sitting at its feet and neighbouring mountains.

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Birthplace of Christopher Columbus

Once your eyes have been astonished by the view, you will climb back down to earth and visit the house that Christopher Columbus was born in. His birth caused many an argument between Italy and Corsica, each one wanting to claim the well-known explorer’s nationality.

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The famous Saint John the Baptist Cathedral

Finally, stroll through the paved streets and ancient, typically Genoan houses, to reach the Cathedral of Saint Jean–Baptiste or the Oratory of Saint-Antoine.
Calvi, through the riches of its lands, is considered to be the capital of the Balagne region, don’t stay at the campsite Les castors, without discovering this jewel!

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