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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 : gastronomy and local flavours

For lovers of good food, a daily visit to the covered market in Calvi, located behind Sainte-Marie-Majeure Church, will be the best way to fill your basket with traditional food, your eyes with colour and your nose with delicious and appetizing scents.
Many producers come every morning to sell their products: vegetables, fruits, farm cheeses, local sausages…
Something to discover our Corsican traditions and our typical tastes of Calvi! There is no shortage of restaurants in Calvi, come and taste the local products and flavours during your stay on the island of beauty.
You can also ask for car rental, boat rental or boat trip from Calvi to complete your stay.


Stroll through the streets of Calvi

For strollers, eager to shop and craft products, rue Clémenceau is the mandatory stopover.
Between jewellery, clothes and stalls of all kinds, the mixture of all these colours reminds us of the joyful atmosphere of the small, lively Italian streets.
Finally, the small alleys and narrow passages of Calvi between the different squares such as the famous and so pleasant place Maréchal, will offer themselves to the curious walkers as small treasures to be found.
Don’t miss the Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra overlooking Calvi Bay.

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Visit of Calvi: the must-see attractions

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The citadel of Calvi

The citadelle of Calvi,cultural and political vestige of the place that was once a Genoese fortress, Christopher Columbus’ birthplace as well as Napoleon’s residence, has many witnesses to the richness of its past.

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Tour du Sel

First of all, the must-see visit to the Calvi citadel begins with the ascent to la Tour du Sel, a Genoese remains dating back to 1495. She delivers a admirable view of the coastline, the citadel at its feet and the surrounding mountains.

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Birthplace of Christopher Columbus

Once your eyes are amazed by the beauty of the place, come down to earth to discover the remains of the house that saw the birth of Christopher Columbus, a birth that fuelled the discord between Italy and Corsica in its time, where everyone wanted to take over the nationality of the famous explorer.

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La célèbre cathédrale Saint Jean–Baptiste

Finally, wander through the cobbled streets and the old Genoese houses to get to the famous Saint John the Baptist Cathedral or to Saint Anthony’s Oratory.
Calvi, by the richness of its places is considered as the capital of the Balagne region, do not go to the camping Corse without having discovered this beautiful jewel !

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In the surroundings of Calvi
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