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Citadelle de Calvi, Calvi

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Set on a limestone promontory, the massive fortified Citadelle de Calvi offers panoramic views of the bay. Built by Genoese governors in 1450, the citadel has fended off quite a few major assaults throughout the centuries, including Franco-Turkish invaders and Anglo-Corsican soldiers. Engraved in marble on the porch, "Civitas Calvi Semper Fidelis" means that Calvi inhabitants are loyal to Genoa, an ironic statement because the French controlled the island--in alignment with the Turkish people. Go inside the battlements to see the governor's residence and the 13th-century Cathédrale St-Jean Baptiste that contains the celebrated "Christ des Miracles" relic made from ebony. Stroll the citadel's five bastions, each offering seascape views of Corsica's legendary calm waves. Our Calvi itinerary planner makes visiting Citadelle de Calvi and other Calvi attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • To visit, to a passage on Calvi. In addition a course type for children (€4) treasure hunt with audio guide (see with the tourist office)
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  • This is an interesting site but is mostly a structure without a lot of historical info. Combine it with a visit to the port and some time on the stunning beach.  more »
  • Small Tower of the citadel in family great view of sea and Calvi Cathedral nice also nice ballad to do
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  • Impressive walled old city with some good views and nicely signed points if interest
  • Interesting site offering nice views at Calvi, it's harbor and the bay, as well as an historic flair with it's narrow streets and vintage buildings.
  • Great place to visit in Calvi.
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  • Beautiful city, the continued military presence in the city to changed the appearance of this city to the walls "Plaster regulatory" it does not in the old stone, but beautiful cite visited
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