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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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  • Citadelle Calvi is up a steep climb with narrow cobbled paths, take water with you. Lovely views over the beautiful town of Calvi and the port. The beach is clean and scuba diving is very popular here...  more »
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