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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Citadelle de Calvi by using our Calvi day trip planner .
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  • and do when there is too much sun. not good for people who have difficulty walking, ... take tennis shoes and not with heels. I liked big and spectacular lagoon-style view
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  • If you go in Northern Corsica Calvi will not miss. A bit expensive but very nice, especially on July 14 when they celebrate the storming of the Bastille and make Fireworks very suggestive.
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  • I went to has a concert has the Citadel it was beautiful. A great tip has foot mounted from the Park, but that all really worth it. Apart from the Citadel Calvi is a beautiful city like all Corsica from the rest and I will return with great pleasure.
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  • Nice view blue sky but very windy,
  • The walk up to the citadel is nice, great view from the top. Take a break at any of the little ice cream shops or restaurants. It's an easy visit that can be done in an hour.
  • Charming with great views. Use the eleven permanent way points to find your way.
  • Good historical site for a 30minutes familly walk
  • Beautiful place. Nice view.

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