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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  • October 6, 2017
    A staple of the tour of Corsica circuit! Allows to know and understand a bit more than the so-called Corsican spirit.
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  • October 6, 2017
    the Citadel is beautiful a not to miss but also down the old town with its small port Street finally everything is very nice and especially if you want to visit the coast take the road which leads Porto by the side stop you has our Lady of Serra MB NTE and her you won't regret the bad road is a dazzling view of the city of Calvi port Citadel
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  • October 5, 2017
    Nice trip to Calvi, discoveries, sea views, easy parking in October. Good maze of streets and buildings overlooking the sea...
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  • September 14, 2017
    Charming with great views. Use the eleven permanent way points to find your way.
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • September 27, 2017
    Beautiful place. Nice view.
  • September 4, 2017
    Nice place to have a walk, nice scene from up here
  • July 31, 2017
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