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Calvi is a Corsican seaside resort that will delight you with its charming and authentic atmosphere, which make it the "paradise city" of the Balagne region.

Calvi, a citadel in the northern part of Corsica, is criss-crossed by picturesque alleyways that lead to its port. The town, which has a rich history, was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and was the scene of the fascist resistance during the Second World War. Its marina is today the largest in Corsica, and Calvi's economy is built on tourism and, to a lesser extent, fishing.

The town is on the Route des vins in Balagne. It is surrounded by mountains and its beach, the Pinède, which stretches over three miles. The citadel of Calvi boasts some fantastic landmarks, such as the Tour de Sel, the Oratoire Saint-Antoine, the Palais des Gouverneurs, and the Poudrière, to mention just a few. Pick up a sightseeing itinerary so you don't miss any. You can also head for Port Calellu, the fishing district, with its countless boutiques and restaurants on Quai Landry. The peninsula of Revellata and its lighthouse, on the other side of Calvi, are located at the end of a 2.5-mile road set in an impressive craggy landscape. Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, located at the highest point of the town, is home to fantastic works of art. As you leave Calvi, also make sure to stop off at Notre-Dame de la Serra, a chapel with a breathtaking view over the whole bay.

If you're staying in Calvi, there are lots of nearby places to explore, such as its little sister, L'Île-Rousse, as well as Capu Cavallu and the Monte Cinto massif. You'll be spoilt for choice, with the permanent backdrop of the deep blue sea, enhanced by the rugged landscape.

Sightseeing, relaxation and a warm welcome are all on offer in Calvi, an iconic Corsican town you'll want to come back to and enjoy the good life.

Top hotels in Calvi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Mariana
Hotel Mariana
3 out of 5
Avenue Santa Maria, Calvi, Haute-Corse
The price is £111 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Calvi Harbor and Calvi Beach. Ste-Marie-Majeure Church and Citadelle de Calvi are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (131 reviews)
3 star hotel, 5 star pool

"Really nice hotel with all amenities, kettle, safe, balcony up a steep hill, close to train station and an easy walk to Calvi citadel. Outstanding feature was roof terrace and swimming pool which was shared with posher sister hotel. Nice bakery underneath the hotel for those who don't want to try ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2019

Hotel Mariana
Le Saint Erasme
Le Saint Erasme
3 out of 5
Route de Porto, Calvi, Haute-corse
The price is £92 per night

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ste-Marie-Majeure Church and Calvi Beach. Citadelle de Calvi and Calvi Cathedral are also within 15 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (140 reviews)

"Quiet, clean, superb view, excellent services, well positinned"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

Le Saint Erasme
Camping Les Castors
Camping Les Castors
4 out of 5
Route de Pietramaggiore, Calvi
The price is £79 per night

Located in the heart of Calvi, this campsite is within 1 mi (2 km) of Calvi Harbor and Calvi Beach. La Pinède and Ste-Marie-Majeure Church are also within 1 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (18 reviews)
Nice studio in Calvi, close to everything

"Good studio for a few nights in Calvi. Close to everything and very convenient to cook in it. The studio is not very big, good for a couple maximum and with not a lot of suitcases."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2017

Camping Les Castors

Popular places to visit in Calvi

Calvi Beach
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Calvi Beach

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Treat yourself to a day on a beach where you can swim, dive, pursue watersports and enjoy superb views of Calvi’s ancient citadel.  

Citadelle de Calvi
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Citadelle de Calvi

4/5(9 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Calvi with a visit to Citadelle de Calvi. Wander the beaches and seaside in the area.

Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra
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Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Go on a picturesque walk from Calvi up to a beautiful hilltop chapel for breathtaking views of the area. 

Calvi Cathedral
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Calvi Cathedral

You can learn about the history of Calvi with a trip to Calvi Cathedral. Wander the beaches and seaside in the area.

Scandola Nature Reserve
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Scandola Nature Reserve

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Scandola Nature Reserve, a lovely green space in Osani. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Ostriconi Beach
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Ostriconi Beach

4/5(1 review)

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Ostriconi Beach during your travels in Palasca? While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

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20 Jul 2019

We went to a nice Polyphonie concert in the. Ath

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