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.