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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C'était très beau à visiter , vu imprenable, facile d'accès, parking en bas de la citadelle,. Vu du haut de la citadelle sur le port, la baie et sur le village, un musée et présent dans la citadelle m... more »It was very beautiful to visit, seen impregnable, easy to access, parking down the citadel,. Seen from the top of the citadel on the port, the bay and on the village, a museum and present in the citadel but unfortunately closed at this time. Very nice visit
Location molto accattivante, peccato per la troppa gente, gli scorci dalla cittadella che affaccaino sul porto sublimi, davvero un bel posto, da migliorare i parcheggi, troppa attesa per trovarne uno more »Very captivating location, too bad for too many people, the views from the citadel that flock to the port sublime, really a nice place, to improve the parking lots, too much waiting to find one
The old citadel with many small tourist shops and restaurants. Nice view to the city and Porto. The most interesting places are marked with a sequence numbers. The entrance with car only with a special permit. There is a huge parking in the city near the entrance. The price in shops is definitely higher as usual.
Fantastic place. Very nice view over all of Calvi. Did you know that Marco Polo was born in Calvi? He was not from Genoa as many stories goes and are told. He was born here.. Most parts of the Castle (Citadelle) is being renovated so some parts might be difficult to approach. Nice afternoon outing.
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