Calvi


CalviFirstly, at Calvi, the vast bay and 5 km beach, the line of mountains covered with snow until May, the walls of the citadel that go out into the sea - you could not dream of a more picturesque location. Tour round the ramparts of this proud city, about which the saying “Semper Fidelis” echoes its turbulent history.

From here, walk down towards the port and marina, which is one of the most popular in Corsica and not far away from this point, you can put your towel out on the beach.

   TO SEE

At Calvi, the Genoese citadel, visit the pretty Baroque church of Saint John the Baptist that contains the “Christ des Miracles” which, it is said, led to the end of the siege of the town by the Turks in 1553. Also take time to look behind the pink door to the church of Sainte-Marie-Majeure and that of the Oratory of the Brotherhood of Saint Antoine. Why not visit the Revellata peninsula with its remarkable seabed and head up to Notre Dame de la Serra to enjoy its commanding views over the bay.

At Aregno, you can admire the church of the Trinity of San Giovanni, a remarkable Roman work of art, decorated with magnificent statues, including one of a man extracting a needle from his foot, as a symbol of the evil that can be extracted from the soul.

   TO EXPLORE

Off the beaten track, the gulf of Galéria offers wild beauty to hikers and diving enthusiasts alike.

   TO DO

All types of water sports are available all year round. At Calvi, you can go sailing at the sailing school and the water never goes below 14° even in the winter! You can also go cycling along the coast and if you follow the “Strada di l’Artigiani” it will lead you to the craftspeople that continue the traditions passed down over generations, also do not forget to visit the wine cellars.

   TO TASTE

Olive oil and in particular “niellaghja” olive oil that is a local speciality; “oliosi” which are biscuits made with Lama olive oil and the Sant’Antonino “croquants”, small crunchy almond biscuits.


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