The Citadel of Calvi
Evocation of Calvi ...
On the coast, Calvi changes and every summer adorns itself with its attires
of Riviera to welcome the crowd which invades it. It is said that the
inhabitants have got something out of it.
To those who ventured into this town, I let by way of thought, this description
of Pierre Dominique (Corsica, 1935, Horizons of France) :
"... Walking up, we enter in the upper area surrounded
with high walls by a high gate on which the device of Calvi is engraved
Civitas Calvi semper fidelis (The town of Calvi always faithful).
After the gate and the vault, we get to a kind of covered way.
Then, if there should not be neither boat in the port, nor steams on the
waters, there you are right in the 16th century.
In fact, many houses are in bad condition and maybe the time and neglect
are partly responsible, but apparently the real culprit is Nelson, who,
in 1794, crushed the high town with its bombs and, finally, lost there
Men lain on the warm stone of the parapet are dreaming while looking
at the sea.
Extract of Terres de Corse Gabriel-Xavier
Women seated in the shade of a very white church, which is hemmed in,
isolated between the houses to which it is joined, the alleys are empty,
the silence is of a complete plenitude.
The place becomes round right in the sky and, as if it was raised in the
light, in the warmth, above the low passions, offered to the wind, the
sun, it sours to be meant to nourrish the most beautiful dreams of child..."
Holidays in Calvi - North Corsica
Visit the Town
||The Upper Town: The Citadel
|Ancient Palace of the Governors
||Palace of the Bishops of Sagone
|House of Laurent Giubegga
||House of Christopher Colombus
||Saint-Jean Baptiste Cathedral
|The Lower Town: The Marine
|Sainte-Marie Majeure Church
||Tower of "Sel"
Photo OMT Calvi
|Notre-Dame de Loretto
||Square of the "Porteuse d'Eau"
||Stele of Christopher Colombus
The Rambles around Calvi
|Meeting of Contemporary Art
|Painting by Jean-Marie
|The Longest of all the Beaches
||The Craftsmen's Road
|The Chapel of the Madonna di a Serra
||The Peak of Revellata
The Sports Activities
Sports Events Diving
| Sailing | Sport-Adventure
Clubs Sailing Harbor
For any information Contact the Tourist Office