Calvi, a town in the Balagne region, is renowned for its natural and cultural wealth. This is why many holidaymakers, tourists and adventure travellers visit it every year. For a successful holiday in Corsica, discover the must-see places in the town of Calvi.
Decorated and endowed with a rich history and heritage, the Citadel of Calvi stands proudly above the town. It is appreciated because of its favourable geographical situation. Perched on a rocky outcrop, it offers a superb, totally breathtaking panoramic view of the port, the marina and the mountains that flow into the turquoise blue sea. The Citadel of Calvi has naturally become an emblematic site of the Balagne region. The cobbled streets and the typical "Genoese" houses tell you in their own way the history of the town.
The harbour's reception bridge is ideally located to the north-east of the 2nd floating bridge opposite the entrance. You should contact the harbour master before your arrival. Directly on the harbour you will find the kiosks presenting the sea trips from Calvi to Scandola, Porto, the calanques of Piana, Galeria among other dream destinations of Corsica. Please note! It is forbidden to anchor outside the port from June 1st to September 30th.
For easy access to the beautiful sandy beach of Calvi in Corsica, take the simple, elegant and romantic wooden bridge that runs alongside it. Stretching for almost 4 km, the fine sand is then revealed to beach lovers in pristine white. This is enough for them to enjoy unlimited swimming. However, they will surely tell you that the softness and smoothness of the sand loves their little hands! Seaside games (tennis, sand pit, picnics, etc.), scuba diving and jet-skiing will make for an unforgettable family holiday. Also, you will have a breathtaking view of the sunset, between the sea and the mountains, where the blue of the sky and the sea mingle. Fun and tranquillity guaranteed on the beach of Calvi!
Notre Dame de la Serra
Among the jewels of the cultural heritage, a chapel and a sculpture set in the rock can be seen on the hill. This is the chapel of Notre Dame de la Serra, built in the 15th century (1479) and classified as part of Calvi's religious heritage. The celebration of Notre-Dame de la Serra takes place every year at the beginning of September. Visit it during your stay in Corsica!
At the gates of the beautiful town of Calvi, you can admire the Revelatta peninsula, an expanse of rocky outcrop with pristine, intimate beaches and coves. Moreover, its spectacular cliffs represent a unique and paradisiacal mineral element in Balagne. More than a preserved area, Revelatta is above all a proven historical site, such as the ruins of the house of Prince Pierre-Napoléon Bonaparte. During excursions, you will find the first traces of human occupation, dating back to the Neolithic period. The path, lined with dry stone walls, also bears witness to the peninsula's agricultural past. A cape, a peninsula? Yes, and a hideout too...