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La Signoria : charming hotel Calvi, its citadel

Our hotel is located 4 km from the center of Calvi. Occupied since the Neolithic period, the site of Calvi was for a long time an important stronghold of Corsica. Under the Roman Empire, the city was home to no less than fourteen centuries and was in the 2nd century, according to a historian, the "most famous port on the island". A few centuries later, under Genoese rule, the strategic character of the city was affirmed by the construction of the Citadel. This magnificent fortress was the object of many covetousnesses and resisted many sieges, including the one led by Admiral Nelson in 1794. Considered today as the symbol of the city, its visit will leave you with many unforgettable memories. As you stroll through its cobbled streets, you will appreciate the superb views of the bay and the many monuments that it houses. Discover the Saint John the Baptist cathedral, built in the 17th century, the Saint Anthony oratory, classified as a historical monument, the former Governors' Palace and the house where, according to an unconfirmed legend, Christopher Columbus was born.

All the treasures of Calvi from our charming hotel

During your stay in our charming hotel, you can appreciate the other treasures of Calvi. In the lower town, discover the lively Rue Clémenceau, a pedestrian street in summer, and, at the end of the street, the square of the Sainte-Marie-Majeure church, a beautiful baroque building with pretty pink hues. Stroll along the commercial port which hosts the Calvi On The Rocks festival at the beginning of July, and admire the Salt Tower, built by the Genoese in 1495. Then take the little beach train to reach the Pinède, the most famous beach of the city which extends over more than 5 km and offers many water sports activities. Relax on our beautiful beaches in Calvi, Corsica. Finally, don't leave Calvi and our luxury hotel without admiring the superb sunset on the wild coast of the Revellata peninsula. All the wonders of the city from our charming hotel in Calvi La Signoria.