Calvi Travel Guide

  • Calvi citadel from the Mediterranean sea side
    Calvi citadel from the Mediterranean sea...
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Calvi Things to Do

  • Calvi Citadel

    The landmark and the proud of Calvi.The Citadel was built by the Genoese from the thirteenth century and many times extended and consolidated until the seventeenth century. The city motto "Civitas Calvi Semper Fidelis" remember the historic loyalty of Calvi in Genoa.Do not be surprise to see the Christoph Colomb house as the locals claim its birth...

  • Calvi

    Calvi is a perfect destination for a day visit. It is easily to walk around on foot, everything is close.Its name comes from the Latin "calvus" meaning bald, referring to the bare rock on which was built the Citadel. The marina with its cafés and restaurants, yachts and fishing boat located in the busy/business lower city offer an significant...

  • Hike Corsica Now!

    Corsica has not only a great diving spots but also great hiking options.The alpine region is quite impressive with the highest local peak Monte Cinto at 2'706 meters above sea level.The famous GR20 is a mountain trek of about 180 kilometers, one of the most difficult of Europe.It is recommended to do it in a minimum of 2 weeks (16 stages) but if...

  • Dive Corsica Now!

    Diving is a great way to relax to the max in flying over an amazing universe looking for a surprising meeting with the local fauna. My Corsica divings were cool in both meaning with a little 16°c as water temperature but also nice underwater beauties as moray, octopous, sea spider, grouper, dentex, star fish, sea cicida, lionfish,... and the famous...

  • Enjoy the blue sea!

    The Citadel of Calvi is a place you can enjoy the sea-view from different angles. You can have a harbor view, a view of the Calvi Bay with mountains, a wide sea-view which takes you as far as the horizon.

  • Take the coastal train

    Take the train from Calvi station along the coast to Ile Rousse. You could stop off on the way if you like at a fabulous little beach called St Restitude where you have to clamber down the side of a hill to reach - but it's worth it!Make sure you get your timings right on the return journey though - we sat at Ile Rousse station for what seemed like...


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Calvi Restaurants

  • Don't miss Corsican food!

    This is a typical local food serving Corsican food. You will enjoy eating at this restaurant. It is right on a little side-street next to the famous Santa Maria Church. Servers are freindly and the food is good and please book a table at the terrace. local salad and fish food and Corsican local wine

  • If sea food's your thing you'll love it!

    The restaurants in Calvi harbour are all very similar they all have great fish menus and include some good steaks but you will pay a little more for their location.A little further back you can get the same quality without the view for a little less Euro.Average is about 15E for a three course meal.One of the downsides is the lack of choice - we...

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Calvi Transportation

  • Le tramway de Balagne - u trinighellu

    The Balagne tramway (called by the locals : u trinighellu) connects Calvi to Ile Rousse along the scenic coastline. It is a very popular journey so be prepared to be a little bit squeezed during peak hours ;-)You could buy your ticket directly on board if there is no railway station and do not forget to hail the train if you want to get...

  • Calvi-Sainte-Catherine Airport (CLY)

    Located at about 10km of Calvi, this small airport has good connection with main Fench cities and continuously increasing charter air routes with European cities during the high season. Local services are limited (one kiosk-souvenir-shop and snack restaurant).My flight duration from/to Geneva was only 50 minutes thanks to Darwin Airlines.As there...

  • U Trinighellu....The Small Train of...

    Not far from the tourist office, just off the harbour, this little train will take you on a beautiful scenic ride to all parts of Corsica. It is an experience not to be missed.The line is about 115 years old and is probably one of the best ways to explore the stunning scenery of Corsica.


Calvi Local Customs

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    Pietra - the refreshing local

    by Tripack Updated Jul 9, 2013

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    Pietra is a Corsican chestnut beer (amber) to test and to taste!
    Do you prefer blondes... Colomba is waiting for you.
    Santé - Cheers!

    Drink the locals Responsibly

    Drink the locals Responsibly
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Calvi Sports & Outdoors

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    Wind surfing heaven

    by Johno77 Written Sep 22, 2003

    The beach at Calvi is 6 kms of fine white sands with clear sea - and most of all it's quiet. Not in the sense that people don't go there but there isn't the constant hum a of a speed boat pulling people round on an inflatable oversized banana.
    There is however the windsurfers who carry out their activity without disturbing me from my book. Now I'm not a windsurfing expert but my boyfriend has done it a few times - but he didn't try it out here. The majority of the time it was quite windy and I would say that in those conditions experts only would be able & brave enough to lift a sail.
    It was good to watch though.

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