Great beach, pretty town
peaceful relaxing and unspoilt
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Having had to leave the hotel la Signoria after finding we had been allocated a damp/mouldy room, we...more
We arrived at this hotel for a 4 night luxury break to find our Grand Suite was damp and smelt of...more
As GM (Gentil Membre or Great Member) you will welcome by the friendly GO (Gentil Organisateur or...more
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 winemore
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...more
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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...more
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...more
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.more
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
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.