ITS CITADEL AND MARINA
The citadel of Calvi is an historic place, built between 1483 and 1492; its dominates from its ramparts the city of Calvi and its magnificent bay. We like to say that Christophe Colomb was born there, and there is even a small house in ruin that bears his name. Like a jewel on the blue streams of Calvi, you cannot escape a walk around its ramparts, staircases and its lanes. From the heights of our beautiful citadel you can admire the magnificent views which its offers you on Calvi, its surroundings and its beautiful marina. After having contemplated these beautiful sights, you can go to the marina and refresh yourself with a cocktail comfortably installed in a coffe terrace while admiring the sea- and mountains-view.
The sun, the holidays and the sea.
You can’t have holidays in Calvi without sunbathing on the fine and white sand of the beach. Five kilometers long, the beach of Calvi is one of the most beautiful of the region. There you can relax and benefit from all the well-being that the sea can offer you: the peace, the sea breezes and of course the sun which caresses your skin.
THE LIGHTHOUSE AND THE PICK OF THE REVELATTA
When we speak about Corsica and its dream-like landscapes, 3 naturals elements are always mentioned: its nice-smelling scrubland, its wild creeks and its sea of crystal clear, pure water in colors of azure and emerald.
That’s what we suggest you to discover by hiking to the pick of the Révelatta. On this side of the coast the sea is so pure there is a center of marine biology (STARESO) installed down there. During your walk on this trail, you will be dazzled by the views and intoxicated by the smells. Wild coves wait for you to relax or swim in it.
NOTRE DAME DE LA SERRA AND THE CAPU DI A VETA (La croix des Autrichiens)
Would you like to be amazed by one of the most beautiful point of view of Calvi? Then, direction Notre-Dame de la Serra, situated in the North of Calvi. Take the road by the coast in the direction of Galeria, it’s approximately 5 km away from the Motel les pins***, and then turn on the left to the mountain. There you go! Once you arrived, climb the few steps which separate you from the happiness... Open the gate of the Chapel, move forward in the small yard which surrounds it and then open your eyes on the magnificent view on Calvi and its bay!
If that isn’t enough for you, no worries; for the lovers of hiking, you just have to go back and take the path to the left (2 hours of walking). Stay on this path until you reach the pylon and there turn to the left, and follow the cairns along the way until this huge wooden cross. And there ... the supreme bliss... the exceptional panoramic view on Calvi, Révelatta, Lumio, Paglia Orba.... Now you just have to come down for new discoveries.